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3/2, Uptown, 5:15 p.m.
As the granddaddy of the super krewes, Bacchus holds onto its important place in history, as a parade designed as an “event,” to bring tourists to the city, and national attention to the celebration. This year's Bacchus, "House" star Hugh Laurie, should be a fan favorite, following in the footsteps of other recent Bacchus monarchs. But celebrity monarch aside, some of the signature floats remain sentimental favorites: the Kong family, the Bacchagator, the Bacchasauras and Bacchawhoppa.