Norman Reedus of ‘Walking Dead’ and Ian Somerhalder of ‘Vampire Diaries’ Ride for Endymion in New Orleans

 

Norman Reedus at Gallier Hall
Norman Reedus at Gallier Hall

In tonight’s Endymion Parade in New Orleans, Ian Somerhalder of TV’s “Vampire Diaries” and “Lost” road as Co-Grand Marshal with Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead” and “The Boondock Saints.”  Each had their own float, of course, and had separate toasts with Mayor, Mitch Landrieu.

Ian Somerhalder visits Mayor Landrieu at Gallier Hall
Ian Somerhalder visits Mayor Landrieu at Gallier Hall

While Mr. Reedus stayed at the top for his toast, Mr. Somerhalder was down among the musicians that were serenading him on his ride.  After exchanging toasts with Mayor Landrieu, the celebrities went on their merry way.

The King of the Endymion Krewe stopped for a toast with Mayor Landrieu
The King of the Endymion Krewe stopped for a toast with Mayor Landrieu

They were followed by members of the court and then the King and Queen of the Endymion Krewe.  While the toasts with the mayor were exciting for those present, the crowd was more exciting once the millions of beads were flying into the stands.

The crowd shouting for the attention of the maskers at the Endymion Parade
The crowd shouting for the attention of the maskers at the Endymion Parade

In addition to the beads there were many other goodies including frisbies, stuffed animals, balls of various sizes and types, dubloons, glowing rings, necklaces, and other jewelry.

Lovely ladies and marching bands were also a part of the parade
Lovely ladies and marching bands were also a part of the parade

More Mardi Gras photos can be found in the Mardi Gras Memories 2014 photo gallery.

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