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Hail, Orpheus! Hail, Yes! (20 images)


The Krewe of Orpheus of Mandeville was founded in 1987 by a group of businessmen on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Although billed as the "original" Orpheus (they pre-date their New Orleans equivalent) they are still a relatively new krewe to Mardi Gras.

Orpheus' ball is a non-traditional affair, with a lively atmosphere and tickets available to the public for purchase. Most ball-goers bring their own beverages and snacks in coolers to enjoy throughout the...
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