A close-up video view of the miniature ‘tit Rex Mardi Gras parade, plus lots of photos | Mardi Gras

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The squatting crowds were treated to a series of small satires on Sunday February 13, as the parade of toy-like ‘tit Rex rolled through the streets of Saint-Roch and Marigny. Look for the little COVID king news, a house float in a water-filled goldfish bowl (has there ever been a Mardi Gras float that actually floated?), a “global village idiot” , the seemingly endless hamster wheel of 2020-2021, a “show off your tattoos” tank, New Orleans as a dump, the wondrous mechanical leviathan tank, and other miniature marvels.

This year’s theme was “Little Did We Know” and the queen was costume designer Cree McCree.

Squatting crowds were treated to a series of small satires on Sunday, February 13, as the shoebox-style ‘tit Rex parade hit the streets. Look for the tiny King COVID, a house float in a goldfish bowl, and the seemingly endless hamster wheel of 2020-2021.




The ‘tit Rex mini-parade was founded by entertainers who embraced the elementary school shoebox float parade mode as a stripped-down antidote to excessive carnival superkrewes.

His name is a brilliantly complicated pun that combines the Cajun prefix ‘tit (for small), with a reference to the venerable Rex parade, which produces a term that sounds like T-Rex, short for Tyrannosaurus Rex, the creepy dinosaur.

To learn more about Carnival 2022, watch our videos of the Joan of Arc parade, the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, the Krewe Boheme, the Krewe du Vieux and the krewedelusion parades.

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