All right, y’all, the week we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Just be sure to remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Repeat: marathon, not a sprint. We had almost a year to recover and prepare so we should be ready, but after this past weekend’s shenanigans I’m not sure we were prepared enough. Some of us acted like this past weekend was Mardi Gras weekend. I feel like it might have prepared me better and reminded me of what’s to come!
This past Friday the Order of Osiris once again stunned Mobile with their sold out performance. Over 1,900 people watched, as members took us on a tour of “Magical Kingdoms.” The ball was opened with regalia as Queen Angela and Queen Tracy made their first walks around the dance floor for the cheering crowd.
Following the royals were the three emblems of the order, Osiris, Isis and Horus, who all amazed the crowd in dazzling costumes, getting them ready for the show that was to follow…and what a show it was.
The tableau started with the man himself, Walt Disney, with Mickey and Minnie at his side, welcoming everyone to the “happiest place on Earth.” Following him, the crowd was treated to Aladdin floating on his magic carpet with Princess Jasmine, Rapunzel letting down her hair from her castle, Belle waltzing with Beast and the Mad Hatter giving us a glimpse of the temptations of his dynamic tea party. Even Elsa showed up but instead of freezing the crowd with her cold touch, she worked them even more with her sizzling interpretation of “Let it GO” and “Ice Ice Baby.”
As the tableau ended Prince Charming woke Snow White with “true love’s kiss” after she had been enchanted by the evil queen and her alter ego. When the tableau was finished Queen Angela and Queen Tracy made their final walk for the members and the guests. The excitement built as the Ball Captain and the Ball Lieutenant circled the dance floor before crowning Osiris’s new monarchs, King Greg the 37th and King Marty the 37th. Congratulations, Osiris on another amazing, magical night and to King Greg and King Marty. We wish you a thrilling reign!
Mardi Gras brings out Boozie’s favorite types of people: the entertaining ones, the drunks and the ones that will go to any measure. Friday night a group was spotted walking through a Taco Bell drive-thru. Hey, walking beats drinking and driving but it’s pretty strange way to get your Nacho Bell Grnade. Saturday, a girl jumped out of a moving car, grabbed some beads on the side of the road and ran back to the car and hopped in. I really hope those were some special beads! Then some girls were spotted with a sign saying “Hit me like I’m family.” Umm, hello genius sign!
Also on Saturday, Bengals and former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and his wife, Katherine Webb, were spotted on an Alabama-themed float. What does an NFL quarterback throw in a Mardi Gras parade? Footballs, of course!
Some of my spies were up to no good this weekend but weren’t going to be wronged. Let me explain. At one bar the bathroom line was long and of course it was long because it’s Mardi Gras and everyone is drinking, which means everyone has to go pee.
So my spy and a friend were standing in line and were a few people back when the door opened and someone not in the bathroom line ran in and shut the door. Everyone was not happy so they decided to block the door and question this line skipper. Once she comes out, she explains that she is pregnant and had to throw up. Everyone was like oh, OK, but next time just ask.
Then, my spy is enjoying the parade when she spots the line skipper and notices that she not only is drinking up but also appears drunk! Not cool, but not her baby, so she goes up to the girl’s boyfriend and congratulates him on his girlfriend’s pregnancy. He didn’t know. Now that he is freaking out, the line skipper turns around and confesses that she isn’t pregnant but didn’t want to wait in line. Umm girl, you think anyone wants to wait in line? NO!!
Boozie’s spy made sure to make the bouncers aware of what she did and she was asked to leave. Hopefully she learned her lesson not to fake pregnancy and not to skip in front of people in the bathroom line.
As the world turns
Mardi Gras overload, and it will be the next few weeks, but I gotta also keep y’all up on other gossip! The New York Daily News named Callaghan’s Irish Social Club as one of the Top 150 Best Bars in America! We Mobilians already knew that but I’m glad others are recognizing our friend!
Also, Mobile (kinda) native DJ Fluker, a guard for the New York Giants, was spotted in a Super Bowl commercial! He was a backup dancer in the commercial featuring Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. recreating a famous scene from the film “Dirty Dancing.” DJ was then spotted the next day touring McGill-Toolen. Boozie just loves when NFL players come home!
Well, kids, that’s all I’ve got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous or just plain ol’ Mardi Gras lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!