Nereids parade turns into Saints pep rally

By Doug Walker – bio | email

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - Thousands of people gathered on the streets of Waveland Sunday for the Krewe of Nereids parade. But while purple, green, and gold were prevalent, black and gold ruled the day, along with that familiar chant of "Who Dat."

Some bizarre characters decided to do whatever they had to to guarantee a Saints win, including Barry, who was busy with a little black magic.

"I'm here to cast my voodoo spell on those Colts. It's Boudreaux, the great grandson of Marie Leveaux, the voodoo queen of New Orleans."

The parade rolled with Queen Doris leading the way. But on Super Bowl Sunday, the parade goers had no intention of missing the game. One was very honest in his comments to WLOX News.

"I'll make it back, but what kind of condition I'm going to be in is the question," he said.

So with a parade and a Saints Super Bowl on the same day, can things get any better?

The crowd began to chat,  "Yeah baby, New Orleans Saints, Who Dat, Who Dat."

Marching bands strutted their stuff, pleasing the people who came out to enjoy the day. But you could tell there was a definite theme building.  And it doesn't matter what age you are when it comes to backing the beloved Saints.

More floats, more beads, and more music. A successful parade, and a successful Saints pep rally. All on the same day.

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