Krewe of Gemini night parade in Gulfport

By Krystal Allan – bio | email

This time it wasn't the weather raining on people's parade, it was throws and trinkets.  The Krewe Gemini ruled the night on Fat Tuesday during the 41st annual Krewe of Gemini night parade.

"It's awesome!  It's so fun!  We don't have parades like this back at home.  It's awesome," says Tanner Crouch from Melbourne, Florida.

More than 40 floats snaked their way through downtown Gulfport. The floats parked in front of city hall to be announced and judged.  For some, it was their first taste of Mardi Gras south Mississippi style.

"It's very exciting!  I like it so much!  I really love it! I'm enjoying it!  I really am," says Wanda Smith who came down from Wiggins.

It doesn't matter if one's a parade novice or veteran; if you've got the lung power, you'll get the throws.  Greta O'Quine also came down Highway 49 to be at the Gulfport parade.  It was her first Krewe of Gemini parade, but she's already mastered the art of snagging the best throws.

"It's hollering' and screaming'!  There it come again.!  Come on baby come on!  Throw them over here," O'Quine screams.

This parade was big on fun, friends and family.

"We try to get the kids into it you know.  It's our first one as a family," says Jared Underwood of Gulfport.

For 41 years, the Krewe of Gemini has let the good times roll in Gulfport and the party has no plans of stopping any time soon.

This year's King Jupiter was JR Moses.  Queen Leda was Amanda Broome.  This year's grand marshall was Lewis Shanks.

Copyright 2010 WLOX. All rights reserved.