Chewbacchus rolled Saturday and WWOZ was on hand! Check out this footage from the parade.
The 900-member krewe is a sci-fi themed Mardi Gras parade, as well as a self-described "satirical space cult." Chewbacchus consists of over 150 distinct subkrewes, each of which pays loving (and sometimes satirical) homage to the full spectrum of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and everything in between. Chewbacchus is a model of creative collaboration and has grown into a self-sustaining tradition.
The parade consists of roughly 100 contraptions which are either pushed, pedaled, or pulled and are built onto bicycles, homemade trailers, and shopping carts.