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Mon July 2, 2012
Super Bowl: Float, Route Change for Choctaw
The Super Bowl is costing a Mardi Gras parade krewe on New Orleans' west bank its usual floats and its usual route.
There won't be any Carnival parades during Super Bowl weekend. That's the weekend The Krewe of Choctaw usually rolls.
Krewe captain Chuck Favrot tells The Times-Picayune that Choctaw usually shares floats and themes with a Baton Rouge group, the Krewe of Jupiter. But moving Choctaw's parade puts both on the same day — Jan. 26.
Favrot says Jupiter will get the floats this year, and builder Philip Fricano will get floats for Choctaw from other parades on New Orleans' east bank. But there won't be time to get the floats to the west bank, so Choctaw will have to use New Orleans' uptown parade route.