Monday, February 16, 2009

Crece Mardi Gras fun with the "Greasing for the Poles" at the Royal Sonesta

The unusual show features surprise celebrity interviews, local music, and a lot of Vaseline.

Full coverage of Mardi Gras

The Royal Sonesta Hotel originated the tradition of greasing the support poles as a means to deter the most zealous revelers from shimmying up space longed balcony above Bourbon Street.

Over the years this event has grown to attract crowds of spectators and media around the world.

Lubrication of the 2009 ceremony with the Polish members of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Tyrone Mathieu Zulu King and Queen Sheila Mathieu appear as guests of honor the special event, such as Zulu celebrates 100th anniversary of its organization.

Rita BensonHonorary polo greasers include Rita Benson, Executive Vice President of the New Orleans Saints and Dana Stumpf, CEO of The Jesters, New Orleans professional football team.

Trumpeter Leroy Jones will take its original Hurricane Brass Band and Mike Theis, the host of Morning Show MIX 92.3 FM, broadcast live from the Royal Sonesta balcony during the event.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the fun information about Mardi Gras in New Orleans. We're trying to recreate Bourbon Street in Denver for those who can't make it to New Orleans. I don't know if we're going to be able to have greased poles, but one can hope.