Past Themes & Royalty

Each year, the mutha krewe establishes a theme for the parade, and each sub-krewe then interprets it in their own inimitable fashion.

2015: KdV Begs for Change

Jim Aiken
King: Jim Aiken

2014: Where the Vile Things Are

Don Marshall
King: John Barry

2013: KdV Comes Early

Don Marshall
Queen: Bethany Bultman

2012: Crimes Against Nature

Don Marshall
Queen: Deon Haywood

2011: 25 Years Wasted!

Don Marshall
King: Don Marshall

2010: Fired Up!

King: Dr. John

2009: KDV's Stimulus Package Frankie Ford
King: Frankie Ford

2008: Magical Misery Tour
Ron Lewis
King: Ronald Lewis of the House of Dance & Feathers

2007: Habitat for Insanity
Chris Rose
King: Chris Rose

2006: KDV SAYS C'est Levee
Walter Williams
King: Walter Williams

2005: WWKdVD? (What Would Krewe du Vieux Do?)
Al Johnson
King: Al "Carnival Time" Johnson

2004: The Quest for Immorality
Coleen Salley
Queen: Coleen Salley

2003: Off the Record
Uncle Lionel
King: Uncle Lionel Batiste

2002: Depraved New World
Andrei Codrescu
King: Andrei Codrescu

2001: 2001: A Space Fallacy
Ernie KDoe
King: Ernie & Antoinette K-Doe (and Grand Duchess Tee-Eva)

2000: The Idiots and the Oddities
Walt Handelson
King: Walt Handelsman

1999: Krewe du Vieux's Urban Myths
Ray  Kern
King and Queen: Ray "Plaine" Kern and Queen Urbana (Jodi McDaniel)

1998: Souled Down the River
Irma Thomas with Grand Duchesses Marcia Ball & Tracy Nelson Royalty: Irma Thomas with Grand Duchesses Marcia Ball & Tracy Nelson

1997: Krewe du Vieux Goes Deep
Buddy Dilberto
King: Buddy Diliberto

1996: Krewe du Vieux Achieves Decade-ence
King & Queen: Ronnie Virgets & Lynne Jensen

1995: Unnaturally New Orleans
Queen: GiO

1994: The Ballot of New Orleans
King: Danny Barker

1993: Posthumorously Yours
Henri Schindler
King: Henri Schindler

1992: Krewe du Vieux Rights the NewsAngus Lind
King: Angus Lind


1991: Krewe du Vieux's Lost Conventions
King & Queen: Ricky Graham & Becky Allen

1990: Krewe du Vieux Smells Something Fishy
Al Scramuzza
King: Al Scramuzza

1989: Krewe du Vieux Predicts
KDV Logo
Queen: Lois Simbach

1988: Krewe du Vieux Eats Out

KDV Logo

King: Chef Paul Prudhomme

1987: Odd Couples
Queen: Charmaine Neville




The Krewe du Vieux’s seventeen subkrewes will each present their own interpretations of the theme. Subkrewes include the Krewe of C.R.U.D.E., Krewe of Space Age Love, Krewe of Underwear, Seeds of Decline, Krewe of Mama Roux, Krewe of L.E.W.D., Krewe of Drips and Dis- charges, Krewe of K.A.O.S., Knights of Mondu, T.O.K.I.N., Krewe Rue Bourbon, Krewe de C.R.A.P.S., Mystic Krewe of Spermes, Mystic Krewe of Comatose, Mystic Krewe of Inane, and Krewe du Mishigas.

Also marching will be many of the city’s top brass bands. Showcasing the local brass band talent is one of many Krewe du Vieux traditions not eligible for coverage under the health care reform bill.