Flock Of Flamingos Sighting

Submitted by BRBill February 10th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

Looks like the first flock of flamingos has arrived in time for the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball and parade here in Baton Rouge. These were sighted in my neighbor Terry’s yard just down the street from me. The flamingo is the official mascot of the Spanish Town parade, always a highly irreverant and politicized affair. This  years theme is BP Blows and Wiki Leaks. The Ball will be Saturday 2/12/2011 with the headliner being a former local fellow by the name of Johnny Ramistella better known as Johnny Rivers. The parade will be Saturday March 5th starting at high noon beginning and ending in front of the State Capitol on Spanish Town Road winding it’s way thru downtown Baton Rouge and witnessed by a crowd in the hundreds of thousands. It’s a great time and fun parade to be in. Y’all come on down and check it out. More to follow…..

6 Responses to “Flock Of Flamingos Sighting”

  1. Allee Willis

    You know that I absolutely love lawns that look like this. The resident loved flamingos enough to pop down the coin for an entire flock. But I really love the handmade factor of the giant flamingos and the two small ones frolicking under the tree.

    Is Johnny Ramistella the singer Johnny Rivers? I used to love his records.

    I hope you get lots of nutty photos for us at the Spanish Town parade this Saturday!

  2. BRBill

    Many thanks for the Certificate of Authenkitschity! I’ll pass the news of that along to my neighbor. I figured ya’ll might like this one and i’ll be keeping an eye out for more as a huge flock usually descends upon University Lakes over by LSU. I plan full reports of all Mardi Gras activity this year including our Krewe Of Southdowns parade, the Spanish Town parade and Mardi Gras day, all in early March. Stay tuned. And yes, Johhny Ramistella is Johnny Rivers, a great artist.

  3. k2dtw

    Great post… I LOVE flamingos, I can’t believe I have never even heard of the Spanish Town Parade and it’s wonderful mascot???
    I hope you will have many Flamingo Flock Sightings this year!! I did a Google Image search on the parade, and found lots of pictures…so colorful. The “BP & Wiki” themes crack me up, it just sounds like so much fun. Wondering if the antique shops/flea markets get many vintage flamingos???…ceramic, cement, airbrush art???..