Monday, February 07, 2005

Joe Cain Day

Joe Cain day is a huge day in Mobile. It is called the 'People's Parade' and is a day that anyone can put on a costume and join in the parade. The Joe Cain parade is made up of many smaller societies such as the Cain Raisers, The Bums and most well known Cain's Merry Widows. The newspaper did an long article about them this year.

Read the Article from Mobile Register
Day of the Widows
Traditional visit by Joe Cain's Merry Widows draws a crowd to the legend's grave
Monday, February 07, 2005
Entertainment Reporter

Joe Cain day is one of my favorite days of Mardi Gras. The leader of the parade is the forth person to portray Chief Slac, Wayne Dean, my dad. This year was his twentieth time to lead the parade. There is another group that paraded for the first time this year in Joe Cain and they are The Mistresses. These ladies dress all in red with veils covering their faces. They seem to stir things up a bit especially with the Widows. I think the more the merrier and they make things more interesting. These ladies seem to have a great time.

Read the Article from Mobile Register
Beautiful day brings out Super crowds
Monday, February 07, 2005
Staff Reporters

Read the Article from WKRG News
Revlers Celebrate Joe Cain Day
Kesshia Peyton
WKRG Channel 5
Feb 6, 2005

After the parade I went with my dad to make an appearance at the Maisville Mystics and then headed back downtown to watch the evening parades La Krewe de Bienville and La Femme Cassette. I then went home and changed for the balls that evening.

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