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The Krewe of Bacchus rolls on the Uptown route Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, to the theme ‘Bacchus Celebrates its Golden Anniversary.’ More than 1,600 members on 32 animated super-floats tossed golden boxing gloves, lighted pirate books and eye patches among other logo items. Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons reigned as Bacchus L. Huey Lewis and the News performed at Bacchus’ Rendezvous along with the Wise Guys. Early in 1968, the Krewe of Bacchus broke with Carnival tradition by staging a Sunday night parade with bigger and more spectacular floats than anything previously seen in Carnival. They then decided to have a national celebrity king lead the parade, breaking ranks with 113 years of Carnival tradition.