If you were one of the light saber-wielding marchers, or part of the patient curbside throng at the memorial parade for late actor Carrie Fisher that took place in the Bywater on Friday evening (Dec. 30), then you are free to skip this pair of videos and get on with your day. But if you couldn't make it to the New Orleans-style send off, click the YouTube arrows to catch what you missed.
Fisher is, of course, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie series. The iconic character made her a hero of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Mardi Gras marching group, which was inspired by Star Wars themes. The parade, which was officially titled "To Me, She's Royalty: A Parade to Honor Carrie Fisher," was led by the Leijorettes Carnival dance troupe, which is devoted to all that futuristic feminist Princess Leia represents.
Look for appearances by Chewbacchus co-founder Ryan Ballard and Leijorettes co-leader Sally Asher, who describe the event.