Brian Jacobson
Mardi Gras at Turner Hall

Hurricanes and Mucca Pazza

By - Mar 10th, 2011 04:00 am

It’s a thing of wonder to watch an audience who have never seen Mucca Pazza live and in-person before, made even greater when they start the horn-filled and hap-hazardly outfitted marching band show by playing smack dab in the middle of the crowd.  And let’s not forget the bevy of cheerleaders that rile up the attendees at each show.

This was the height of a night at Turner Hall on Fat Tuesday that featured two levels of the brand of colorful decadence the holiday is known for. There was a New Orleans- inspired spread by Maxie’s Southern Comfort, cheap fruity alcohol specials, beads aplenty, and many hours of expert deejaying by 88.9 Radio Milwaukee‘s Marcus Doucette, Jordan Lee, and Tarik Moody.

Maxie’s also made the largest King Cake this city has ever seen (the baby was found around ten slices in), there was a red carpet photo studio for entrants, and there was the ability to bask in the moody glow of the historic ballroom from a dark table on the second floor.

You can click through our slideshow of the night’s events below, or jump right into our flickr set here.

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