Founded in 1977, the Conde Cavaliers open the downtown Mobile parading season. Members proudly point out that they held a ball and a parade in their first year.
The organization is named after the celebrated French general, Prince de Conde, for whom Fort Conde in downtown Mobile was named. It's a large group, and these gents always like to throw.
One of the group's four permanent floats, The Conde Cavalier Express, is an impressive, self-propelled, three-unit train.
This year, the Condes rolled on January 26 with 16 floats by Royal Artists. Their theme was Conde Goes Wild.
To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2018 parade, click HERE.
The Mask's exclusive slideshow of photos from the 2018 parade is below.
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