One thing that has remained fairly consistent about Mobile's parading mystic societies is that they are either men's groups or ladies' groups.
In 1993, the Krewe of Marry Mates changed all that, creating a society specifically for married couples. At least one other such group followed in the Marry Mates' footsteps, but it has since dropped from the parade lineup.
Keep in mind, there are a couple of non-parading groups for couples, such as The Etruscans
These days, several groups have both men and women on their floats (and some of the ladies' groups do have male marshals on horseback), but the Marry Mates remain the only group specifically for married couples to ride on the floats together.
This year, KOMM will parade on the night of February 3, right behind the Order of Butterfly Maidens. Both groups will follow Route A, despite the fact that the first parade of the night - Maids of Mirth - will be following the brand new Route G.
The KOMM theme will be Better Together. Expect seven floats, rented from the Order of Polka Dots. The parade will be led by King Alan and Queen Sheila, Emblem Butch and Colleen, and Grand Marshal Sandee.
To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2018 parade, click HERE.
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Krewe of Marry Mates
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