The Krewe de Secondline is yet another offshoot of the ambitious Port City Secondliners, a small group that started out about 2008 as a non-parading organization.
In 2017, the Secondliners started the Secondline Festival downtown, a free celebration of brass bands and other aspects of Mardi Gras. Their third festival was held January 19, the day after the Port City ball.
Now Port City has created the Krewe de Secondline, which this year will parade for the second time. It's a separate organization that is tied to Port City, but they are not one and the same, according to KDS President TJ Pettway.
“We’re always looking to new adventures, and the idea of a parade came about two or three years ago,” Pettway said.
The Krewe de Secondline is co-ed and semi-mystic. The 100-plus riders will wear masks aboard six rented floats. The theme will be Celebrate Mobile.
The first KDS parade was held on Joe Cain Day, right behind Le Krewe de Bienville.
Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste approved that request for 2019 but told Pettway in writing, “Future permit applications will need to request another date …”
This year, the group wanted to parade behind the Krewe of Marry Mates, but the police department ultimately turned them down for that spot and instead placed the parade behind the Crewe of Columbus on Friday, February 21. The parade included five floats, rented from the Pharaohs.
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