Members of the ever grungy Foo Fighters rock band will lead a parade through the streets of downtown New Orleans on Feb. 14. The Krewe du Foo Broken Hearts Social Club Parade will simultaneously mark three occasions: Valentine’s Day, the Mardi Gras season and the opening of the new Fillmore nightclub on the upper floor of Harrah’s Casino, where the Foo Fighters will perform two (unfortunately sold-out) shows on Feb. 15 and 16.
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and DJ Raj Smoove will join the Foo Fighters’ procession, as well as the Camel Toe Lady Steppers dance troupe, the Rolling Elvi scooter-riding Elvis impersonators, the Alice Harte Marching Band, the Martin Luther King Jr. Marching Band and many others. The parade will include floats.