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Southern Decadence 2014 Grand Marshals
SOUTHERN DECADENCE 2014 GRAND MARSHALS


THE 2014 OFFICIAL POSTER
 

As with most royalty, keeping track of Southern Decadence history can be a challenge.

The year 2014 will be the 43rd Southern Decadence celebration, but this will be only the 41st year with a Grand Marshal, since Grand Marshal selection did not begin until the third year of Southern Decadence. 

And oddly enough, 2014 gives us the 40th Grand Marshals, because the two Grand Marshals in 1978 were counted as numbers V and VI.  And thanks to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Grand Marshals XXXIII reigned for both 2005 and 2006.  And Hurricane Gustav allowed Grand Marshals XXXV to reign for both 2008 and 2009. 

Also, 2014 will feature the 39th parade, because there was no official parade in 1972, 2005, 2008 and 2012.

Here is the complete listing of the Southern Decadence Grand Marshals:

1972 none  
Frederick Wright

"Fish"
1973 none  
1974 I Frederick Wright
1975 II Jerome Williams  (deceased)
1976 III Preston Hemmings
1977 IV Robert Laurent    
1978 V & VI Robert King (deceased) and
   Kathleen Kavanaugh

Olive

Jamie Temple
1979 VII Bruce Harris
1980 VIII Tom Tippin
1981 IX Tommy Stephan
1982 X Don Ezell  (deceased)
1983 XI Danny Wilson  (deceased)
1984 XII Mumbo
1985 XIII Michael "Fish" Hickerson    
1986 XIV Kathleen Conlon
Miss Fly

Wayne White
1987 XV Olive
1988 XVI Jerome Lebo  (deceased)
1989 XVII George Goode  (deceased)
1990 XVIII Robbie "Ruby" Haywood  (deceased)
1991 XIX Jamie Temple
1992 XX Rhee  (deceased)    
1993 XXI Ms. Fly  (deceased)
Miss Love

Robin Malta
1994 XXII Alain
1995 XXIII Ed "Blanche" Norton
1996 XXIV Wayne White
1997 XXV Miss Love
1998 XXVI Robin Malta  (deceased)    
1999 XXVII Errol Rizzuto
Rick Thomas, Bianca Del Rio
and Pat "Estelle" Ritter
2000 XXVIII Tony Langlinais and
   Thom "Smurf" Murphy 
(deceased)
2001 XXIX Bianca Del Rio, Pat "Estelle" Ritter
   and Rick Thomas
2002 XXX "Irish" Mike Sheehan
2003 XXXI Rusty LaRoux  
2004 XXXII Donnie Jay  (deceased)
Lisa Beaumann and Regina Adams
2005
and
2006
XXXIII Lisa Beaumann and Regina Adams
2007 XXXIV Electra City, Guadalupe and
   Marcus Martinez
 
2008
and
2009
XXXV Paloma and Tittie Toulouse
Toby Lefort and Julien Artressia
2010 XXXVI Julien Artressia and Toby Lefort
2011 XXXVII Tiffany Alexander and Misael Rubio
2012 XXXVIII Pat McArdle
2013 XXXIX Tami Tarmac and Venus Santiago
2014 XL Aubrey Synclaire, Chad Boutte and
   Reba Douglas

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