Talk:Rex parade

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It should be noted that Rex is not typically classified as a "Super Krewe," because while the organization is one of the best known and most publicized faces of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the organization and parade are markedly different than those of true Super Krewes such as Bacchus and Endymion.

While Rex continues to build its floats atop vintage cotton wagon chassis and wheels, and with more traditional decoration, the floats of the Super Krewe are draped with fiber-optic lighting, and can be many times the size of a typical float; these techniques can often create a "show within a show." In addition, with the size of their floats, the organizations have made their memberships significantly more accessible in order to fill the beasts, and for this reason Bacchus' membership rolls are much larger than those of Rex. It can be safely said that the styles subscribed to by these respective organizations are both valid and representative of the Mardi Gras spirit, but again, it should be noted that Rex's approach to the creation of its parade is much more traditional, and does not resemble the methods utilized by a "Super Krewe."