Queen of the Opera: Act II
Co-Captains Rip & Marsha Naquin-Delain
King Cake Queen XXII
of Gay Mardi Gras
continuing her reign in 2016 as
"Queen of the Opera"
over the Krewe of Queenateenas'
2016 Carnival festivities at the Ambush Mansion
on World famous Bourbon Street,
which climaxed with with the
29th Annual Official Gay Mardi Gras Bead Toss
on Fat Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
(Photo by: Larry Graham, GrahamStudioOne.COM)
"Her Imperial Majesty sends greetings and announces with pleasure her invitation for all to gather from near and far and join in the many celebrations under the Rainbow Banner of the 67th Gay Mardi Gras leading up to the 29th Gay Mardi Gras Bead Toss February 9, 2pm, at the Ambush Palace, 828 Bourbon Street." - by Queen of the Opera: Act II Aubrey Synclaire
Celebrating the 67th Gay Mardi Gras, the 29th Annual Gay Mardi Gras Bead Toss takes place from the world famous balcony at Ambush Mansion located between Oz and Bourbon Pub Parade, and Cafe Lafitte in Exile and Clover Grill.
Ambush Magazine "The 'Official' Dish (see page 4)King Cake Queen XXII Aubrey Synclaire leads 29th Gay Mardi Gras Bead Toss Feb. 9
Celebrating the 67th Gay Mardi Gras, Aubrey Synclaire will lead the 29th Annual Gay Mardi Gras Bead Toss Tuesday, Feb. 9 beginning at 2pm. It all takes place from the world famous balcony at Ambush Mansion, 828 Bourbon Street, between Oz and Bourbon Pub Parade, and Cafe Lafitte in Exile and Clover Grill.
The 22nd King Cake Queen of Gay Mardi Gras is the first in history to continue her reign into a second year returning as Queen of the Opera: Act II. Co-Captains of the Krewe of Queenateenas added this interesting twist to this short Carnival season due to private family obligations which require the co-captains to remain out of town for much of the season.
Only 50 guests are invited to the Bead Toss each year, 10 from the reigning queen, and 40 from the co-captains. The King Cake Queen is chosen from those revelers participating. The individual exhibiting the most enthusiasm and expertise in bead toss techniques is chosen to reign as King Cake Queen the following year.
The official photographer of the King Cake Queens, Larry Graham, has produced three portraits this year reflecting the true meaning of Mardi Gras: PURPLE representing Justice, GREEN Faith, and GOLD Power.
Ambush Magazine "The 'Official' Dish (see page 4)"Queen of the Opera: Act II,"
Aubrey Synclaire to lead 29th Gay Mardi Gras Bead Toss
In an interesting twist to the short 2016 Carnival Season, Aubrey Synclaire will continue her reign as King Cake Queen XXII of Gay Mardi Gras. The Co-Captains of the Krewe of Queenateenas, Rip and Marsha Naquin-Delain, are proud to announce that 2016 will see "Queen of the Opera: Act II." This will be the first time a King Cake Queen has reigned for two years.
The Queen of the Opera will lead the 29th Official Gay Mardi Gras Bead Toss on Fat Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from World famous Ambush Mansion's Bourbon Street balcony at 2pm. Located at 828 Bourbon Street, the Bead Toss follows the 52nd Annual Bourbon Street Awards, beginning at 12noon, hosted by Oz New Orleans and Ambush Magazine.
The co-captains made their decision based on private family obligations. Visit www.GayMardiGras.com/KCQ for the latest information.
salutingThe King Cake Queen Royalty Club
KCQ II & KCQ Emeritus: Jewel of the Nile, Jay A. Loomis/1995
KCQ III: The Rainbow Queen, the late Smurf Murphy/1996
KCQ IV: Pearl of the Sea, Reba Douglas/1997
KCQ V: The She Devil, Elizabeth Simms/1998
KCQ VI: The Czarina, the late Christine Cheridon/1999
KCQ VII: Sex Goddess, Stephanie Williams/2000
KCQ VIII: The Peacock Queen, Phyllis Denmark/2001
KCQ IX: The Freedom Queen, Lisa Beaumann/2002
KCQ X: The Voodoo Queen, Teryl-Lynn Foxx/2003
KCQ XII: The Amazon Queen, Savanna DeLorean/2005
KCQ XIII: The Diamond Queen, Raven Kennedy/2006
KCQ XIV: The Fantasy Queen, Princesse Stephaney/2007
KCQ XV: The Fleur de Lis Queen, Marsha Naquin-Delain/2008
KCQ XVI: The Grandee Queen, Tami Tarmac/2009
KCQ XVII: The Parisian Queen, Opal Masters/2010
KCQ XVIII: The Chrysthemum Queen Rona Conners/2011
KCQ XIX: The Samba Queen, Nicole DuBois/2012
KCQ XX: The Platinum Queen, Dusty Debris/2013
KCQ XXI: The Borghese Queen, Barbara Ella/2014
KCQ XXII: Queen of the Opera, Aubrey Synclaire/2015