The Krewe of Okeanos celebrates 50th anniversary of the Beatles with Magical Mystery Tour
PLAQUEMINE - The Krewe of Okeanos celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America with a Magical Mystery Tour of some of the Beatles greatest hits Saturday night in Plaquemine.
The evening’s festivities began with the entrance of Ball Captains Thommy and Pam Boesch with their daughter Carrie Grace Boesch representing “Royal British Tour Guides.”
Master of Ceremonies was J. P. Delahoussaye.
Reigning as King and Queen Revolution, was King Okeanos XXXV Curtis Robert “Bobby” Pitre Jr. and his daughter, Queen Tethys XXXV Kellie Rayne Pitre.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Pitre of Plaquemine, granddaughter of Mrs. Joyce Hernandez and the late Chester Hernandez and Mrs. Judy Pitre and the late Curtis Pitre Sr.
King and Queen Revolution wore costumes custom-designed by Valarie Smith and Don Marx of D-Val Designs.
King Revolution wore a replica of John Lennon’s military jacket encrusted with gold and crystal rhinestones and embellished with gold braid and sequin. The jacket was outlined with a metallic chartuese and gold overlay of lace highlighted with hundreds of crystals. The custom designed collar was lined with hand-strung crystal and gold aurora borealis bugle beads. Along with the bugle beads were white ostrich plumes and custom dyed chartuese and neon pink nandi feathers. The entire collar was spotlighted with a green lighting effect.
King Revolution’s train featured a diamond encrusted guitar and music icons corresponding to the ball’s theme. The embellishment included customized appliqués designed specifically for the king and queen. The train was lined in gold lame and featured a border of chartuese and gold overlay illuminated with green spotlights.
Queen Revolution wore a customized gown encrusted with thousands of hand-strung gold bugle beads. Her collar complimented the King’s with illuminated green spotlights.
It featured ostrich plumes of white highlighted and draped with hand strung crystal and gold bugle beads. The collar was spotlighted with pink and chartuese custom-dyed nandi feathers to compliment her King.
Her mantle featured a gold encrusted peace sign and customized appliqués of butterflies and flowers in multiple colors. Her mantle was illuminated in green spotlights and shined brightly for the royal event.
King and Queen Revolution wore customized crowns by Dynasty Collections Mobile. Although both were illuminated for the royal occasion, the King’s smile as he gazed on his daughter, the Queen, was the biggest light of all.
Special guest stars entertained the Krewe representing the Beatles, Mr. Ryan Comeaux as John Lennon, Mr. Brad Hanks as Sir Paul McCartney, Mr. John “Plug” Barlow as George Harrison, and Mr. Chad Brown as Ringo Starr.
Representing “Day Trippers, were Maid Anne Marie Frances Zito, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Zito, and Duke Garrett Penn LeBlanc, son of Ms. Carolyn Case Leblanc and Mr. Johnny LeBlanc.
“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” was represented by Maid Rebecca Ann Falgoust, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gerard Falgoust, and her escort, Duke Hayden Charles Case, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cy Case.
Maid Lauren Elizabeth Trahan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Trahan, was escorted by Alexander “Alex” Stephen Vicknair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Vicknair. The couple represented “Strawberry Fields Forever.”
Maid Caroline Mary Landry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antoine Landry, was escorted by Chance Michael Boudreaux, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Boudreaux. The couple represented “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
Representing “Penny Lane” were Maid Caroline Antoinette Stassi, daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. Brett Stassi and her escort Caleb Andre’ Boesch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thommy Boesch.
Chelsea Tarek Ellerbee, daughter of Ms. Tammie Tibbetts and Mr. Rebel Ellerbee, was escorted by her godfather, Duke Michael John Campbell. The couple represented “Yellow Submarine.”
The tableau included many children of the Krewe representing the Little Hippies of Okeanos.
Entertainment was provided by band “The Issue.”