This is a news item from my hometown paper, the Mobile (Ala.) Register, about a Mardi Gras parade scheduled for next Sunday. As Dave Barry would say, I am not making this up:
“The Mystic Order of Dead Rock Stars will present`A Salute to Ronnie Van Zant’ when they take to the streets at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in Downtown Mobile as part of the Joe Cain parade.
The society will present its salute to the rock-and-roll icon in a procession that features a massive float with a black background festooned with a skull, skeletons, tombstones and portraits of Mr. Van Zant. J.D. Crowe will serve as grand marshal. A selection of the greatest hits of Lynyrd Skynyrd will be played at an extreme decibel level…”
Woo-hoo. The best part is I’m Alabama-bound next weekend for Mardi Gras, so I can go to the Skynyrd parade. I think I’ll wear my Neil Young concert T-shirt.