The Krewe of Vaporwave is at its heart a Mardi Gras krewe. Every year since 2016, we have done a big art-thing for Mardi Gras. We started out doing our art-things online. Now we mostly do them IRL. Check out our highlight videos!


2019 OEDIPUS MAX:

A Vaporwave Rock Opera written for the Piazza d’Italia. With the help of the Arts Council of New Orleans, we activated the long-dormant Piazza d’Italia with a projection-mapped “Vaporwave Rock Opera” and a kickin’ party!


2018 THE WORLD’S UNFAIR:

Our satire of the doomed 1984 New Orleans World’s Fair, held at Music Box Village, featured actual historical artifacts from the fair, live musical performances, and an actual gondola.


While researching the fair we became obsessed with NBC affiliate WDSU's doomed broadcast of the fair's opening day, so we hired improv troupe Special Features to do an Opening Day broadcast of our fair as well. Here's the Live Newscast from the event.

2017 TOMORROW, THE WORLD:

We created a multiplayer video game featuring 20+ floats carrying Vaporwave music videos, with one float representing each year from 1983-2001. It is downloadable directly to your computer and can be accessed anytime. Here is the video trailer for the parade.



The 2017 Virtual Parade is downloadable at the links below.

Mac OS

Win 32

README/HOWTO

2016 FIRST ANNUAL VIRTUAL PARADE:

For our first Mardi Gras we streamed a series of collaborative vaporwave music videos on twitch and spammed the comments fields with gif “throws.” The complete parade, visible below, was an Official Selection at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival.