Mobile Mask has revealed the cover of its impending 2015 magazine, featuring arresting, delightful artwork by float designer and artist Mark Calametti. The artwork was done especially for Mobile Mask, and you'll be able to read an article in the magazine about Mark and his work.
There will be a number of feature stories in the magazine that you won't find anywhere else, including this web site. One of those stories will absolutely change the way we talk about Joe Cain and just what he did for Mobile's Mardi Gras, as the Mask has put together startling new information, even after all these years.
The magazine will officially go on sale January 6, and you'll be able to purchase it through this web site or at a number of Mobile-area stores. We'll be posting a list of those stores soon!
PARADE COVERAGE To see the Mask's photos and/or videos of any 2014 Mardi Gras parades (we did cover most but not all of them), click on "parading groups" in the column to the left, then click on the group you're interested in.
Once on that page, chances are good that you can also view our parade coverage from 2013 and 2012. Again, we covered the vast majority of parades, but not every single one.
NEW! The Wit and Wisdom of the ORIGINAL MASKED OBSERVER
He may have retired from writing the column that he built from the ground up, but that doesn't mean the OMO has stopped thinking about Mardi Gras.
During the 2014 Carnival season, he sent daily thoughts, missives, musings to Mobile Mask via carrier pigeon from his quarters on Goat Island.
After all, if you can have two popes in Rome, why can't you have a former and current MO on one marshy island in Mobile Bay?
Anyway, Mobile Mask posted these daily thoughts on its Facebook page. But if you missed some of them or are just now getting in on it, this website has a compendium page - kind of like watching a whole season of "House of Cards" on Netflix.
Just click on the OMO logo up there on the right. Or click here, if you prefer. He's tan, he's rested, and he ain't leaving his leather easy chair, but we benefit from his 20 years of Mardi Gras experience.
The Mardi Gras News page on this web site, as well as the Mask's Facebook and Twitter accounts (see the bottom of this page), are great ways to stay on top of Mardi Gras developments all year long, because the Mask knows no "off-season."
APP! APP! APP!
The Mobile Mask app, the first and only app dedicated solely to Mardi Gras in south Alabama, is now available through the Google Play store and iTunes. It works on tabs and phones.
Oh, yeah, and it's FREE! Install that puppy NOW!
When it comes to Mardi Gras in Mobile,
the Mask has everything you need!
For more than 100 years now, Mobile, Alabama, has been known as the Mother of Mystics.
Say what you will about who started Mardi Gras - Mobile or New Orleans - it's a fact that Mobilians started the first mystic society. Without those societies, there would be no Mardi Gras as we know it today.
This web site is for all Mobile-area revelers, experienced and novice, native and visitor. The site is a companion to the annual Mobile Mask magazine. Mobile Mask is an independent media outlet, solely owned by Thrown Ventures LLC, and is not affiliated with any particular parading group or other organization.
Through the Mask, you'll find schedules, route information, coverage of the most recent parades, and news items all year long, so come back often. Now, go ahead, click a button and take a look around.
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