The Incas formed in 1956 and held their first ball in 1957, but they did not parade until 1975.
Nowadays, it's hard to imagine Mobile Mardi Gras without the group's floats of ancient Incan temples or its distinctive emblem beads and doubloons.
It's said that the Incas were the first to bring the throw cup to Mobile Mardi Gras during the 1983 parade. Now cups are a staple throw among beads and Moon Pies.
To see the Mask's photos and video of previous Inca parades, click here.
This year, the Incas rolled on February 17 at 6:30 p.m. The theme was That's What I Like About the South, Too. It was a tribute to Queen Megan's parents, who led the Inca ball in 1980 with the theme That's What I Like About the South. The parade included 14 floats by Royal Artists of New Orleans, as well as two floats rented from the Conde Cavaliers.
To see Mobile Mask's HD video of the 2017 parade, click here.
The Mask's exclusive slideshow of the 2017 parade is below:
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