Brand new last year, the Mystic DJ Riders is an offshoot of the MLK Monday Mystics, part of the Lundi Gras daytime parades on Route D.
Those parades have become so float-laden, there's very little room for so-called additional units. That means the growing number of DJ wagons were left out, so organizers thought, why not build a mystic society around them?
"This really is another avenue for the DJs to participate in Mardi Gras," a co-founder said. "You're going to hear plenty of music in this parade."
To see the Mask's photos and video of the previous Mystic DJ Riders parade, click here.
The DJ Riders rolled on February 11, right after the Bayport Parading Society, which started at 2:30.
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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