Join the Krewe of Armeinius on March 2nd, 2019 for their Annual Mardi Gras Ball. Coming Straight off the heels of a truly unforgettable 50th Anniversary Ball, Armeinius is ready to amaze again!
Here is some history…The first gay carnival krewes began organizing in the late 1950’s, as a spoof of the straight carnival balls. They slowly evolved into more serious clubs, but not without much perseverance on the part of our predecessors. A carnival ball follows a particular theme, which is chosen each year by the krewe’s Captain. In a carnival krewe, the Captain runs the show.
In the fall of 1968 four friends met with the intention of forming a new gay carnival krewe. They chose the name Armeinius. Why the name Armeinius you may ask. Well in most mythology books, if mentioned at all, Armeinius is given a one-sentence bio that says that he was a lover of Narcissus.