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WATCH AGAIN: Endymion 2018 Live Coverage

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In 1967 a fledgling carnival krewe called Endymion paraded for the first time.

Endymion 2018 is quickly moving to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Parade of bands make their way into the Superdome

Heavy rainfall at Gallier Hall as Endymion begins entering Superdome

Endymion royalty enters Superdome

Captain Ed Muniz, floats begin entering Superdome

Floats continue making their way through the Superdome

The Pontchartrain Beach float makes its way through the Superdome

Floats are still moving through the Superdome as the party continues

FOX 8 reporters collect unique throws inside the Superdome 

Endymion parade ends, party continues??

The parade started as a small neighborhood venture in the Bayou St. John-Gentilly area and is named for the Olympian god of fertility and youth, according to Carnival historian Arthur Hardy.

By 1974, Endymion had grown into a super club. By 2018, the club's membership had reached more than 3,000, and attendance at its after-parade party, the Endymion Extravaganza held in the Superdome, will total more than 20,000.

A Gentilly born radio mogul, Ed Muniz, founded the krewe in 1966 and over the decades put his over the top stamp on Carnival.

For more Carnival coverage, visit NolaWeekend.com

Programming note: Lethal Weapon and the resident will air tomorrow from 4 p.m.-6pm.

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