For the crowd-adverse, the mysterious Krewe of Vaporwave is presenting its inaugural virtual Carnival "parade" tonight on a laptop near you.
In what might be New Orleans' first introvert-friendly parade (the parade's pseudonymous leader, Merely Synecdoche, said in an interview that the parade is meant "to be experienced alone on your computer in the dark"), Vaporwave will stream a trippy, 45-minute procession of 15 videos—organized like floats—tonight through a service called Twitch (you can find the link on the krewe's website.)
The name "Vaporwave" refers to the genre of music of the participating artists and musicians—who are from New Orleans and across the globe—that is described as "an Internet-dependent genre based in societal critique." Based on the parade's teasers, the result is kind of a cynical, surreal, "Tim and Eric"-esque look at modern consumer culture—so, probably the complete opposite of Muses (although you can receive digital throws in the streaming service's chat feature).
The parade streams at 7 p.m. Central Time and repeats on the hour until 10 p.m.
· Virtual Krewe of Vaporwave launches online "parade" [Gambit]
· The Krewe of Vaporwave Rolls...On Your Screen [NewOrleans.me]