Space Age Love began in the early eighties with the satirical creativity of Fred Lemprecht, Terry Keegan, Joe Gordon, and Mike Keegan amongst others. The Krewe of Clones was the first medium to experience the Space Age Love perspective of social and political satire while partying as a krewe. We continue today as one of the five Krewes from Clones that founded Krewe du Vieux Carre.
Underwear, C.R.U.D.E., Mama Roux, Seeds of Decline, Space Age Love.
We marched with the long lost and defunct Krewe of Clones of the CAC until the Clones self destructed. The five founding Krewes banded together in 1987, the previous year the Krewe of Underwear and Seeds of Decline marched in the French Quarter 17 days before Mardi Gras for a Clones funeral, thus spawning Krewe du Vieux Carre. Space Age Love paraded on Mardi Gras day in 1986 and the krewes of C.R.U.D.E. and Mama Roux had their version of a Clones protest.
Space Age Love is known for its fearless attitude that all who exist are fair game for our political and social satire. We have a varied and diverse group of members that enjoy partying and playing as a Krewe. Our annual November Fun-Raiser “PIG for a MULE” Cochon de Lait and Oyster Party is one of the best of the year. We then begin our festivities to prepare for Krewe du Vieux 17 days before Mardi Gras. Before or after Jazz Fest it's time to suck some heads and pinch some tails at our annual Space Age Love Crawfish Boil.
In early June we participate In The Krewe of Palmyra no more parades in Mid-City and another reason to party protest parade.The Luau on the Bayou tubing trip is usually late July early August. On Mardi Gras day many of us march with Mondo Kayo the Northernmost Banana Republic marching with as many as half of the krewe. Space Age Love is limited to 60 members.
Space Age Love is a krewe that has year round functions and our goal is simple. Enjoy each other as individuals and act together as one for all to experience. Space Age Love has some of the best folks in New Orleans, we are just a bunch of crazies with a passion and love of our city and the desire to express it any way we choose.