The Krewe of Nefertiti has engaged in a bit of mystery in advance of its first parade. For its first coronation ball held in January, members went to the Municipal Auditorium to board buses to the event’s undisclosed location.
Charter member Julie Greenburg was introduced as the first Queen Nefertiti. The Pavilion of Two Sisters stood in for the palaces of ancient Egypt, but Greenburg entered from a lush pathway through the Botanical Gardens flanked by two dancers. She carried golden scepters and wore a glittery blue modius, the flat-topped, cylindrical royal Egyptian headdress immortalized on a bust of Nefertiti. Greenburg was drawn to the krewe in part because of its emphasis on public service, but she also likes its style.
“It’s very theatrical,” she says. “I’m very into costuming and regalia.”
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