The 30th Southern Decadence Celebration
Wednesday-Monday, August 29-September 3, 2001


Pat "Estelle" Ritter, Bianca Del Rio & "Big" Rick Thomas
2001 THEME:
"Menage a trois"
Purple, Pink & Red
Lady Marmalade

Southern Decadence Grand Marshals [SDGMs] XXVIII, Tony Langlinais & Thom "Smurf" Murphy, chose three grand marshals including Bianca Del Rio/Showgirl Star Extraordinare of Oz at 800 Bourbon St., Pat "Estelle" Ritter/Co-Bar Baron of Voodoo & "Big" Rick Thomas/Co-Bar Baron of Ninth Circle at Congo Square, as SDGMs XXIX, July 7. Coronation 2001 was hosted at 735 nightclub/bar, 735 Bourbon St., chosen by outgoing SDGMs XXVIII. The grand marshals chose "Menage a trois" as the 2001 Theme; Purple, Pink & Red as Colors & Lady Marmalade as Song.

2001 Highlights

  • Decadence Numbers Reach 100,000 Labor Day Weekend
  • Southern Decadence Parade,
    Bead Toss & Submission MegaDance Pics
  • Southern Decadence Drag Show,
    Abnormals Anonymous, Leather Decadence, Mud Wrestling & Club Shot Pics
  • Southern Decadence Survivor's Bar Run,
    Leather Decadence, Hookers Ball & Petronius' Cake Walk Pics
  • SDGMs Predict 100,000 Revelers
    New Orleans Mayor Welcomes Southern Decadence Visitors
    Ambush, SDGMs, Gay Business Leaders & City Officials Meet with Police Department
    No Public Nudity, Sex or Urination in the Streets Allowed
    SD Parade Sept. 2, 2pm, Golden Lantern
    Giant 112 Page Ambush
    Drink, Dine, Shop; Get a Hair Cut; Tour or Workout in New Orleans
    Miller Lite/Foster's, Harrah's New Orleans Casino & Absolut Promote Official SD XXX
    Submission Set For Sun., Sept. 2nd at the Municipal Auditorium
    5th SD Survivors' Bar Run on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 3
    Graham Studio One SD Poster Series Exhibition at Golden Lantern
  • SD History + Tips & Tricks
  • SDGMs Make Poster Presentation at Magnolia Cotillion [MC] XXVII
  • SDGMs Pics at MC XXVII
  • SDGMs Pre-Decadence Luncheon/Bar Run
  • Ambush Pre-Labor Day Wknd. Edition is Largest in Mag's History
  • SDGMs Estelle, Bianca & Rick Receive Special Presentation at Oz's Hollywood: A Grand Marshal "Menage A Trois" Party
  • Hollywood Bash/Oz Pics
  • SDGMs Present 1st Progressive Press Party
    Hotel Bookings Through AMBUSHonLine Tops $100,000 for Decadence
    Ninth Circle Seeking SD Photos form 1972-2000
    5th SD Survivors Underwear Bar Run Sets 2001 Route
  • Press Party Pics
  • Coronation 2001 Names SDGMs XXIX
    AMBUSHonLine Hotel Booking Engine Registers $84,381 in Sales for SD
  • Celebrations
  • Coronation Pics
  • All Roads Lead to SDGM XXIX Coronation July 7th at 735
    Submission Set For Sun., Sept. 2nd at the Municipal Auditorium
    Absolut & Harrahs Joins SouthernDecadence.COM as Official Vodka & Official Casino
  • Miller Lite/Fosters Become Official Beer of SouthernDecadence.COM

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