The ladies in black are security for the queens-notice the whips they are carrying. The men at each corner of the float are the spud studs-look closely at their shirts.
Some of the wannabe queens marching. I wish I could remember the name of this group. They all have names, there were the Blues Queens and the Candy Corn Queens, etc.Kudos to Jill Conner Browne the head Boss Queen for deciding over twenty years ago to be a Sweet Potato Queen. If you have never read any of Jill's books, you need to run get one-I promise you that you will not stop laughing from the first sentence to the last! One of my favorite books of hers is the Sweet Potato Queen's Big Ass Cookbook and Financial Planner. There are delicious recipes as well as finacial planning-the main one being the hope that Daddy lives forever.