2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

We’re barely into the 2015-16 Second Line season and we’re already seeing the troupes putting on monumental parades.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

Yesterday Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club shut down St Charles Avenue as they rolled out of the Eiffel Society and took to the streets.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

Over the next two hours the men took us on a broad-ranging tour of Central City, parts of which look like Katrina hit last week.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

But equally frightening was the new look of entire blocks that have been restored from the ground up with housing clearly designed for rich home buyers.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

The money is pouring into Central City and in another ten years it will no longer be recognizable.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

But still we marched.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

The 2015 Goodfellas Second Line was decidedly a family affair with plenty kid dancers as part of the official ensemble.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

There were even tiny little babies dressed up in Goodfellas gear.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

And the Goodfellas royalty that rode on a tricked out float featured some real fine ladies bedazzling the crowd in their Sunday best.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

And that’s a hell of a sacrifice on a day where the temperature was in the mid-90s.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

While the Saints were up the street catching a beating from a pack of out of towners the Goodfellas had a massive conga line snaking through the 10th Ward.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

We have a feeling the second line was substantially more entertaining than watching our home team get shellacked.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

Importantly, the Goodfellas parade was drama free.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

Everybody sang and danced and all the foolishness was left at home.

2015 Goodfellas Second Line
There was no ducking nor shucking nor bucking.2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

And thank God for all the mobile drink vendors. We love knowing that when we’re parched and in need of a good stiff Hennessy there will be a guy pulling a Radio Flyer stocked with multiple cognacs there to help us out.

2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

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2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

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2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

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2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

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2015 Goodfellas Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line via rl reeves jr

Getting drunk and dancing to New Breed Brass Band and Legacy Brass Band while traipsing down hot blacktop streets in Central City is New Orleans living at its finest.

 

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