2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

When they named Big 9 Social Aid and Pleasure Club they were not kidding.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

This was one of the biggest second lines we attended all year long with multiple floats, brass bands, and folks dressed as royalty.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

We knew it was a big deal when a flotilla of Louisiana State Police swung into motion in their SUV cruisers to provide traffic coordination. NOPD usually plays this role.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

The party started at Siberia, the live music club/Polish restaurant on St. Claude Avenue.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

I love this woman’s face. She is just beautiful.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Thousands of people roared their approval when Big 9 came stepping out of Siberia and onto the St. Claude blacktop.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

We don’t want to ever live in a city where gentleman like this are not rolling down the streets selling daiquiris from pull cart machines powered by diesel generators. It’s unthinkable that the rest of the US does not get to experience this pleasure.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

This man controls the ropes that keep the spectators at bay so the brass bands can play without being swarmed upon by the partygoers.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

This man was the best dancer of the day. You can’t tell from this photo but his moves were so suave and he was so silky smooth.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Royalty, perhaps a princess? She appeared to be quite somber during the affair. Her expression never changed.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

This man however was the life of the party. He couldn’t walk ten feet without people hugging him. He smiles and laughs his way through life.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Every party has its casualties and this young man proved the rule. He was having a hard time with basic motor skills.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

9th Ward royalty.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Lady biker.

We love the women in all their finery.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

A previous Big 9 queen.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Another striking beauty, she was flinging incredible beads to the throngs.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

There were so many floats it was dizzying. Big 9 Social Aid and Pleasure Club pulled out all the stops.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

The music was sublime.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

We’ve never been so happy to have the train block the tracks on St. Claude.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

It gave the bands the opportunity to improvise and street-jam for a few minutes while we all milled about.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Family time.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Hard working brass man sweating it out.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Cleaning up all the feathers and glitter off St Claude requires a squadron of workers.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Sartorial splendor y’all.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

We love that all the partygoers spend their mornings rifling through their closets to find the best possible outfits to wear to the parade.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

No shortage of royalty in the 9th Ward yesterday.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Ms.9th Ward.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Sweating on a hot Autumn day.

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

2015 Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

There were so many floats packed with beautiful young ladies yesterday. It was a great day to be alive in the greatest ward in all of New Orleans: The 9th.

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