2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

It was the 21st edition of the annual Mother’s Day Original Big 7 Second Line Parade here in New Orleans today.

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

The parade was dedicated to Big Red Cotton, the lady who was shot on Mother’s Day in 2013, and finally succumbed to her injuries two weeks ago.

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

As is custom there was plenty hot brass, a crowd in the thousands, and dozens of roving street vendors selling everything from frozen daiquiris to hot sausage on toast.

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

We all reveled in the streets, and here’s what we saw.

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade In New Orleans

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade In New Orleans

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade In New Orleans

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade In New Orleans

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade In New Orleans

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

2017 Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

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