2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

The crowd started small at the venerable Rhodes Funeral Home on Claiborne Avenue but as the procession made its way to Backstreet Cultural Museum it swelled considerably.

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

By our estimation this was the 18th edition of the Treme tradition.

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

A kerfuffle broke out at one point between two culture bearers and the route of our group was changed. That led to Little People’s Place being skipped as one of the procession’s stops.

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

After an hour or so of sashaying through Treme we arrived at the museum for a ceremony honoring Sylvester Francis. We stayed for the ceremony but fled when the event’s mic was passed to a couple teenage UNO students.

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

Here’s what we saw:

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

2018 All Saints Day Second Line Parade in New Orleans

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