Field Report: 2022 Family Ties Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

2022 Family Ties Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

2022 Family Ties Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

2022 Family Ties Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

2022 Family Ties Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

2022 Family Ties Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

2022 Family Ties Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

The 2022 edition of the Family Ties Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line rolled through Mid-City New Orleans this afternoon. What started out as a small party quickly swelled into a mass of thousands of people wildly dancing through the streets in a variety of stages of intoxication.

This is what we saw Continue Reading

2022 Valley Of Silent Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

The Valley Of Silent Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club traditionally kick off the second line season in New Orleans. We rolled uptown to the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood this afternoon to listen to some brass, eat some street food and enjoy the culture of the best city in the US. Continue Reading

2022 Scene Boosters Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

The Scene Boosters Social Aid and Pleasure Club was established in 1973 by Baptiste Giles and Percy “Pete” Lewis, big chief of the Black Eagles Mardi Gras Indians.

2022 Scene Boosters Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

In 1976 they became only the second S&P to promenade at Jazz Fest.

2022 Scene Boosters Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

Their bonafides are impeccable.

2022 Scene Boosters Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

Unfortunately a cracking thunder storm erupted in Central City as they began their parade yesterday. As the party-goers fled for cover a deluge opened up further thinning the crowd. We still managed to get a handful of pictures; here’s what we saw:

2022 Scene Boosters Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

2022 Scene Boosters Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

Percy “Big Chief Pete” Lewis died on November 3rd, 1981.

Baptiste Giles passed away June, 7th, 1998.

2022 Revolution Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

Revolution Social Aid and Pleasure Club switched their roll from Treme to the 9th Ward for their 25th anniversary second line. We took a Sunday morning stroll from our nearby home and joined the men and women as they erupted out of Sampson Park in Desire. This is what we saw: Continue Reading

2022 Dead Beans Parade In New Orleans, Louisiana

We would not venture to the Garden District during Carnival season for all the tea in China. It was fun long ago but the ladder scene and situation made the parade viewing untenable. There is more fun to be had with the small walking parades that dot the neighborhoods downriver from Canal Street.

Like Dead Beans. On Lundi Gras las month we parked in Treme and made the long walk to Bayou St John to watch one of the best Krewes in New Orleans roll. This is what we saw: Continue Reading