2019 Original Pigeon Town Steppers Second Line Parade in New Orleans

Our work carried us far afield over the past few weeks but we managed to get on a big jet airplane and touch down in New Orleans in time for the 2019 Original Pigeon Town Steppers Second Line Parade. We’ll be back on the streets in three weeks for Original Big 7 Continue Reading

2019 Revolution Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line in New Orleans

Revolution Social Aid and Pleasure Club win this season’s award for most unique get-ups. The crew came roaring down Rampart Street dressed in karategis! It was quite fetching. We don’t know who their primary dancer was but he is one of the finest in the city; right up there with Twinkle Toes, the legendary Pigeon Town he-bear with the body of an ajax and the moves of a prima ballerina. Continue Reading

Win Butler at 2019 Krewe du Kanaval In New Orleans

We were deeply suspicious of indie rockers Win Butler and Régine Chassagne when they launched a Haitian-themed carnival party last year in New Orleans. But we went and it was outrageously entertaining. We don’t reflexively hate people from California as many locals do but we went in skeptical and came out soaked in sweat and ecstatic. Continue Reading