2019 Joan of Arc Birthday Celebration in New Orleans

Last night the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc rolled through the French Quarter to celebrate the 607th birthday of Joan of Arc with Maid of Honor, Alyssa Fortier of Mount Carmel Academy leading the procession. Thousands of locals, tourists, and plain old looky loos crowded the narrow streets as hundreds of characters in the krewe solemnly processed. Here’s what we saw: Continue Reading

2018 Lady and Men Rollers Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line

The divine Anita Matamoros reined as queen of the 2018 Lady and Men Rollers Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line. We’re not sure where the men part of the equation comes in as this is one of the more women-centric rolls of the second line season. A small-ish crowd of revelers took to the streets to help the gals celebrate. The best brass band in New Orleans: Hot 8, shook the earth as is their wont. Anytime a roll goes up against a Saints game you know the crowd is going to be diminished and Sunday’s event was no different. Saints are off this weekend so we expect big things from Perfect Gentlemen. Continue Reading

2018 Women of Class second line parade in New Orleans

Just as 2018 Women of Class Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line was set to launch out the doors of Portside Lounge (formerly Joe’s House of Blues) a light rain began to fall. As all y’all know the minute the rains come during a second line the crowds dwindle by 50-70 percent. Continue Reading

2018 Big 9 Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

Big 9 Social Aid and Pleasure Club brought chaos to the 9th Ward yesterday. The parade saw the biggest crowd of the season with some estimates ranging in the 10k-plus people range. We’ve never seen that much law enforcement at a second line. Ever.

2018 Big 9 Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

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2018 Men and Lady Buckjumpers second line

As the storm rolled in from Kenner we parked a mile riverbound of Nice Guys Bar and Grill, and sauntered up Earhart Boulevard. The 2018 Men and Lady Buckjumpers second line was due to kick off at noon, and we wanted to be posted up when the dancers erupted from the cafe.

A few big fat drops of rain spattered on the hot grills and mobile daquiri machines as the crowd broke out their umbrellas.

As the brass band began blasting, the heavens opened and the deluge came.

We got one shot.

Dumaine Street Gang roll this weekend, Sunday December 2nd 2018. link