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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
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
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.Continue Reading
It was a light turnout for the 2018 New Generation Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line. Anytime the temperature dips below freezing (50) we know a large contingent of regular attendees will sit out the parade du jour for the comforts of home. And the Saints were playing. Continue Reading
Lexington, Kentucky is just far enough north to not necessarily be held to the tenets of southern hospitality. Tell me of the restaurant you last visited in Mississippi or Alabama that refused to serve you a glass of cold tap water.
I’ll keep waiting. Continue Reading
Dumaine Street Gang rolled out of Treme Center yesterday to a mild lunchtime crowd. It took us awhile to figure out where everybody was til we remembered that West Bank Steppers were rolling at the exact same time Continue Reading
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