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

Baby Doll Anita Matamoros Oubre

The Baby Dolls Sisterhood is throwing an anniversary party Saturday September 10th, 2022 at Ray’s On The Avenue.

Details are scant but when these gals get together copious amounts of alcohol is consumed and the dance floor is packed with sweat-soaked folks gyrating wildly to old-school New Orleans r&b.

The Baby Dolls tradition is in full flower with multiple troupes scattered all over New Orleans. If you want to educate yourself fully on Baby Doll culture read the works of Kim Vaz-Deville, a local scholar who has established herself as an authority on the tradition.

Ray’s on the Avenue
2005 N Broad St.
New Orleans, LA
70119

Party starts at 3pm

HOT 8: A New Orleans Second Line Culture Exhibit and Tribute to Bennie Pete at the Jazz Museum

HOT 8: A New Orleans Second Line Culture Exhibit and Tribute to Bennie Pete opens Tuesday, September 6th at the Jazz Museum in the French Quarter.

Hot 8 are scheduled to perform on the museum’s balcony during the affair.

The event begins at 6pm and runs til 8pm

There has never been a more star-crossed band in the history of New Orleans than Hot 8. A fact driven home by the tragic passing of Mr Pete a year ago. He was only 45 years old.

Louisiana is home to dozens of the best brass bands on the planet but a special thrill always goes through the crowd on the Sunday second line when Hot 8 shows up to get down.

They are nonpareil.

New Orleans Jazz Museum
400 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans
United States

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 Hurricane Katrina Memorial Second Line

We were all set for last year’s Katrina Memorial Second Line when Ida came roaring ashore and we had to vacate the greatest city in the US.

Let’s hope the big party can go off with less of a kerfuffle this Monday, August 29th 2022.

The event is set to go off at 10am but this may be a bit generous in its estimation. This is New Orleans after all. If you get there by 11am you may still be looking at a decent wait.

Hope to see y’all out there.

2022 Hurricane Katrina Memorial Second Line

Corner of Jourdan and N. Galvez St.

Rolling all the way to Hunter’s Field (corner of N. Claiborne and St. Bernard Ave.)

“10AM” start

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.