There is nothing on this earth I would rather do than go to a second line on the streets of our city on Sunday afternoon. And I suspect many of you agree. Continue Reading
Just like the headline says: Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association Second Line Postponed Til Sunday September 30th 2018.
Dammit. Now what are we supposed to do? I guess it’s time to dial up some 5th Ward Weebie videos on Youtube and pretend like we’re at a second line.
We were standing outside Sportsman’s Corner when the man fell to the ground. Moments before he crashed, his Heineken slipped from his hand and exploded on the blacktop with a dull ‘whoomph’ Continue Reading
Valley of Silent Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club kicked off the 2018-2019 Second Line season with a riotous performance. It had been seven long weeks since we’d had a proper second line and the crowd was hungry for street daquiris, smoked turkey legs, and brass on the blacktop. Here’s what we saw (and do not skip the video at the end): Continue Reading
Valley of Silent Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club roll this Sunday, August 26th 2018. It’s the first parade of the brand new season.
We rolled over to the former Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar in Treme last night to celebrate the life of soul queen Aretha Franklin via a memorial second line. Unfortunately the NOPD showed up and put a halt to the parade before it could properly begin. There was still a truncated celebration. Here’s what we saw. Continue Reading
Monday August 20th
1931 Orleans Avenue
The S&P clubs pump millions of dollars into New Orleans economy. How many tens of thousands of bottles of Ozarka and Heineken change hands over a hot, four mile long parade route? How many turkey legs are smoked and sold out of the backs of pickup trucks? How many pralines are vended? How many hot sausage po boys are sold?
Let’s hope they talk about that.
Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs should be recognized for this contribution.
At Dillard University’s event there will be a panel discussion on the “relationship between material culture and communities”
No word on who the panelists will be.
Hope to see y’all there:
Fri, August 24, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122
We’re starting to put up some dates for the 2018-2019 Second Line season in New Orleans link