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
Percy “Big Chief Pete” Lewis died on November 3rd, 1981.
Baptiste Giles passed away June, 7th, 1998.
Revolution Social Aid and Pleasure Club switched their roll from Treme to the 9th Ward for their 25th anniversary second line. We took a Sunday morning stroll from our nearby home and joined the men and women as they erupted out of Sampson Park in Desire. This is what we saw: Continue Reading
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Sunday afternoons are the great joy of New Orleans living. We dance through the streets drinking frozen daiquiris, eating barbecue and socializing with other like-minded souls on the second line parade routes. Keep N It Real Social Aid And Pleasure Club threw a hell of a party this past weekend. This is what we saw: Continue Reading
We would not venture to the Garden District during Carnival season for all the tea in China. It was fun long ago but the ladder scene and situation made the parade viewing untenable. There is more fun to be had with the small walking parades that dot the neighborhoods downriver from Canal Street.
Like Dead Beans. On Lundi Gras las month we parked in Treme and made the long walk to Bayou St John to watch one of the best Krewes in New Orleans roll. This is what we saw: Continue Reading
The VIP Ladies and Kids second line went off yesterday afternoon in New Orleans Garden District. The mayor of the city had recently vowed to ‘go after’ any second lines that go too big for their britches but this roll went off without a hitch. Special nod to Sporty’s Brass Band who pummeled the crowd with some of the most savage honking we’ve heard all winter. This is what we saw: Continue Reading