Field Report: Barbara Lacen Keller Memorial Second Line in Central City, New Orleans

Thousands of people thronged through the streets of the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans earlier today for the funerary second line for Barbara Lacen-Keller. We are just now going through the roll, here are a few shots that captured our attention. More to come Continue Reading

2023 Ladies Of Unity Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

The 2023 Ladies Of Unity Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line was freezing cold and rainy. We felt bad for the club members who had splashed out all the money it takes to throw a parade only to find bad weather and a spartan crowd to watch them perform. More to come…Oh, and due to the rainfall I shot the roll on my Android. Continue Reading

2022 Anne Rice Vampire Lestat Fan Club New Orleans-style second-line parade

When we were teens we were rabid lovers and admirers of Anne Rice. When her vampire books came out we’d squeal rubber out of our driveways to hit the nearest bookstore then ignore daily life til we’d finished her latest tome.
Anne Rice is gone. The city of New Orleans was her favorite place on earth so it was no surprise that her funerary second line drew thousands of her fans to the Garden District neighborhood yesterday. Here’s what we saw Continue Reading