Went to a Hornets game the other night. My friend, Lauren, was given 2 tickets so we made an evening of it. I hadn’t been to a game since before the invention of the internet, but I guess this place brings out the sportsman in me. We didn’t know what to wear, where to park, how to find the place, the entrance, the seats, etc., but we had a fun time. They played games with we audience members during the breaks and the Honeybees, the adorable cheering dancers, kept everyone entertained with Bollywood and pop routines. Continue reading
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Basketball and beads
Filed under Carnival, Culture, decorations and costumes, Local Cuisine, Mardi Gras 2010
Proteus is the second oldest Krewe in the history of Carnival (1882). This year’s theme of the Mythology of Astrology featured Zodiac floats among others.
This year’s theme for the Krewe of Orpheus was Delectable Delights. Orpheus is fairly new (1993), but they debuted with a splash as one of the largest and most celebrity studded parades. This year’s parade featured Saints head coach, Sean Payton, actor Steve Zahn, Harry Connick, Jr., LSU baseball coach, Paul Mainieri, and musicians Smashmouth and Taylor Dayne. Continue reading
Sunday was Valentine’s day for everyone, but for New Orleans, it was the day romance, the Saints and Mardi Gras all collided for the perfect carnival trifecta. First, the Krewes of Okeanos, Mid-City and Thoth all rolled down St. Charles during the day. Continue reading
I love a parade
Okay, so I meant to post this a few days ago, but it’s been an action packed weekend so forgive me and enjoy.
Last night, I attended the first Uptown parade, the Krewe of Oshun, named for the Yoruba goddess of love and intimacy. I stood next to a mother and her 2 small girls. I never raised my hands, never yelled, “Throw me somethin’, mista,” and yet I came home covered in beads. Many were gifts from the girls as I was helping them grab toys and candies that were thrown from the floats. Continue reading