This past weekend has become one of the more jam-packed of the year including events like Hogs for the Cause, the Revolution Second Line, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival and the Class Got Brass competition. Hogs for the Cause has moved it’s rather large festival to City Park, but weddings and birthdays kept us from the festivities benefitting families facing pediatric brain cancer. But we did manage to hit all the Armstrong Park-centered events. The annual Revolution Social Aid & Pleasure Club Second Line starts at Armstrong and winds its way through city streets gathering paraders as it goes. Continue reading
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It’s such a joy to head to the Superdome to watch a Saints game. The city is cloaked in black and gold optimism. All the other teams that had to lose Sunday to keep our playoff hopes alive lost. All we had to do was beat the 49’ers and things were looking pretty darn good. Alas, it was not meant to be. Warren Easton‘s marching band opened the game and got me in the mood for Mardi Gras as they are always one of the favorite parade bands. Favorite person of the game this time was definitely our usher who didn’t even try to hide her enthusiasm for our team. Continue reading
Spy Boy Ricky, a Mardi Gras Indian and member of the community has been jailed under dubious circumstances and people have mobilized to free him. The newly opened Golden Feather Mardi Gras Indian Restaurant Gallery hosted a fundraising event with food, beverages and a silent auction. Though the crowd was interesting, the was food tasty and the Indian suits throughout the restaurant/gallery were dazzling to look at, the highlight was when several men in the crowd led by Yellow Pocahontas Hunters Second Chief, David Montana, began to bang their drums and tambourines.