Videos I’ve created that appear in L.A. to N.O.LA

Mardi Gras 2011

Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, walking the French Quarter. Costumes, bands and general silliness on Royal Street, Frenchman’s Street and Bourbon Street.

Monday night before Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday. Walking St. Charles from Uptown to the French Quarter, passing tents, ladder chairs for kids and people spending the night on the street for Zulu at 8 am.

Krewe of Orpheus. Features Treme cast members Steve Zahn, Wendell Pierce, Khandi Alexander, John Goodman, David Morse, Kim Dickens and more as well as Jonathan Silverman and Jennifer Coolidge. Also, 610 Stompers, Muff-A-Lottas, Petoskey Steel Band and the debut of The Sirens of New Orleans.

Krewe of Thoth with 9th Ward Marching Band, The Roots of Music, Edison Alumni Band, Just Doin’ It Band and Prime Time Brass Band.

Krewe of Thoth. Includes Anderson Cooper, stilt walkers, The Yat Pack, Swampwater Revival and Just Doin It, Bands, Michael Hurtt and his Haunted Hearts and Arnie’s Jazz Gents.

Krewe of Bacchus with Andy Garcia, Roots of Music, Petosky’s Steel Drum Band, Bone Tone, Marine Corps Band and radio station, WWOZ.

Krewe of Thoth. Features stilt walkers, Gris Gris Strut and Minor Mishap, Pussyfooters, Roux La La, Muff A Lottas and the Irish Channel Corner Club.

Krewe of Mid-City and their unique colored tin foil floats.

Krewe of Okeanos. Features Vince Vance, Pocket Aces and Prime Time Brass Bands, Cajun Indians and Cowboys, Majorettes R Us, Gold Dusters and Dance Innovation.

Endymion’s Extravaganza featuring concerts by Pat Benatar and Train, a parade with stilt walkers, Anderson Cooper and marching bands from the Marines, St. Augustine, McDonogh #35 and Warren Easton.

Krewe of Iris. Features Kilts of Many Colours.

Krewe of Tucks. Includes Panorama, Riverside Ramblers, Prime Time, Muff-A-Lottas, Superstar Steppers, Dancing Angels, 610 Stompers, Bast Alpha Garrison, Ducks of Dixieland, Prime Time, Edison Alumni Band and Farhad Grotto.

Krewe of Morpheus with Pure Envy, XTreme Voltage, Operation Dance, Superstar Steppers, Candy Girls, Twirling Dolls and Arnie’s Jazz Gents.

Le Krewe D’Etat with the Suplecs, Bone Tone Brass Band, Dictator’s Dancing Dawlins, 9th Ward Marching Band and their Kitten Caboodles.

Mystic Krewe of Hermes. Includes Marine Corps Marching Band and great footage of many beautiful floats.

Krewe of Muses. Includes Rolling Elvi, Pussyfooters, Camel Toe Lady Steppers, Bearded Oysters, Godiva Riding Group, stilt-walkers, unicyclers and Big Easy Rollergirls.

Krewe of Chaos. Features The Roots of Music, Prime Time Brass Band, St. Charles Streetcar Band, and Arnie’s Jazz Gents.

Knights of Babylon with the Riverside Ramblers, Just Doin’ It Band, Bone Tone Brass Band, Michael Hurtt and The Haunted Artists and bagpipers!

Krewe of Ancient Druids. Includes the Marine Corps Band, Krewe du Feu, Muff-A-Lottas, Fugg-Ow-Wee, Pure Envy, Gris Gris Strut, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Master’s Touch Drumline, XTreme Voltage, Superstar Steppers and Operation Dance.

Mystic Krewe of Barkus rolls the French Quarter. Includes Treme Brass Band, Riverside Ramblers and The Roots of Music. Also features DancingMan504 and dogs, dogs, dogs!

Krewe of Pygmalion features Barbara’s Academyof Dance, Operation Dance, Diamond Girls, Dance Innovation and Majorettes “R” Us.

Krewe of Sparta with Pure Envy Dance Team, bagpipers and Urban Cowboys Riding Team.

Krewe of Pontchartrain. Dancers include Dance Connection, Gold Dusters, Pure Envy and Ursuline Academy Lionettes Dance Team. Also featuring the Marine Corps Band and the Big Easy Rollergirls.

Krewe of Oshun Mardi Gras parade rolls St. Charles. Dancers include Cultural Elite Academy of Dance, Louisiana Stars Express, Superstar Steppers, Tammy’s Star Steppers and Centre Stage School of Dance. Q 93.3 was there and our beloved Roots of Music.

Krewe du Vieux rolls for its 25th year. Bands include Treme Brass Band, Panorama, Baby Boyz, Paulin Brothers, Bone Tone, Jazzmen, Storyville Stompers and many more.

Parades and Mardi Gras Indians 2011

Easter Sunday, the gay Parade rolls St. Ann, the Velvet Line. Features Jennifer Jones, the Easter Bunny, Smitty Dee and 3rd Line Brass Bands, New Legacy and Dennis Walton, Krewe of Mwindo’s Queen 2011.

Mardi Gras Indians 2011 features Big Chiefs Monk Boudreaux and Fi Ya Ya among others, Junior Buckjumpers, Young Pinstripes Band, Single Men S.A.&P. Club, Stooges Brass Band, 504 and Red Hawk tribes a Baby Doll and more.

The Spring Fiesta parade features the Treme Brass Band and carriages full of well dressed people throwing fresh flowers.

Italian-American Marching Club Parade on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter celebrating St. Joseph’s Day. Features Farhad Grotto Bug Patrol, St. Charles Streetcar Band, Dance Connection, Gold Dusters, Renee Bourné, Operation Dance, Pure Envy, Diamond Girls, Southern VooDoo Dolls, Dance Innovation and the fun and bawdy marching club, Muff A Lottas.

The Downtown Irish Club parade in the French Quarter. Features Pete Fountain and his Half-Fast Marching Club, Farhad Grotto Bug Patrol, Blowhard Bagpipe Band, St. Charles Streetcar Band, the Celtic Highlander’s rolling bar, Rogue’s Lair and an impromptu and truly fun invisible jump rope contest.

The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s parade rolls Jackson Ave. Features Farhad Grotto Bug Patrol, Muggivan School of Irish Dance, St. Alphonsus Catholic School, Marine Corp Band, FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, Pocket Aces Brass Band and the always smooth Yat Pack, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Daughters of Lir, Celtic Highlanders and City Councilmember, Jackie Clarkson.

Krewe de Boobs on their pub crawl in the French Quarter.

New Orleans Moments 2011

Trombone Shorty holds one note for 3 minutes and 15 seconds on his trumpet while his fabulous band, Orleans Avenue, plays “On the Sunny Side of the Street.”

Brass band and fireworks on the Mississippi River at New Years.

The Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans.

Mardi Gras 2010

Favorite moments from Mardi Gras 2010 including Drew Brees, Sean Payton, marching bands, dance troupes, a “Who Dat” medley, Buddy D.’s men in drag, the Lombardi trophy,and about 25 parades.

Bacchus Parade along St. Charles on Valentine’s Day with Super Bowl MVP, Drew Brees, as King of Bacchus.

Moments from the Krewe of Thoth parade.

Floats and bands from parades of the Krewes of Pontchartrain, Sparta and Pygmalion.

Lundi Gras parades for the Krewes of Proteus and Orpheus featuring Super Bowl champion, Saint’s coach, Sean Payton carrying the Lombardi trophy. Also featuring Harry Connick Jr., Steve Zahn, Taylor Dayne, and LSU coach, Paul Mainieri.

Fat Tuesday parades of Krewes of Zulu, Rex, Elks and Crescent City.

Parades and Mardi Gras Indians 2010

Includes footage of the Super Sunday Mardi Gras Indians, the parade and a Steve Zahn sighting as well as a photo montage.

Shot the Saturday before St. Patrick’s day. Includes footage of the parade on Jackson Ave. and Magazine Street as well as clips from the party at Parasol’s and a local house party.

Includes footage of the annual block party at Parasol’s, a moment at Finn McCool’s and then the parade in the Marigny.

Footage of burlesque dancer and club owner, Chris Owen’s Easter parade on Bourbon Street as well as bands on Royal Street and at Jackson Square.

Highlights from the first second line of the Krewe of Dead Pelicans organized by Ro Mayer. What the flock, BP? Plenty of great music and parading and a reading of the names of the 11 victims of the oil rig explosion.

25th annual Sixth Baptist parade followed by Silence is Violence second line parade.

Halloween 2010

Halloween costumes on Decatur Street.

The Halloween parade on Decatur Street.

New Orleans Moments 2010

The Singing Oak created by Jim Hart, who used wind chimes, some up to 14 feet tall, tuned to the Pentatonic scale (5 pitches per octave) to create this amazing instrument/art piece in City Park. I like to call it, “the bing bong tree.”

Photos of magnolias and other flowers in the Garden District, Live Oaks, sunsets and rainbows all while listening to birds and frogs recorded from my back patio.

Christmas caroling in Jackson Square.

Opening weekend at the Camellia Grill in the French Quarter.

If you’ve seen all the other videos, here’s a fun happy ending. My cousin’s grandchild being adorable in the window at his first birthday.

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  2. Lionel Pichon

    Great videos Laura. We met at the parades on Canal St. the Friday (3/4/11) night before Fat Tuesday. I’m originally from New Orleans but relocated to Maryland about 23 years ago. I really had a great time. It was the first in many returned visits that I came back for Mardi Gras, and the first time I felt as if I wanted to move back. I love New Orleans.

  3. Scott

    Is there way you can share your raw video of pat benatar at endymion on your tube? Loved her!

  4. Lots of neat local stuff on the sight. Can see someone put a lot of time into this blog. Great work.

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