MARDI GRAS | 02.17 - 02.20 | NEW ORLEANS

Tuesday 2/20/07 Mardi Gras Day


Stanton Moore & Grand Marshal Henry Griffin
02.20 :: Julu Parade
It might be obvious to state that sleep is not an option during Mardi Gras. It's time to get into costume and get ready to Parade!

We're heading for Julu. Participants in this funky affair, founded by members of New Orleans Klezmer Allstars and including members of Galactic, meet up around 11 a.m., at a house behind the Starbucks at 2801 Magazine St. (corner of Washington Ave.), then proceed on an improvised route to the French Quarter.

For several hours it felt like we took over the city, and we pretty much did. Julu is much more of a participatory parade than your more traditional (at least in other parts of the country) stand on the side and watch it parade. In other words: You betta shake what yo mamma gave you! The Parade ended up on Frenchman Street where the New Orleans Klezmer Allstars were set to play at DBA.

Mardi Gras 2007 was one of those very special times I'll never forget. Not only did it remind us all of just how special this city is, but it also made clear how much is left to be done to bring back the glory that is New Orleans. Jazz Fest is around the corner and New Orleans needs you. Please support the city and especially her music community. There is still a long road to recovery.


Julu Parade

Grand Marshal Henry Griffin and the Soul Rebels Brass Band - Julu Parade

Ben Ellman - Julu Parade

Uh Oh, Bourbon Street :: Julu Parade

Greg leads the Parade back out of One Eyed Jacks

Man down!

Stanton Moore, got hot sauce?

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Comments

All Loving Liberal White Guy Mon 2/26/2007 04:57PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

love the pics. especially the one of pimpin stanton moore.

JZryb starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/26/2007 05:41PM
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JZryb

wow thank you for refreshing my memory or at least whats left of it after this weekend

cliftonhanger420 Mon 2/26/2007 07:33PM
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now that looked like a good time. i love new orleans.

RippinSkiers starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/27/2007 08:05AM
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Great pics Dino. Looks like you had a great time. The show with Anders and Papa Mali looked grerat.

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Jidi Tue 2/27/2007 09:39AM
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Jidi

good work but what about all the other shows?? - umphreys, sts9, spearhead, greyboy allstars

The1AndOnlyDJCT starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/27/2007 10:23AM
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What a great article! I loved the pics, and GALACTIC IS AMAZING!

stukinkendall starstarstarstar Tue 2/27/2007 11:45AM
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uh..Jidi, this is mardi gras not jazzfest. check back on 5/8/07. genius.

7th Member of Panic starstar Tue 2/27/2007 07:28PM
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7th Member of Panic

what, no story on all the good free shows they had there that weekend?

Aperture starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/3/2007 11:39AM
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Great stories Dino - always good to have you down in the city and snappin' away. Though hard times persist, it's impossible to break the spirit of New Orleans....Second Line in Gert Town Sunday! Noon @ the Blue Plate! Get ya High Steppin!

Daddyphatsacks starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/8/2007 10:46AM
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Daddyphatsacks

Great pics. Love those spice girls!