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November 13, 2006

saturday nights

It's not "normal" because I can find a parking space in the
quarter past midnight, but there is a crowd around. "I don't
need a jacket." "It's freezing." "Wow, look, crowds on Bourbon
Street." "Check out the feather boa drunk girls." "Not cold
anymore, must be the alcohol." We had several people ask us which
way Bourbon was. "You're gonna want to go that way." "Yeah, we
don't want to send them to the gay bars, do we, they look a lot
like a couple."

We walk into one of the gay bars and see "Welcome National
Convention of Realtors" in bar letterhead on the door. They've
got a wood burning fire going to complement the plasma screens
playing supergaytechnoremix music videos.

One of my pre-storm haunts has gone gay as well, we were
looking for food and found the end of a drag show. And a
change like that also tends to mean "Don't trust the kitchen."

The goddamn video poker noise was marring up one of my favorite
bars, and it's been forever since I've been out down there.

music: Tahiti 80: Don't misunderstand

candice at November 13, 2006 01:52 AM

Comments

What is up with that seaplane? Wall Street Fighter has a link up. Hey when the flood comes make sure you cruise over L.A. and pick me up...lol

Posted by: Steven at November 13, 2006 10:59 PM

It lives about 15 blocks from my apartment. It's still there, too, I took that in January. I've actually detoured people to go see it. "Dude, there's a seaplane parked in someone's front yard over this way."

I know how to drive boats but I don't know how to fly...

Posted by: candice at November 13, 2006 11:04 PM

Is it really that crazy around there? Feather boas?

Posted by: Eddie Daroza at November 13, 2006 11:23 PM

The feather boas are definitely the drunk tourists out in full force. Unfortunately, often with them is the drunk midwestern fratboy.

But yes, it is pretty crazy. Drunk on the street crazy, in general. (Open containers are fine so long as they are not glass.)

Posted by: candice at November 13, 2006 11:33 PM

Hey, I was in the FQ that same weekend....wall to wall tourist, but still a strange feel to it.

Posted by: Michael at December 1, 2006 09:02 AM

I rarely go between St. Ann and Canal in the quarter, so it wasn't super-crowded. Weird, though.

I hang out uptown mostly because I ended up here post-k. And there are bars I can walk to from my apartment that don't suck.

Posted by: candice at December 2, 2006 02:36 AM

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