Kosmic Frenchmen Purple Face Mardis Gras /New Orleans, Louisiana Frenchmen street 1980 and now 2009

February 26, 2009

Kosmic Frenchmen Purple Face

Originally uploaded by Infrogmation

30 years later the infrogmation keeps me in touch w/ purple on a tuesday,

see this set of extraordinary mardi gras photos from the Bywater and up to the Marigny tuesday,www.flickr.com/photos/infrogmation/sets/72157 614400971564/or this one,www.flickr.com/photos/infrogmation/sets/72157 611334558292/

Bywater has come a LONG way since i was there! there are artists everywhere, and those urbanpioneers who i guess i didn’t know, who bring downtown New Orleans to life!, now this looks like a lot of fun,

and remember the days the Radiators played saturday nights here,www.youtube.com/watch?v=gslJP3m1Qno


as i had been on frenchmen street just a few years earlier than when he may have come along , what a small world on flickr and friends i have never met, myself always having been an outsider, now i feel a little like i made a few friends anyway..patience and all day is all you need in New Orleans,

you will meet everyone in town sooner or later……

New Orleans sx70

Originally uploaded by jeff lamb

bb gun warriors escort the Krewe of Kosmic Debris Mardi Gras 1980-82?? one more time/ second line by you.

bb gun warriors escort the Krewe of Kosmic Debris Mardi Gras 1980-82?? one more time/ second line

Originally uploaded by jeff lamb

the Dream Palace 1980, and this for a little more infrogmation,

www.mardigrasunmasked.com/ColorfulCharacters/ AlanLanghoff…

and what i remember,

the BB gun warriors fought their battles across the lake and up the river all the way to St. Louis,

the Poodles were the pretty twirlers of batons that brought with them the Tumblers, a small group of musicians who knew four songs to bring along the second line marching into the French Quarter, stopping along the way, at places like Molly’s on Decateur, (there were also parade practices in the middle of July, to stay in shape, the tourists never had seen anything like it) and then on into the Vieux Carre , melting away on Bourbon or up to a party on Royal on a balcony. …i don’t know about today, but it still looks like fun

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One Response to “Kosmic Frenchmen Purple Face Mardis Gras /New Orleans, Louisiana Frenchmen street 1980 and now 2009”

  1. backhandpath Says:

    Wow! Really, just wow.
    I was there in ’80 too! Even though at that time I had no idea where… Hahahahaha Frenchman was an entirely different story back then.

    Noble Mon, we are becoming a big fan of yours.
    Hung you on da’Ladda wit’out further a’doo,
    Thank you,
    Editilla~New Orleans Ladder


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