I went out today to catch the Tremé 200 United Second Line, starting at St. Augustine Church, and dancing around the neighborhood. There were at least three, maybe four krewes (I think that’s the proper name?) with their brass and dancers. Hot links and cold beer from street vendors, then the music started. In typical fashion, the spectators are the Second Line, dancing behind the music. From that “… HEY!” song played at every hockey game, to local call-and-response songs, it was all played. We blocked all of Rampart from Gov. Nicholls to St. Peter, full of locals and tourists alike dancing in the street.

Perfect weather and great music. It’s a shame this isn’t a regular event, but there are 400-some-odd other festivals to look forward to in the next 365 days, so it’s all good.