SkinzNBonez would like to thank the Wild Tchoupitoulas for yesterday. What a gorgeous day, and what a wonderful moment.
We began our day on Washington Avenue, with some munchies, and a walkabout. There were lots of food trucks, and more, plenty of snowball stands, and plenty of BBQ parties.
Once the parade began, we folded in with the Wild Tchoupitoulas, and joined Shaggy and Tom / drum team for the krewe. It was a wonderful learning experience, as well as a great BEAT goin down. The entire morning was well spent, as KIM was certainly singing some beautiful songs, and Lil Liza Jane was shared with the Krewe. WILDMAN kept it real, and the audiences seemed to dance and sing along.
LETS GO GET EM
As we took our time, strolling round the neighborhood, we came up on Claiborne Avenue, for the turn. As we gazed down the street, all you could see was PRETTY PRETTY. Lots of feathers, Chiefs, Queens, LIL Queens, and more. the joy in the air? was contagious, and we revved up our drumbeats crossing into the intersection.
Once turning back onto Washington? We took it up another notch! Big Chief? had to take a quick break, and we all stepped out, got some waters, and more. The kids really enjoyed Shaggy, as he and Tom both teach kids over at the Iberville Projects, how to march and drum, and it was obvious that they are two wonderful people with lots of love to share.
Our own HOWARD even jumped right into that mix, while other children came forward to display their talents. All the while, big chief caught his breath.
Once rested up? and re-suited up? we jumped back in, and took it up ANOTHER NOTCH!!! I had no idea we had it so good! INTO the park we went, where I bumped into a friend I haven’t seen since Katrina. We worked on bourbon street together, way back when. Miss Virginia screamed in joy, hugged me, and said WOW! proud of you! so very very proud of you!.
Once back to the beginning? Queen Kim pulled out all the stops. I have never seen such a spread of food!
We’d like to thank everyone who came out.
I’d also like to take a moment of thanks to the Wild Tchoupitoulas, and let everyone out there know that we are heading out AGAIN, on tuesday, starting from 45 Tchoup. meet us there at five thirty. We will be behind them again, as we head to ST JOSEPHS NITE!!
and for those of you who stopped us on the parade route on super sunday? YES, we are looking for more drummers. YOU CAN NEVER have too many drummers.