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Making Music

Second line parades. They are a combination of things. Gangs. Social clubs. Kings. Queens. The people who join in. And, the music. For me, especially the music. 258 more words

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Taking Pictures

Easter Sunday. Everybody comes out in their best “Sunday Go To Church Clothes.” They gathered round to see the Original Men & Ladies Pigeon Town Steppers Easter Sunday 20th Annual Second Line Parade. 638 more words

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If you didn’t take a picture, you weren’t there. That’s what they say. Today. I guess that means that I’m always there. Every time. Every place. 49 more words

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The Children of the Second Line

Second lines. They are a neighborhood thing. They are for everybody. Even though the parade is led by some specific group, anybody who wants to join in, can. 88 more words

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Revolution. The Second Line.

You never know. Yesterday, when this picture was made, the temperature at parade time was in the low 80s. It was hot. It was humid. Rain was starting to fall. 144 more words

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Mardi Gras Mambo

Hey Groovers, it’s Carnival time here in South Louisiana! Mardi Gras is the best time of year, filled with dancing in the streets, parades, and plenty of great music. 122 more words


Second Line Birthday

Traditional New Orleans second lines are used to celebrate anything from weddings to funerals. When Melissa contacted me about photographing a surprise second line for her mother Margaret, I was excited about what she had in mind. 130 more words