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TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-26-2009, 01:52 PM
Have you been there? What is it like? Have you been there since Hurricane Katrina? Would you live there? Have you been to their many music festivals (Voodoo, Heritage,etc.)?

Please discuss.....

PotVsKtl
06-26-2009, 02:00 PM
Yes. Fucked. Yes. No. Yes.

marooko
06-26-2009, 02:01 PM
im pretty sure they're still under water.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-26-2009, 02:03 PM
Yes. Fucked. Yes. No. Yes.

anymore details Sir Pot?

BlackSwan
06-26-2009, 02:04 PM
Yes. Hot. No. No. No.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-26-2009, 02:05 PM
Yes. Hot. No. No. No.
$$$

Yes. Hot. No. No. No.

marooko
06-26-2009, 02:05 PM
vampires live there.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-26-2009, 02:06 PM
Voodoo Vampires....

BlackSwan
06-26-2009, 02:06 PM
They have special bread pudding there that I have never been able to find anywhere else.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-26-2009, 02:07 PM
Bread Pudding has always sounded terrible to me....I hear the coffee down there is great....

canexplain
06-26-2009, 02:08 PM
oh i have a few stories about being thrown in jail in NO while i was tripping, seeing lots of bands, and just going crazy, but alas that was 20 years ago (today :) so it would be old news .... cr****

BlackSwan
06-26-2009, 02:09 PM
Bread Pudding has always sounded terrible to me....I hear the coffee down there is great....

Have you ever had bread pudding at a fine dining establishment?

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-26-2009, 02:09 PM
it would seem like an interesting place to see a show....Radiohead played there back in 2003...must've been surreal....

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-26-2009, 02:10 PM
Have you ever had bread pudding at a fine dining establishment?

No, the idea of Bread Pudding just makes me angry....

marooko
06-26-2009, 02:10 PM
french people too.

BlackSwan
06-26-2009, 02:12 PM
No, the idea of Bread Pudding just makes me angry....

It's fucking delicious. This is similar to the one I had while I was there...

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/1d/e7/f1/bread-pudding.jpg

...The presentation was better though, this is sloppy.

marooko
06-26-2009, 02:13 PM
my dog threw one of those up.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-26-2009, 02:13 PM
:puke

canexplain
06-26-2009, 02:13 PM
Bread Pudding has always sounded terrible to me....I hear the coffee down there is great....

The Cafe Du Monde Coffee and Chicory is traditionally served Au Lait, mixed half and half with hot milk. and yummmmy beignets .... cr****

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-26-2009, 02:13 PM
...The presentation was better though, this is sloppy.

thats what she said.....







sorry couldn't help it.....

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-26-2009, 02:14 PM
The Cafe Du Monde Coffee and Chicory is traditionally served Au Lait, mixed half and half with hot milk. and yummmmy beignets .... cr****

this.....

BlackSwan
06-26-2009, 02:15 PM
thats what she said.....


I'm surprised your mom shared all the details with you.

Then again, she does have a big mouth.

canexplain
06-26-2009, 02:16 PM
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/neworleans.jpg

cr*****

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-26-2009, 02:17 PM
I'm surprised your mom shared all the details with you.

Then again, she does have a big mouth.

HEY O!!!!!!!!

<-------insert picture of Ron Burgundy here.

amyzzz
06-26-2009, 02:19 PM
oh i have a few stories about being thrown in jail in NO while i was tripping, seeing lots of bands, and just going crazy, but alas that was 20 years ago (today :) so it would be old news .... cr****
Were you in Easy Rider?

coofal
06-26-2009, 02:25 PM
Yes. Sleazy, hot & one of the most overrated food cities. No. Hell No. No.

emtgreg
06-26-2009, 04:35 PM
My NOLA Trip in 20 Photos or Less:

1. Jazz.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3212/3008030782_b5965c64f1.jpg?v=0


2. Street Musicians:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/3007195065_547c629f66.jpg?v=0

3. Bourbon Street, No photos from the night time, I forget to take pics when I am drunk...


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/3008032562_f04d96e1c3.jpg?v=0
3. Cops:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3173/3007195829_23e27aabc9.jpg?v=0

Some dude had a shootout with the cops next to my hotel:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3156/3008032902_80c56571fd.jpg?v=0

Mind you, I was at the freeking Marriot, it was a nice hotel, and still, it aint Kansas:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2295/3007195987_cae5f30d85.jpg?v=0

We painted houses, and did major cleaning and stuff, there were cops EVERYWHERE protecting us:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/3007197625_9bd84898da.jpg?v=0

here is me looking like a douche:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3183/3008034674_ba4f5a227e.jpg?v=0

so to finalize:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/3008034926_3ffcde0e91.jpg?v=0


and to answer your questions:

Yes
Rad, Humbling, Frustrating, Smelly.
Yes
Sure, I like Adventure, I have considered a Job in the Green Zone, NOLA would be cake compared to Baghdad...
No real music festivals, but I saw a SHITLOAD of music when I was there...

:)

Courtney
06-26-2009, 06:49 PM
I have visited New Orleans three times: twice before Katrina and once after. Never for a music festival.

My initial impression of the city was not favorable. I'm not a fan of the smelly, drunken, frat boy-style partying that Bourbon Street is famous for. But my most recent trip was significantly different from my earlier experiences. I planned my visit to coincide with Prospect.1 New Orleans (http://www.prospectneworleans.org/), a new biennial of international contemporary art, held in 30-some venues throughout the city. I'm not sure if it's Katrina that cleaned out the city, or if it's that the biennial gave me a reason to leave the French Quarter and explore all the different neighborhoods around town, but I absolutely LOVED my visit. Spending time with locals -- locals who love the city enough to come back after Katrina and help rebuild it -- gave me a completely different impression of the place. It has always had the cajun/creole fusion that makes it so culturally interesting, but this most recent trip I was able to finally see it as a city to live in instead of just a big tourist attraction. I would move there in a heartbeat if given the opportunity.

PotVsKtl
06-26-2009, 07:07 PM
New Orleans has always been amazing once you got away from Bourbon Street. It's also always been plagued with murder and robbery.

emtgreg
06-26-2009, 07:08 PM
I am with Courtney, and dude, she is MENACING!!

:)

Also POT.

PotVsKtl
06-26-2009, 07:09 PM
It's. It has. Copyright.

Bud Luster
09-26-2009, 08:53 AM
Im considering Jazz fest next year (or Bonnaroo, but I think I'd rather do music + vacation in a city I havent been too) - the Jazz fest thread is even deader than this one, any experiences? advice?

fatbastard
09-26-2009, 09:43 AM
Why would emtgreg be such an idiot and let someone take a picture of him while he was stealing a ladder?

RotationSlimWang
09-26-2009, 09:45 AM
The city will flood again some day. Nature's gonna get more fucked up in the next fifty years. Pretty stupid to rebuild a city that's basically an empty bowl surrounded by water on all sides.