Alright. I’m just gonna come out and say it. I’m not sure if I can hear the words “Who Dat!” for very much longer. I’m “who dat”ted out, y’all. But, I guess I’m going to have to suck it up and stop being the football equivalent of Scrooge for one more day, because the Black and Gold Saints Victory parade is rolling today. The WHOLE DAMN city is going to be there, and if that can’t reinfect you with the “who dat” virus, then your heart is a lost cause. It’s a city-wide, half-day holiday. Schools are letting out early. I believe it might even be a civic responsibility to be there.
So the parade rolls from the Superdome to over by the Convention Center, via St. Charles and Canal Street. Here’s a map. Head over to the Circle Bar at Lee Circle, and stake out a spot out in front of there before the parade rolls at 5 pm. It’s in the crooked little house that looks like the one from the Pixar movie Up.
So, after the parade passes your spot there at Lee Circle, I would start walking toward the Treme. It’s a little bit of a hike, but it will be nothing but happiness and good cheer, and smiling on your brother, until you get to the Mahalia Jackson Theatre. At 7:30 Garrison Keillor himself will be there giving a talk in that soothing grandfatherly voice of his–hopefully with a tale or two from Lake Wobegon thrown in. What a better way to come down from all this craziness? I wish they’d let you drift off to sleep there, but probably not.