The Big Easy
July 7, 2009 by admncc
As I mentioned last week, I was out of town for a conference. I spent five days in New Orleans. As a result, I am totally back-logged on posts, Guest Posts and visiting other blogs. I’m working hard to get caught up on everything, so bear with me.
In the meantime, I don’t know how many of you have actually visited New Orleans, but it is a strange city. First off, it smells pretty much wherever you go. Bourbon Street is the worst with a combination urine/vomit/stale beer smell. Second, it is ridiculously hot. Third, the tourist behavior, particularly on Bourbon Street, was a little much for my taste. I had fun with my colleagues, but some of other tourists’ behaviors we witnessed were eye-opening.
Anyway, after making those observations, I was inspired to start making videos and posting them here. This first one is 48 seconds long and was taken on Bourbon Street. I have a few more that I’ll get to, including one of me on a balcony caught in the middle of nearly 100 people throwing beads.
This video is interesting because I quote a lady walking by and also address social behaviors, which you may want to comment on.
Interestingly, every single resident said that they fully expect another Hurricane Katrina – and that’s it just a matter of time. They don’t feel safe. Wow. I don’t think I’d want to live there under those circumstances either…