September 10, 2010

Ever wonder what thousands of crazed Saints fans look like?

Well now you know.

They were even partying on the rooftops.

And this is why I love the people in New Orleans. This little kid walked up to the guy next to me, tapped his arm, and asked "excuse me...can you pick me up so I can see the parade?" Next thing I know, the guy is hoisting him up on his shoulders, no questions asked! gotta love it! :)

Who knew giant Snickers were so low in calories? Gotta get me one'a dem.

But best of all, we got to see...


Bob Costas having sweat dabbed off his brow by the makeup artist....

And best of all, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND!!!

...all for the bargain price of zero dollars. We were able to get ridiculously close to the stage after the parade had finished (and right before DMB came on for the last two songs), because part of the crowd started charging through the special access gates just as a William Wallace-esque New Orleanian cried out "they can't stop us all!!!" So we joined in the madness and made a run at the stage. So worth it. I'm usually against social anarchy and the mob mentality, but for Dave I was willing to throw caution to the wind. Everyone was pretty calm about it and no crazy shoving or madness started, so the cops were like "meh. whatever." and let us be.



I'm so jealous! How fun! It's so nice seeing that yesterday was just as important as any state holiday :) It doesn't get any better than the Saints and DMB!

By the way, just wanted to pass along this message:
AMBER ALERT! ~ Retirement home in Minnesota looking for elderly man off his meds. Delusional, believed he could beat the Saints! Description 6'2, 222 lbs, Age-older than dirt. Last seen in New Orleans wearing a Vikings jersey with his pants on the ground and black & gold confetti in his hair.☂„ø¤WHODATº°¨¨°º¤ø✮ ✯✰

@Cherie-- HAH! That made me laugh like crazy!

I was raised a stone's throw from Dallas and my family is full of rabid Cowboys fans, but I never cared. When I got here, the Saints spirit was infectious and for the first time in my life I found myself watching football and caring about it. :) Now my daughters (even the 21 month old) can say "Who Dat!"

Oh how FUN!!!! Lucky you! Ohhh this post made me miss NOLA so bad! We were there for our honeymoon and absolutely fell in love with the city. We never wanted to leave!

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