this is the time of year that makes this entire city? one giant gallery of creativity. this year is no exception, with the superbowl pulling in, and the gras stepping aside? I can’t help but wonder how much income is being lost, to a corporation, as opposed to the nest egg that we new orleanians? garner each year to survive.
I am no exception, except that I show year round at surrey’s. I hope each and everyone of you? gets out and shows your love to the artists of this city, during this time. the NFL actually is having folks move aside, with permits in hand, while they hijack the “clean zone” for their event. I wonder if clean zone means cleansing away anything remotely new orleans? Its sad, but its true. So when you see the artists, and the markets? get out and support them. These folks are being forced to give up a week of their nest eggs. I find it increasingly insulting, from the suspensions, to the “bounties” to the clean zone, a complete hostage situation of my city.
As far as all this goes? YOU the tourist? probably don’t know the background on all this drama, and you don’t need to. YOU just need to know, that you should enjoy yourselves while your here, and show the love to the locals, who I KNOW will show it back. there is no city in the states, as friendly as we are.