I know xmas is over, and fuck, it’s actually a new year. Now that it’s 2011, it’s time to weigh in what you enjoy most about living in the future.
Sometimes, as xmas approaches, it’s hard to get to all the stuff that you want to squeeze in. This is a cleanup list of things you forgot to hit up in the city.
It’s awesome. They deck it out every year during the holidays. You’ve got a tunnel of lights, the gingerbread city(complete with streetcar), and a little bit of history about patrons of the past like Huey Long. Grab a drink at legendary lounge Sazerac if you’re feeling it.
If you’re downtown anyway, might as well check out Miracle on Fulton St. It snows there every 1/2 hour, dude. Also, my filmworker animal wrangling buddy’s got live reindeer there. Watch out they bite(J to the K, holmes)!
Lastly, skip Celebration in the Oaks(great for long ass lines and a really weak laser show). If you went this year and saw the 1986 laser show, you know what I’m talking about. Hit up Metairie’s own nutria wonderland, Lafreniere Park and see what has become of all of Al Copeland’s old xmas lights that used to decorate his house. It used to be free, but now it’s $3 per car(boo-hoo).
RIP Al Copeland. In that sweater, can’t you just imagine this dude in a Testarossa with Bobby Hebert and a glove box full of bambam?
His lit up house used to draw crowds and lines of traffic every night during the holidays, but now the lights that used to cover his suburban mansion cover roughly 50 acres of parkland.
Happy New Year, ya’ll. Remember to kick ass(every single day of your life).