My car was in the shop last week, so I had to do the cross-town trek to pick it up, taking two buses and a streetcar to the land of services. My neighbor cautioned there was a second-line on the main street, so I doubled back to get my camera.
As I stood watching the floats file by, two guys shouted out and handed me a giant velvet rose. Eventually, the bus came through.
Just another ordinary day in New Orleans.