Saturday, October 31, 2009

And grisly ghouls from every tomb are closing in to seal your doom...

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click to enlarge Bingo!

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There are bingo shows and then there's the New Orleans Bingo! Show. I'll take the latter every time. I've settled on a genre for them: Neo-Carney Circus Rock. I think that about sums up the insanity that goes up on stage. And off it, on occasion.

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click to enlarge Bingo trapeeze

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That is a trapeeze artist risking her life for the enjoyment of the Bingo Parlour crowd. It was incredible, as most death-defying stunts are (so long as deat is, indeed, defied). Other cities may have music festivals, but they sure as hell don't have the Bingo Parlour, and that's what makes New Orleans amazing.

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click to enlarge Irvin Mayfield

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Photograph by Jonathan Bachman

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New Orleans also has Irvin Mayfield, which is basically like having access to unadultered bliss any time he performs. He drove the crowd nuts singing "I got your sister in here and you can't come in/I got your momma in here and you can't come in." He's also meddles with the trumpet (or so I've been told).

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click to enlarge bright lights

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It's a beautiful day in City Park and, aside from a little mud, it's all close to perfect here. If you're not here, you should really reconsider your life at the moment.

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