I was on call and had one of my residents go missing at essence fest so I get a call at 3 am from the police . And one of my white friends get called 10 different variations of "stupid white bitch" by some of the drunk and disorderly attendees of the festival within one work day. If you think essence ain't a problem then You ain't from New Orleans. Businesses shut down because their employees don't want to come into work cause the people don't tip and they treat the servers like shit. The people who drive the street cars have trouble with the people too. It don't matter if they black white or Hispanic, they are given problems. It's sad when ENTIRE BUSINESSES would rather not open than deal with people going to essence. Essence does not promote tourism to New Orleans, it just hurts business.
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