David Bowie Tribute Shuts Down New Orleans

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    Jan 18, 2016 1:33 AM GMT

    Such a fantastic (yet very sad) day yesterday. The band Arcade Fire hosted a traditional Second Line parade in honor of Bowie and a huge party afterwards. There were so many people it seemed like Mardi Gras. So much love in the crowd for this man and so many ranges of emotion. One minute we were screaming out the lyrics to his songs and the next minute breaking down crying at the thought we'll never see him again. So thankful I got to be a part of this incredible event.

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    Jan 18, 2016 5:32 AM GMT
    that is awesome. I love Bowie, Arcade Fire and New Orleans.
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    Jan 18, 2016 5:36 AM GMT
    That reminds me of the day John Lennon was shot. My University basically shut down. Nobody went to class. Everybody who could pluck out "Imagine" on a guitar sat around outside somewhere and people sang. It was a huge. Stunning. Day.

    Then Reagan got shot and it was like "meh, who cares."
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    Jan 18, 2016 6:44 AM GMT
    Looks cool

    David Bowie's 'Blackstar' is his first No. 1 album ever

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/david-bowies-blackstar-is-his-first-no-1-album-ever/ar-BBoj7mY?li=BBnb7Kz
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    Jan 18, 2016 3:23 PM GMT
    Thank you, Radd for posting this video and comments. Wonderful tribute to David Bowie in true New Orleans style.
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    Jan 18, 2016 4:25 PM GMT
    I think "Shuts down New Orleans" is a wee bit of an exaggeration?

    A couple blocks of the narrow French Quarter streets were jammed with people, true enough.

    But hardly "shutting down" the entire city.
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    Jan 18, 2016 4:27 PM GMT
    rnch saidI think "Shuts down New Orleans" is a wee bit of an exaggeration?

    A couple blocks of the narrow French Quarter streets were jammed with people, true enough.

    But hardly "shutting down" the entire city.



    The city was not shut down if you must be so literal, but it was much more than a couple of blocks. I live in the heart of the French Quarter and I personally waded through many blocks to get to the event.

    http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/arcade-fires-david-bowie-parade-shuts-down-new-orleans/
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    Jan 18, 2016 9:33 PM GMT
    rnch saidI think "Shuts down New Orleans" is a wee bit of an exaggeration?

    A couple blocks of the narrow French Quarter streets were jammed with people, true enough.

    But hardly "shutting down" the entire city.

    Well, you're literally the resident expert on New Orleans here, and I say that not sarcastically. Did you get to see any of it yourself?
  • dreamcock

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    Jan 20, 2016 8:10 PM GMT
    Luv Bowie -Luv New Orleans! What a great tribute to a great musician!
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    Jan 20, 2016 8:18 PM GMT
    I fell in love with David Bowie in that one movie, the Labrynth. Especially during the ballroom scene
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    Jan 23, 2016 2:46 AM GMT
    Radd said
    rnch saidI think "Shuts down New Orleans" is a wee bit of an exaggeration?

    A couple blocks of the narrow French Quarter streets were jammed with people, true enough.

    But hardly "shutting down" the entire city.



    The city was not shut down if you must be so literal, but it was much more than a couple of blocks. I live in the heart of the French Quarter and I personally waded through many blocks to get to the event.

    http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/arcade-fires-david-bowie-parade-shuts-down-new-orleans/


    Only a site full of queens would one find something to criticize in so innocuous a thread. Does no one understand hyperbole? I think if I said it was raining cats and dogs some on RJ would take me to task for it, saying that raining cats and dogs is a meteorological impossibility. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I live in the French Quarter also and wasn't even aware this took place. Was it necessary for me to call you to task for a little hyperbole? No. I couldn't be bothered. I understand hyperbole.