This Saturday the French Market is having a WHO DAT party all day with two of the city's best brass bands doing their thang from 11:30-3:30: The Storyville Stompers and The Treme Brass Band. In true New Orleans style, they will serenade the entire French Market, all of its six blocks from Cafe du Monde to the Flea Market...starting at Dutch Alley at 11:30 and ending at the Joan of Arc statue at 3:30 p.m.
Right now above the golden Joan statue, at New Place de France in the French Market, where St. Phillip Street meets Decatur, waves a black flag with a gold fleur de lis, placed between the French flag and the state of Louisiana flag...the perfect place to gather to offer up our hopes and prayers to Joan to assist us in victory on Sunday...
Who Dat say they gonna beat Saint Joan?
We take nothing for granted in this town. As much as we feel confident that we're gonna kick some young horsey butt, we're going to do our best to ensure a victory by asking our young warrior Maid to intercede...
Join us at the culmination of the all day moving pep rally in the French Market as we pay homage to Joan, ask her to lead the Saints in "battle", and give offerings of flowers, Saints stuff, and black and gold items. Wear your black and gold, bring your offerings of real or fake flowers, Saints memorabilia, anything black and gold you are willing to leave at the foot of the statue to ask Joan for help...not that Drew needs it, but it doesn't hurt...
"Behind every successful modern-day quarterback is a successful medieval teenage female warrior"--right?
Saturday, February 6th http://www.frenchmarket.org/
11:30 Storyville Stompers start in Dutch Alley, where St. Phillip meets the River
11:45 Storyville Stompers begin to stroll the Market, here, there and everywhere
1:00 Get your FREE 22"inch square gold and black WHO DAT handkerchief...and get ready..
1:30 Second Line with Storyville Stompers and Treme Brass Band to the Farmer's Market at Ursulines and N. Peters Streets (approx. one block distance)
1:45-2:00 Storyville Stompers and Treme Brass Band jam at the Farmer's Market
2:00-3:00 Treme Brass Band strolls the French Market
3:15 Treme Brass Band second lines with our local Maid of Honor, Blair Davis, who led our 2010 parade, from the French Market Arch to the Joan of Arc statue (approx. one block distance)
3:30 Arrive at Joan of Arc statue for a short prayer and gift-giving and more music
3:45 Event ends
All are welcome! Wear your black and gold! Bring your swords! Bring your confetti!