Saturday, October 28, 2006
Blanc et Noir Marching Society may second line in Municipal Auditorium for a major non-profit findraising event
While I was asked not to say a thing about the March event or the Crescent City performers slated to headline the show, I am happy to report the un-named event organizer has asked Blanc et Noir to consider second lining at this not-yet-to-be-revealed large scale performance.
Come to the meeting Fri, Nov 3, 5 - 6 pm, Columbia Cafe, with suggestions. Please.
Repondez, s'il vous plait: email@example.com. Or 318-861-6809.
Above: some inspiration from the far side of the flung coin: the Society of St Anne, a troupe of Crescent City careeners.
Not that I expect blanc et noir to start off at that level of technicolor, but, we can dream, can't we?
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dancing - second lining - will commence when the krewe hears the bass drum and snare drum of the 5-piece brass band. Members will probably toss some sort of charm to the crowd - we call them "throws" - but will not be required to do so. Costumes will be wild, we assume, and perhaps wooly. We leave that to the inspiration derived by the members at krewe suppers and from their globe girdling research.
At the moment we are busy making plans for the Dutch treat suppers and such.
Dues for charter marchers will be $25. The principal expense, by the way, is the band's fee.
Those with deep pockets may decide to take a charter membership level called the Louis Quatorze. That will cost $100.
Marching society members will get a copy of How To Mardi Gras, a proclamation that declares their official and blessed anointing by Le Grand Fromage and their photo and bio on this site. We are looking into having a laminated All Access hang card for members, too.
Make checks payable to Robert Trudeau, for he's one of the true arbiters of Carnival canards and the founder of the Blanc et Noir.
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