I've come to think of the weekend of the Katrinaversary as the NOLA New Year. It's the turning point in our transition from the depths of Hurricane Season to the goofy excitement of Football Season. It's a time to look back but also a time to look forward.
It's not uncommon to mark this with a celebration. Obviously this is Decadence weekend in New Orleans so there will be plenty of that. But also... despite the ugly weather.. I'm told this is happening.
Via the parallel internet:
ON AUGUST 30TH, THE 5TH YEAR SINCE SMELLING GREATNESS SAINTS NATION, WHODATS, AND RYANITES ARE INVITED TO GATHER FOR A CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS ROB RYAN.In other words, there's a pub crawl organized in Rob Ryan's honor beginning today at 3 PM (about the same time the Saints' roster should be finalized) at the Steve Gleason statue. Here is some more text I've lifted from the march's Facebook page
Mission Statement: I am my brother Rob's keeper. Buy a stranger a round.
The intention of the event is to celebrate Saints Football, to applaud The Rebirth of Defense, and to buy a stranger a drink. Your expertise in fellowship has left a great imprint on us. I would like to extend the invitation to be our guest of honor, joining us at any spot (or all) along the route to the endzone -Ms Mae’s.Oh I stole one more thing from their page. Here it is.
3pm - Steve Gleason Statue for gathering of the tribe, and invocations.
4pm- Circle Bar
5pm - Irish House
6pm - Igor’s
7pm -Fat Harry’s
8pm - Ms Mae’s
A special prize will be awarded at Ms Mae’s for person demonstrating their most spirited inner “Rob Ryan.”
If you don't mind getting a little wet, this might be an appropriate way for you to ring in the NOLA New Year. Be safe.