Sunday, July 31, 2016

Girl Power!

This weekend was Festigals Weekend, a woman-centric festival in New Orleans. This is billed alternately as a "girlfriend getaway"and as an empowering event for women. There are lectures, sessions, talks, and parties - mostly parties, from the look of the schedule. I have to admit that it didn't make much of an impact on me, but I did join up with a friend to go catch the Festigals Second Line - billed the Stiletto Stroll - on Saturday evening.

Pussyfooters, getting ready
The Second Line started at Harrah's Casino at the Poydras Street entrance. When we came upon it, it was almost starting time, and all the troupes were milling about getting read to march!

The Leijorettes - all dressed like Princess Leia from Star Wars
Marching clubs and dance teams like the Pussyfooters, some Baby Doll groups, the Leijorettes, and the Rogue Pirates came out. I think I caught a glimpse of the Big Easy Rollergirls, too.

Showgirls on the march
Ah, Second Line season will be upon us again in August, but this was a fun preview.

I love living here!


Rebecca said...

Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful city!