Last night, as Shanna and I were returning from running some errands we heard a very loud 10 piece Panorama Jazz Band playing outside of Cafe Brasil on Frenchmen St. We walked down and watched them for a little while and they sound amazing right now. They now have 7 horn players and 3 percussionists which makes them louder and wilder than I've ever heard them before. A little later a bunch of our friends congregated there and we had our first mini get down of the season.
I also completed the cape and hat for my costume yesterday. Today I will construct the armbands and paint my shoes & cape. It's coming along very well.
Tonight it's off to see Knights of Babylon, the Krewe of Chaos and the Krewe of Muses. If you plan on being downtown tonight come and hang out with us on the corner of St. Charles and Canal, next to the Pickwick Club and across the street from Rubenstein Bros. I'm so excited for what this Carnival time will hold and tonight is the real beginning.