i love new year’s eve.
celebrate good times. ring in the new year. one huge worldwide party. and new orleans was certainly an incredible place to spend nye. the french quarter was buzzing – from the crowds in jackson square anticipating the drop of the large pot of gumbo at midnight, to the dance party in the street on bourbon, every place in town was exuding new year excitement and 2008 anticipation. we threw ourselves right into the thick of the action for a while before tucking into a fantastic jazz club – the band did a superb countdown job and for the first time i welcomed 2008 with a live performance of auld lang syne – it was fantastic. outside the ebb and flow of bourbon street continued early into the morning, and i felt lucky to be a part of a nye celebration in the big easy.
we started our evening with a bottle of champagne (thank you rob + kevin!) and a bit of local fare at the renowned dive port of call.
lafitte’s, the oldest bar in the US; a swap box on frenchman that held a quarter and a cigarette.
a pot of neon gumbo descends on NOLA at midnight from atop jax brewery.