Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween from the most halloweenie place on earth! It sure beats this place!

It was super exciting and satisfying to spend my first Second Favorite Holiday in the Crescent City. I dressed as an elephant tamer on Friday night to celebrate at the Skull Club then at Mimi's. Beloved Pete's bffff and I had a cosmic run-in from across the bar after so many missed connections, though I may have mortally offended his 3l girlfriend by cracking JD jokes. FTR: was laughing "with" not "at"! I'm relieved that local vocabulary has yet to be poisoned with the inclusion of the term meangirl. Fewer people - including the lot of esquires in training - wore costumes than expected. Fortunately for everyone in sight, our gang was out in full pageantry.

The following day I was the vuvelezist in an eight-piece mariachi band for the holiday marathon. We kicked off Saturday with a filigree-sewing/dranks party at Diné's house, posed for beaucoups photos at the parade on Decatur, took over a beautiful garden home in the Quarter, and caught the homecoming performance of HFRR at Always Lounge. Masha and Emily were in town and Stella finally moved back so there were extra juicy characters to reckon with. The night ended at the street party on Frenchmen that was still roaring when I left for the second time at 4am. I've never seen so many Snookis/sexy bumble bees/wonder women/Brees fangirls dancing on the roofs of parked cars in my life. Guess I'll have to wait until Mardi Gras?

I was planning on debuting Bernhard's sequin mermaid tube skirt today but we spent the afternoon picnicking on the Mississippi (at the Fly!). By dusk it was time for me to head home to hit zee books for tomorrow's Physiology exam. Sigh.

The task for All Saint's Day is to collect the various articles of costume on loan to friends across the city. I easily outfitted at least five homies with items from the Ruby Fuerza Archives (the fruit hat was stoked to finally get some action). A lifetime of costume hoarding finally gives back to the community!

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