The Panorama Jazz Band marches (videos)

New Orleans has been amazing in every way, but perhaps the most fun we’ve had was marching with the St. Anthony Ramblers on Mardi Gras.  I posted some photos to show what the costumes were like, but a huge part of the experience was the music of the Panorama Jazz Band.  (http://panoramajazzband.com/bio/)   I’d never been in New Orleans before, but an image that always intrigued me was that of a jazz band marching down the street with a krewe of revelers (or mourners) behind it.  So being in that krewe behind a great band was a fantastic experience for both of us.  I apologize for the lousy quality of the videography (I’m not a videographer, my camera is notably terrible for video, and the drinking started very early in the day), but the beauty of the music comes through.

Here they are while the Ramblers take a break at the first bar stop:

The Ramblers regrouped and marched on, with Greta, Glen, Michelle and Stephen near the van.

The Ramblers march by:

At the second bar stop:

And a final song from the Panorama Jazz Band in the French Quarter before we headed off to the party.

We had a great time, with a lot of interesting and fun people.  And the next day, as we walked down Royal St., we realized that we’d never be able to recognize any of them again.

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