The Monday night Saints-Patriots game essentially resulted in a New Orleans city holiday.
We can only imagine what Super Bowl Sunday would be like in the city, and some folks are making plans just in case. Or canceling them.
A handful of Carnival Krewes have rescheduled their parades that were set for February 7 with the hopes that the hometown football team keeps people occupied.
Mardi Gras season peaks the following weekend, but the celebration lasts a few weeks before the tourists show up en masse. (We’re partial to Cleopatra.)
Two parades scheduled for the seventh, Alla and Centurions, are rolling a day earlier. Two more were moved an hour earlier on Super Bowl Sunday, and another was canceled entirely.
Drew Brees said a few weeks ago that he doesn’t believe in voodoo, but we question the mojo involved in changing plans already for the big day. It’s like talking about a no-hitter while it’s in progress.
No matter how the season turns out, there will a Saints-themed party the following week. Seven days after the Super Bowl, Brees will ride through uptown New Orleans as the “King of Baccus” in one of the most popular parades of the season.
Whether “Breesus” helps force another raucous parade earlier that week remains to be seen.