I bought part of my Halloween costume today.
The best Halloween I’ve ever had – ever – was the Halloween we spent on Bourbon Street with Wild Bill and Sandy.
At the time Bill was in the garment business. He was a “bra and pantie man.” The guy sold bras and panties for a living. Someday I’ll have him guest blog about the first few times he was in a room with models wearing the product he was selling.
IMHO, Halloween is the BEST time to visit NOLA. We’ve never been to Mardi Gras, but I’ve seen and heard enough that I know I would not enjoy the crowds, the drunks, and the potential for crime and violence. Maybe I’ve seen too many COPS shows, but that’s the way I feel.
At Halloween, it’s the typical Saturday night Bourbon Street crowd, except everybody is dressed in costume. Being New Orleans, you everything from pregnant nuns to flashers that if real, you would ask to see it again.
The Gays dress the best. I remember one very tall and very well built man dressed as an angel. He was totally shaved with sparkly make-up all over his body and beautiful feathered wings somehow attached to his back. He tucked his business and wore tight fitting flesh colored spandex, with high heels. I’m telling you, the guy should have been in the HBO show Angels in America.
We had a room at the Best Western on Bourbon Street with balcony access so we could watch the passing parade.
Bill also secured about couple gross of sample panties.
Throwing beads? We threw panties to the crowd!
The guys immediately put them on their heads.
Thongs were most sought after and bloomers usually ended up on the ground unwanted.
I happened to be at street level taking pictures of the crowd when this sweet young thing walked by with a cup of beer (imagine that) and Bill called from the balcony. She looked up and he proceeded to drop a thong – right in her beer cup.
She thought it was funny and asked if they were used!
Memory courtesy of Hope and Angela.