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"Aint's No More" Second Line

Baby Boyz Brass Band

Photos and text by Jerry Moran


For those that don't know, the New Orleans Saints used to be known as the Aint's locally — that is, until they won the historic Superbowl LXIV on February 7, 2010. On Saturday, February 20, the Aint's Bags (classic brown paper with eyeholes) of the past were officially laid to rest as only New Orleans could at last weekend's "Bury the Aint's" Second Line.

With rousing chants of "Who Dat!" as well as paper bags and signs with "Aint's No Mo'" everywhere, the second line was led by trombonist Glen David Andrews accompanied by singer/songwriter Paul Sanchez and the Baby Boyz Brass Band. The weather was beautiful and so was the crowd, which included Leroy "The Whistle Monsta" Mitchell, The Saints Pope and Cardinals, Dancingman504, Tambourine Green and plenty of other local celebrities.

Rock star Lenny Kravitz even joined in for the carrying of the ceremonial "Aint's No More" casket and the massive march from St. Philip and N. Robertson towards the Quarter. The second line cruised down N. Rampart, up Esplanade, and then on Chartres. It ended at d.b.a. on Frenchmen Street, where Glen David Andrews continued to wow the Who Dat Nation on the bandstand.

Another memorable day indeed!

Jerry Moran is a local photographer and band manager. Catch him at festivals, arts markets and music events. His photohgraphs is also available at Louisiana Music Factory.

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