On February 24, 2007 (the Saturday after Mardi Gras), we're having a jazz-funeral style second line for Helen Hill. Meet at Helen and Paul's flooded home in Mid-City (3438 Cleveland St) for about 11:30am. The Panorama Jazz Band and the Jazz Vipers will lead us down Cleveland to Jeff Davis, then on to Orleans, down to Claiborne and then right to the Ernie K-Doe Mother-in-Law Lounge (1500 N. Claiborne). The procession forms at 12:30pm and rolls at 1:00pm sharp.
kittee is organizing a vegan cupcake brigade. We're hoping to have wagons full of bright, delicious cupcakes to hand out to people along the route. And, if we're lucky, some left over to eat at the repast. If you want to help make cupcakes, leave a comment on kittee's entry about the second line.
Helen loved pigs and chickens. Dressing up as either or something else entirely is encouraged.
When we get to the the Mother-in-Law Lounge, there will be a tea party, with more bands and an open mic. It promises to be a great celebration of Helen's life, as only New Orleans can provide. After all, we're the city that put fun in funeral.
So come one, come all to send Helen off in style. We miss you, Helen.