Let Me Entertain You Bourbon Street Style

On Bourbon Street there is always a hustle. Everybody is out to make a buck, or two, or ten.

Painted on tank top

Painted on tank top

Note-the bucket

Note-the bucket

Body painting is a popular way to encourage tourists to divest themselves of their money. These two girls painted the top half of their torsos to resemble a tank top. At first glance they were quite realistic, it took a closer look to actually see what they had done. Of course most everybody looked closer. They carried a bucket into which they asked you to deposit a “donation” of four dollars for breast awareness week. For that your friends could take a picture of you with them or even just a picture of the girls. We didn’t pay.

Silver statue

Live silver statue

She never moved

She never moved

Another silver statue

Another live silver statue

Other performers also painted their bodies and posed like a statue or did a robot like dance on the street. They attracted quite a crowd and of course there was always a bucket for you to show your appreciation.

Bronze man dancing

Bronze man dancing

The other half of the act

The other half of the act

He had a good act until the police chased him away

He had a good act until the police chased him away

Homer Simpson perched on a garbage can acting drunk, meanwhile another character was dressed in a tall horned monster outfit for your picture taking pleasure.

Homer

Homer

See how tall this fellow is?

See how tall this fellow is?

photo op

photo op

Then there was a large black man I call Mr America all decked out in red, white and blue.

Mr. America

Mr. America-about eight feet tall

Food vendors were on nearly every street corner and you could take a tour of the French Quarter on a pedicab or horse and buggy.

Street vendor

Street vendor

Riding in style

Riding in style

Horse and buggy will take you on a tour of the French Quarter

Horse and buggy will take you on a tour of the French Quarter

Even the hooves are painted purple

Even the hooves are painted purple

Watch for the fashions of Bourbon Street, coming next. They’re pretty wild.

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4 comments on “Let Me Entertain You Bourbon Street Style”

  1. This is why Bourbon Street scared the pee out of me in the 90s and I have never gone back.

  2. New Orleans is on my list of cities to visit. Looks like quite the intriguing place!


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