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How much does a dancer make on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana?

Im trying to make quick money and this is the only way I know how. But just how much money a night would I be taking home?

depends on the tips and what’s in town.

if it’s really slow you could end up with zip, if it’s a big party crowd sky is the limit.

but be aware it’s a tough job and not for the faint of heart.

how are your feet? you’ll be on them a lot


Quarterhouse resort New Orleans Timeshare lockout

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The History Of Mardi Gras And How It Became A New Orleans Tradition

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When you think of Mardi Gras people usually think of New Orleans Louisiana. This was not always true. So how did New Orleans become the home of the Greatest Free Show On Earth? Well let’s go way back to the beginning of Mardi Gras.

The Origins Of Mardi Gras

Even though Mardi Gras is perceived to have its roots in the Roman Catholic religion, it actually dates back to the days of ancient Rome. In the middle of the month of February, the Romans celebrated a holiday they called Lupercalia. The god Lupercus was the god of fertility, agriculture and pastoral shepherds and the festival was in his honor. Carnival which is considered synonymous with Mardi Gras is derived from the Latin expression meaning “farewell to the flesh”. This holiday was very similar to the Mardi Gras we know today. It had a festival almost circus atmosphere. There was also the festival of Saturnalia that seemed to have some effect on the origins of Mardi Gras. This holiday was also a time of jubilation that occurred around the end of December. The king was burned in effigy and was made to look ugly in appearance. This is where some of the traditions of masking seem to have been derived. Some of the colors of Mardi Gras, purple, green and gold may have come from this festival.

When Rome converted to Christianity, a common practice was to take pagan holidays and incorporate them into church holidays. Lupercalia was an example of that approach. So Lupercalia became Mardi Gras. This period was designed to be a last fling of partying, merriment and good times that came before the period of fasting, prayer and penance called Lent. During the Lenten period the faithful say good bye to the pleasures and indulgences of the flesh. This period lasts from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday or 40 days.

This tradition became a major holiday in the city of Paris during the Middle Ages when it spread across the continent of Europe. During medieval times lords held huge carnivals prior to Lent to honor the enrollment of new knights into the service of the local lord or baron. In France, this was a particularly raucous time.

Next how Mardi Gras made it to America.

The term “Fat Tuesday” or Mardi Gras referred to the indulgence that occurred.

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Can you get on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras if you are 18? Not to drink. But just to go out with friends?

My friends are 21+ and I am going as the designated driver. But do the police baracade the streets like they do on Beale Street in Memphis?

you can walk around basically if you are any age…some bars might not let you in, but they usually let girls in anywhere.


Can you plan a Baton Rouge/New Orleans vacation for 4 crazy teenagers?

We’re on a budget of $1200 all together.

Ages: 19,18,17,15. All girls.

We need:

A hotel for a week
Shopping
Partying
Lots of tourist attractions
Lots and Lots of food!!!!!

We don’t want to leave anyone out.

We need a hotel that allows 18 year olds to check in alone.

Any and all ideas are appreciated.

The Royal Street Courtyard hotel is a boutique hotel with hot-tub and beautiful gardens, authentic french quarter style rooms and really friendly. It’s run by a guy called Phil who is fantastic. I live in London but have been there three times in the last four years. There is a big suite at the top that would sleep you all for much less than $1200.

New Orleans is one of my favourite cities. I can recommend hanging out on Frenchman’s Street – it’s where the best real bars and clubs are – forget Bourbon street.

There’s also an African restaurant on Royal Street, near the hotel just into the French quarter that does the best food I’ve ever tasted.

Have fun. I wish I was back there now!


America’s scariest halloween attractions: Part 2

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has anyone stayed in the courtyard guest house in the french quarter in New Orleans?

I am trying to find out a little info about the courtyard guess house in the french quarter in new orleans. I was just trying to find some people that have stayed there and get some info.

Can’t say I have but check w/ the online booking sites (i.e. Orbitz, Priceline, etc.) Its likely the Courtyard is one they offer & possible that a prior guest reviewed it.
Good luck.


driving to new orleans this weekend and would like to stop by Lafayette?

any attractions there? historical places , any other architectural magnificent buildings that can be more interesting

hi there,only a link for you with attractions, and a map for directions..

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Lafayette%3Fattractions&sll=40.416702,-86.875287&sspn=0.108738,0.219383&g=Lafayette%3F&ie=UTF8&hq=%3Fattractions&hnear=Lafayette,+IN&t=h&z=11

regards pops..


Wyndham Avenue Plaza Resort-Stay at New Orleans Hotel Jazz Festival by the French Quarter

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Wyndham’s Avenue Plaza Resort hotel keeps you close to all the New Orleans excitement but away from most of the crowds and commotion. Youll stay in a quieter area of the city that’s only minutes from the popular French Quarter. With on-site concierge service available to you, you’ll find an endless playground in “The Big Easy – world-famous for jazz music, great restaurants, fabulous shopping and unique attractions.

Avenue Plaza Resort, located in the picturesque Garden District off St. Charles Avenue, offers studios and one-bedroom beautifully furnished suites with fully-equipped kitchenettes. Experience the outdoor courtyard swimming pool, with jetted soaking tub attached, on the landing to “The Ashley House,” an antebellum home that is owned by the resort. Visit the resorts rooftop sun deck to enjoy a spectacular view of the city. If youre interested in a juicy steak, fresh seafood or gumbo, Mr. John’s restaurant, located in the lobby, really hits the spot.

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