The Lady and Men Rollers Social Aid and Pleasure Club strutted in their 17th anniversary parade Sunday, December 30. Founded by Ms. Linda Green, aka “the Yakamein Lady,” yesterday’s event marked the last second line of 2012.
Photographer Kim Welsh was there. Take a look at her shots below; parade route details follow.
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Start: LeRoux on Louisiana Ave. and Carondolet. Up Louisiana to Magazine. Right on Magazine.
Stop: Reeses’s Snowball (Magazine Street Deli). Turn right (floats and cars stay on Aline). Up Aline to Antonine. Right on Antonine.
Stop: Mayfair Bar. Up Antonine to St. Charles Avenue. Right on St. Charles to Louisiana Ave. Left on Louisiana.
Stop: Sandpiper. Up Louisiana to Freret St. Left on Freret to Gen. Taylor. Right on Gen. Taylor.
Stop: Silky’s, Gen. Taylor and Magnolia. Continue on Gen. Taylor to S. Claiborne Ave. Right on Claiborne to Toledano. Left on Toledano to S. Dorgenois. Right on Washington Ave.
Stop: Foxx’s Bar. Up Washington to Derbiney.
Stop: Taylor Park. Moment of silence for Norris Grey. Continue out Washington to LaSalle.
Stop: Men of Class. Continue on Washington to Danneel. Right on Danneel to Louisiana. Left on Louisiana.
Disband: LeRoux where we will continue to have fun with an after party.
Hot 8 Brass Band
Queen: Elizabeth Marie Dunams
The parade was dedicated to the memory of Norris Grey, Therese Dawson and Jeffrey Scott Paine.
All photos courtesy of Kim Welsh. See more shots from the New Orleans music scene on OffBeat’s Flickr page.