These are the images of the 2001 Mardi Gras Milonga at Pierre Maspero’s in New Orleans
Courtesy of Gary and Phyllis Breaux
After having crashed the Krewe de Vieux parade with our own Krewe of the Mistickal Nights of the Tango, we diverted our march to the original Pierre Maspero’s restaurant on the corner of Chartres and St. Louis. Being new to the city we went ahead with our plans to meet at Cafe Brasil in the Marigny, and joined the wacky Krewe de Vieux parade as the revelers began to make their way to the French Quarter. Later we found out that there is some sort of pecking order and even secret handshakes that discriminate participation from those who are recently arrived, come from Yankee territory and on top of that are fun and great hosts. The rumor is that one Kathy from Canal Street almost had the vapors when we inadvertently inquired about adding the Krewe of the Mistickal Nights of the Tango to the roster of the politically incorrect parade. Sorry K, get over it.
Left to right, there is Phyllis, Valorie, Gary, Eva and Eddie. Next is Warren and Phyllis showing off.
Julio with Barbara and the back of Edwin. Warren and Phyllis showing off again. Alberto with Phyllis
Eddie, Phyllis and Aaron. Eddie with Eva, and Ed and Barbara
Natalia and Eva. Natalia, Mary Ann and Phyllis. Warren and unidentified female
Eddie with Mary Ann. Alberto with Mary Ann. Gary and Phyllis
Julio with Valorie. Warren and Mary Ann. Julio and Alberto
Mary Ann, Phyllis and Warren. Eva and Edwin
Eddie and friend. Phyllis, Aaron and friend. Eva and Valorie
Joe and Sabina. Morgan
Phyllis and Gary. Aaron and Bruce. Eva and Gary
Sean, Eva, Julio, Phyllis and Gary. Alberto with Natalia. Ed and Barbara, Warren in the back
Alberto and Valorie. Ed and Barbara. Sean testing how far her back can bend without cracking
It was a great party with plenty of tango dancing and a warm feeling of camaraderie. It looks like this is going to be a nurturing, kind and gentle community to grow the city into a great tango destination.