Nothing super about this Sunday in New Orleans, except the city's spirit

NOLA No-Call spurs TV blackout and boycott events

Don Ames
February 01, 2019 - 6:40 am
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Many Saints fans will continue to vent their frustration over the infamous NOLA No-Call this weekend. 

Nearly two dozen Super Bowl alternatives are being offered throughout the city.

The Blackout and Gold Second Line Sunday afternoon in the French Quarter is just one of the Jazz Funerals on tap. The first takes place on the Riverwalk, near the Creole Queen dock area and features the Storyville Jazz Band. Organizer Paul Galloway says, yes...there will be throws.

"We're going to give people some penalty flags that they can release their frustration with by throwing the flag that wasn't thrown at the play. The jazz funeral will be held to bury the flag that wasn't thrown and the 1:46 left on the clock."

"The, we'll transition to a second line where we appreciate this year's Saints team and the team we're gonna have," says Galloway. "It's a way to let go of the misery and, like Drew says, let's turn it into something positive and let's get ready for the Saints 2019 'Saints against the world' campaign."

A big Boycott Bowl concert will be held at Fulton Square Sunday, from noon to 10pm, with more than a dozen artists including Rockin' Dopsie, Kermit Ruffins, Cowboy Mouth, Flow Tribe and Choppa.

Organizer Travis Laurendine says it's a way to celebrate the Saints, our music, culture and community, "as opposed to watching some football game that we should have been in."

"We've even got our own special beer called 'Boycott Beer that was brewed just for this event by Bayou Teche Brewery." 

Laurendine says it'll be a celebration of all things New Orleans except the NFL.

Admission is ten dollars, and Laurendine says Saints fans have been eager to support the benefit concert. "So far, we've raised $46,000 dollars for the New Orleans recreation Department Foundation." 

Tickets are available at the event or online at https://boycottbowl.com/

Sunday events:

"Anti-LIE (LII) Bowl Party"at Dat Dog, 11am - 3pm, entire 3300 block of Magazine.

11:00am- Start of the party- DAT DOG Magazine Street
11:30am- Saint's Superfans perform
11:30am-Kickoff of the Saints' Super Bowl
1:00pm-2:00pm Choppa Style Dance Off
2:30pm- Second Line/Jazz Funeral with Sophie B. Wright Brass Band, 
2:50pm- THE BIGGEST WHO DAT CHANT EVER
3:00pm- End so you can head to your boycott parties
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dunk the referee- funds for Son of a Saint charity
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
King Cake By the Slice- King Cake Hub
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Pin the Bribe on the Official - funds to Son of a Saint charity
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
RAM GUMBO- non-perishable food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Glitter Up- Visit the Butterfly FX Artist tent for Glitter & Jewel Body Art! They will make you sparkle!!
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 

The Nola No-Call Jazz Funeral and Second-Line Parade at 10 a.m. on the Mississippi riverfront wharf at the foot of Poydras Street near the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. 

Blackout and Gold Second Line, 2pm to 3:30pm, Jackson Square down Decatur towards Canal St, over to Bourbon St. 

The Who Dat second-line will start at the Kingpin Bar, 1307 Lyons St., Uptown at 4 p.m.

The Boycott Bowl concert will take place from noon to 10 p.m. at Fulton Square. General admission is $10, with proceeds donated to The NORD Foundation.  

  • Choppa
  • Kermit Ruffins
  • Rockin Dopsie Jr.
  • Flow Tribe
  • The Vettes
  • Dash Rip Rock 
  • Partners N Crime and The Big EZ Band
  • Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs (HIT THE SEAN PEYTON)
  • Fred! from Cowboy Mouth 
  • 5th Ward Weebie 
  • Ricky B 
  • Khris Royal & Dark Matter
     

The Cruisin’ for the Saints caravan on the Lakefront from 9 to 12:30 p.m. encourages fans to dress in black and gold, festoon their cars in team colors and meet at the New Orleans Lakefront Shelter No. 1 at 9 a.m. From 1 to 4 p.m., the group plans to ride to downtown. Then, the group will return to the lakefront to hang out. 

Dozens of bars and restaurants will be hosting a variety of Super Bowl Blackout parties as well. Many of them will be showing the Saints' Super Bowl victory from 2010.
 

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