Here’s how big the APSE summer conference is:
We’re going to stop traffic.
And we’re going to make music.
And you have to play your part.
It’s time to second line.
We’re going to get the conference off to a roaring start on Monday. Come join all of us and the Young Pinstripe Band at 6:10 p.m. on the Barronne Street side of The Roosevelt. The New Orleans Police Department will stop traffic on Canal Street. And then we will follow the band in a traditional second line (think of the beginning of “Live and Let Die” – without the murder of a British agent, of course) parade to Galatoire’s for the opening reception.
So, yes, even though the opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m., please don’t just go to the restaurant. If you do that, you’re going to miss the whole celebration, the joie de vivre. Get down at 6:10 p.m. to the Baronne Street side of The Roosevelt, stop traffic, make some noise, dance, holler. Bring a go cup if you want. But make sure to be there.