Saturday, August 8, 2015

Field and French Quarter

Louisiana - Superdome, New Orleans

For: US to US Travelling Envelope Round Robin - Group 43
Notes: The Superdome, now officially known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, was opened in 1975 as the home of the New Orleans Saints NFL team.  Its current capacity for football games is 73,208 people, and the largest crowd ever in the stadium was 75,167 for WrestleMania XXX in 2014.  The stadium infamously became a shelter for thousands of people after Hurricane Katrina hit the city in 2005.  Katrina caused extensive damage to the stadium, and it was closed for more than a year for repairs.



Louisiana - French Quarter, New Orleans

For: US to US Travelling Envelope Round Robin - Group 42
Notes: New Orleans is famous for its jazz music.  Groups of musicians, like the Second Line Jazz Band seen here, play for parades, celebrations and even funerals.  Spectators frequently follow the bands down the street, dancing as they go.  The Second Line Jazz band was founded in 1995, and they have performed in Mardi Gras parades, 4th of July concerts, wedding receptions, jazz society concerts and Roaring Twenties parties, among others.  While this card shows them in the French Quarter of New Orleans, they are actually based in Texas, where they do most of their performing.

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