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Before


Smile

Smile

Super Sunday. Day two.

This is about pre-parade. About getting ready. About dancing in the street. About singing. About photographing. Yep. Me and 10,000 cameras.

Most of these pictures are pretty obvious except maybe for the top picture. She’s another one. I don’t know her name. We seem to appear at the same events. We are happy to see each other. And, she in not an Indian, Baby Doll, or social club member. She’s “just” taking part. I like her smile. So she leads it off.

The rest of the pictures.

In order… Baby Dolls and Indian priness dancing. Feeling like a press conference, encircled by photographers and spectators. Big Chief Juan Pardo, pre-parade. Young drummer getting ready to set the beat. Second Chief of the Wild Magnolias. More dancing in the streets.

Dance One

Dance One

Indian

Indian

Indian

Indian

Play

Play

Indian Two

Indian Two

Dance Two

Dance Two

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4 Comments

    • They don’t make any money doing this. So, yes. They have jobs and real lives. Some are business owners. A couple are lawyers. One is a doctor. Most are blue collar workers. The places the live are no picnics. Often, they are among the worst neighborhoods in the city. How bad? The band called The Hot 8 who is in a lot of my second line pictures have completely changed their band members with the exception of one in about the last five years. Why? They were all killed in drive by shootings while they were home minding their business. The remaining member lost his legs to diabetes because — guess what — no health insurance so he was not treated until too late.

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