Wet Weekend Ahead for Decadence, Labor Day
Posted on Sep 2, 2011 in Local Issues
With Tropical Depression 13 remaining nearly stationary off the southern coast of Louisiana, it is certain to be a particularly wet holiday weekend. This is unfortunate because in addition to the Labor Day holiday Monday, New Orleans is also celebrating Southern Decadence this weekend.
Southern Decadence is a week-long, predominantly gay male event held in New Orleans sometimes referred to as “Gay Mardi Gras.” The event culminates with a parade through the French Quarter the Sunday before Labor Day and has been known to attract crowds of 100,000 – 300,000 from all across the U.S. bringing in $160 million in revenue to the city in 2010. In addition to the Decadence festivities, the city is sure to be in full party mode for the Labor Day holiday on Monday despite the inclement forecast.
Because of the increased level of festivities, the influx of tourists, and the rainy/flooded conditions, it is strongly advised that visitors and citizens of New Orleans be especially careful when it comes to their drinking behavior. The police will be especially vigilant in the Quarter and across the city and everyone is urged to exercise responsible drinking habits by using designated drivers or cab services. Residents and tourists should also be careful to avoid flooded parts of the city and to try to park off-street or at the highest ground possible if leaving their vehicles for an extended period of time.
If you or someone you know are arrested over the Decadence/Labor Day weekend, Bloom Legal is here to help. Call us 24/7 at 504-599-9997 for DWI, Arrests, Traffic Tickets or Auto Accidents for a case evaluation or visit us online at http://www.bloomlegal.com
Have a safe and happy weekend!