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And happy Mardi grew obligated that's. We are now in two. Fat Tuesday that half fast walking club paying homage and celebrate the life of Pete fountain has started apparently making their way from commander's palace up down here to the French Quarter where at suburban Orleans hotel so we're waiting on them to make their way this way can't wait to see them celebrating the life of -- bound and David like summit just text that sedate 7070. And that today many revelers will Muir of the falcons in the Super Bowl. Mir over the you know lines in this book why. They'll start out strong and I'll collapse before it's over I thought I. Thank you forget that dig in they hated hated Atlanta Falcons on this spent Tuesday and what are they gonna be falcons related. Costumes out there we're gonna head out to grocery and a few minutes Republican cost him so I'll be looking to see if people are. And having fun with the falcons demise in the big game coming up now I would be surprised if you see some of loans and probably will be lots of fun. Thank you David we'll talk to you and have more fun with the at about twenty minutes here at WWL it's speaking of starting out strong I have a group of women with me right now. Who have come down here from Canada. And left husbands at a home to party for Mardi Gras in New Orleans where did you get here Thursday. And you look like you actually surviving relatively well you sure you're doing this right. So last am pacing myself but you know at least one to hand grenades and I. Anyway and that's the that's equivalent of about six or seven drinks one hand grenade I think is like. Where at three drinks more. You are adorned with a pink week. How did you pick that. It was really great. The weight wise yes absolutely what your name I'm Natalie. Thank you Natalie we appreciate your coming to visit as first Marty probably what you're in and Brenda. And ready you've got the blue way and the silver sequined shirt why why did you pick that out there for trying to bring us hours to. Most Japanese teammates. Coming hopeful strong and what if you're superpower announcement Tuesday opting. Yeah I'm Fat Tuesday. But the question partners need it in. In the. All right well good luck with the shopping oh but also involves parading and eating and drinking. You have picked the purple green and gold Fedora with your name. Alex and Alex why the purple rain angled Fedora dot com look like all eyes in the and so we just doesn't work for me when you look great in the Fedora and aunt and use so far not been able to pick what you want to do it on to look festive. And Mary. I would just get a drink in your and that's really the only accessory you need on that these days they drink in your hand why did you leave the husband's at all. We speak and he is being. Break it right where you've got like yelled go out there and have fun happy Mardi Gras. All right there they go the Canadians. Have come to town to celebrate Fat Tuesday with us here in New Orleans and they're going to experience their first. That you Davis it'd been years since Thursday. And they've been torn pretty strong every night. But they look like they're refreshed. And ready to go we're at suburban Orleans hotel at the corner of urban and Orleans the front doors situated right between Bergen street to my right. And rural street to my left coming up I'm gonna head on out to royal street and take a look at what the costumes are looking like on this bat Tuesday right now. I wanna tell you that it is Fat Tuesday and Rex has set forth some rules for the two Rex the king of carnival issued his proclamation for today let's take a listen. It's my joy to proclaim carnival. With a these words. We enjoy our return to our capital city to join my loyal subjects. In these carnival celebrations. To ensure the fullest degree of pleasure for all I do hereby Eric Dane and decrease the following. That during the great celebration all commercial endeavors be suspended throughout the realm so that pleasure may rule all day and night. And the children of the realm be freed from their studies and permitted and participate in the imagine. Now mayor. The mayor and the City Council cease and desist. From governance for this one grade. Okay. And join in the revelry. Saying that neither themselves. Nor others. There are good. Easy to our brave and stalwart police and fire departments who contribute so much joy safety and happiness on this grand. Well and he had further decreed that all citizens of our realm be commended Damascus then to encourage the wearing the costumes. Right they never out of our procession. With a profusion of joyous colors and happy subjects. Sealed by my hand and ordered by the king himself this 27 day of February and here our lord 2017. Okay. I. All of that I'd love the pleasure shall rule both day and night. I am absolutely on board with pleasure ruling both day and night and it looks like pleasure is going to rule quite well. Here on this Fat Tuesday I'm Dave Conan suburban Orleans hotel coming up we'll take a look at your forecast. For this Fat Tuesday ya like it hot but now I hope so because we're in for what looks like the warmest Mardi Gras ever recorded. We'll check in with this meteorologist Alexandra Branford coming up. On WWL. IMF salmon dot com and we're live here again at suburban Orleans hotel it's our Mardi Gras headquarters on this bat Tuesday we've been talking about what is the perfect. Marty gram meal what is Fat Tuesday tastes like so I. And go grab the shaft here at the verve and Orleans tomorrow which and am merlot Rangel. And Merlin what are you preparing today for folks who are just getting up and get ready to head out to enjoy their Mardi Gras day. Opera man and this than normal thing like eight delegates than we had bacon and sausage in. Grits and oatmeal we can't smoke Salman. We also have. The famous king gave the ball and we have. Well. All. That's who touches on do we sausage. And we have all pastries in. You're that you get a big spread set up for folks and we give advised that should start their Fat Tuesday by getting good hearty meal in their bellies. So that may be can absorb some of the things they'll be drinking as the day and halt. Oh definitely definitely I used to get up early in morning thought optical industry called club on skippy bullet that you let. I had to have Bob Mueller telling them Vietnam my government in the line up. But yeah golf calm down get some food over the barrel in the current and all lanes and we'll be waiting flight. I think that we appreciate and they get up back in the kitchen here at the route on Orleans right here in the lobby at suburban Orleans. And folks are flocking out NAFTA coming get their morning meal as we're broadcasting live from the Bergen Orleans a crew just came down about two women who apparently just getting ready to head out for the Fat Tuesday. And you've got to crown on I you argue the queen or the princess or my that's at man. Now OK and you believe it. A plus eight and super Fat Tuesday that emit we'll put on your crown yes it is it's a pretty purple green and gold crown take your head a little bit. Yeah yeah it's got little jingle but purple jingle bells on how to how did you pick that. I was so I get lots of times and it added meanings for reference you hear me if I don't want to fire okayed anything that might happen today. Probably. Get shot. Poke at that might be chemically induced that you might you might wander around could you handle it well you know we think that maybe listening so may we can dogma that. No. Okay we got purple you get the purple well lipstick to match the purple in the crown so thank you for being the princess of Martin. You're all I you decided to Wear your purple tights. And in your green skirt but it's whereas the gold Deep Purple green and gold. I'm gonna get them and these are you what you're going for gold beads today. And you're gonna get those at the parade right cracks are right and you've got your be done did you get those at the Braves last night. Number and development on the ground. Sun not at the parades and known that rates at this and the era first real ones and I'm on the got a three give me a happy Mardi Gras you already 123. And he just regulating enjoy your Fat Tuesday it's going to be a war one. May be the hottest Mardi Gras ever recorded let's head on over to the pinpoint forecast center at WW LTV and check out our forecast from this meteorologist. Alexander transfer. Today is looking good for Mardi Gras parades it would be quite warm though removing from the seventy degree range to about 83 for the afternoon that's near our record. Highs for Marty cried day clouds and sunshine overhead the rain chance quite slim at 10% or less for perhaps. A stray shower. Tonight rose will be at 67 on the North Shore about seventy south of the lake. And we could have some patchy fog by early tomorrow. Then tomorrow clouds and sunshine highs near 82 and a 30% chance. For some spotty rain with our next front and Thursday it turns cooler again with lows in the 50s for the morning. And highs near 67. From the pinpoint forecast center I'm WL TV meteorologist Alexandra cramp for. So we've been talking about what people are eating to start their Fat Tuesday but a lot of people may skip the food and go right to drinking their breakfast. A minute ago we were over at the rule on Bergen here at suburban Orleans hotel and now I've made my way to the pelican bar which is. Kind of attached to suburban little bar and a restaurant supervisor Philip is here. Already making drinks this morning because some folks wanna drink their breakfast fill up what's on the menu for people who don't wanna. Go get them eat it is monitoring their breakfast and we've got bloody marys locker Red Bull move Moses biscuits screwdrivers cape constant spotlight. You know that whole vodka Red Bull thing that's kind of an interesting phenomenon to me that the vodka kind of slows you down but you add the Red Bull wanted to speak yup. Does it end up leveling you offering going up or down. More than one as a dangerous things Leno or Johnny people ready for Marty grow looming energy columnists and bloggers and it has those little bit of both NC where you land somewhere in the middle I got to imagine that the threat at the top and it. And because it is Fat Tuesday that more than anything else you're going to be serving up bloody marys they what goes into a bloody Mary here at the pelican bar. Well I can't get away all my secrets but I can give you a little bit you know as little bit pickle juice. And a little bit of hot sauce and a lot of love and of course for eleven mean vodka. That's a and then there's old garden and it Q on and that will that's people's breakfast these featuring their breakfast they get the bloody Mary's basilica that's most of the day pickled green beans okra and of course. Spanish wheels. And those are pickle. They are everything speckled everything because in the bloody Mary has to be pickle yesterday does that mean that the person who drinks and ends up a little pickle. More than usually. Right fill up. I know how attempting it must be but please limit yourself to just one of each of these drinks this morning as you prepare if you get us to be able to mix the drinks for the average everybody else that's right it's going mostly red bullet spot. A. Right thank you develop we look forward to target you guinier a little bit as we start seeing people flocked down here to the pelican Bart here at the urban Orleans are Mardi Gras headquarters cute drink their breakfast that I'd like the way he put that. If you get the bloody Mary he get a little bit about you get to eat the green beans the olives and the Oprah along with drinking. And you know there's nothing wrong with tomatoes tomatoes are good tomato juices in this so it's it's good for you right that that's what a bloody Mary as it's a healthy drink. To start your Fat Tuesday and Dave scale and thanks for joining us as we get her ready. Our garage here on WWL let that out over the news department and David blight and Cummings alive from the Bergen Orleans coats now are Fat Tuesday headquarters I'm David Cohen won a perfect place to be on this bat Tuesday were already starting to see people and their costumes slowly come out of the mayor and he and make their way up royal street we're also seeing a new crop of folks showing up on Bergen street. With drinks in hand ready to party party all day as people are gathering also. To get out of here and head to the parade routes to catch all the of the parade action today I gave going thanks for joining us David Blake. I think that by all indications things are shaping up to have one of the best Mardi Gras ever that's what it feels like. I mean the energy is just pound ball you can feel it you can tasted. This applause in the year you know there was so much fear about a ring now yesterday. That it was going to wash out the riverfront celebration that Ortiz was gonna roll through the rain that it was just going to be miserable day. I'm about you I didn't see single drop of rain yesterday. Not a single. It was incredible we were run blast by the Mardi rock gods. And I think I think you're onto something there I think the Mardi Gras gods are smiling on us this year. Because no rain at all I mean the first Friday we had late rain. That postponed a few parades and made the trade that did roll a little bit damp but since then we have had really. Perfect conditions for the entire carnival season and it all comes to a head today. With what may be the warmest Mardi Gras average 83 degrees. Blinds. I'm gonna take that and I just get the feeling like every one's already. You just throw caution to the win to have a great day today whether it's with. Friends and family. Along the parade route or new friends that they're making on Bourbon Street or overrun royal street where they're constantly in or out in Metairie where people are already lining up for the parades where they're getting ready just have a good old fun time there. Whether it's on the North Shore. People everywhere that we've talked to this morning earning great mood and rated have a great Mardi Gras. Yeah it's hard to find any excuse not to go because it's not a bone chilling always to colder it's raining or no baby. 83. Powell. There. Yeah and biased and that's perfect that's shorts and T shirt weather. And you know if you wanna have a little bit of a cost him going great and I got to tell yet mastered the and a lot more body paint yesterday and I think we may see a lot of people wearing. Mostly just body paint today out on urban street and and honestly I'm OK with you mostly just body paint and liked the it usually there's a pair of shorts that deal with theaters on amendment in. Above the waist just body and I say do it. I say go for it it's Mardi Gras it's New Orleans its suburban street have have that go crazy thank you Dave with Nike and less than. At twenty minutes more prisoners here on WWL. IMF them in. New Orleans hotel where it's cranking up on Fat Tuesday I just stepped up the front doors here at suburban Orleans hotel arm. Mardi Gras headquarters in the French Quarter and here's Caleb law the bell captain you and I spoke on Friday and you said you were expecting this to be. A wild crazy maybe the wildest increase team Marty craziest Mardi Gras ever. Is that coming to fruition. Oh yeah it's definitely come a cure and I can honestly tell you from experience right now that Friday night it was wild and crazy for myself as well. I was really not remembering much the very next day but it was a fantastic night what I felt. Is that what you got these really big balls might be you have huge green it would be one problems aside or bowling ball the other two above that are the size of softball got a bunch that go all the big ball. Well you all big Boller so that's the last roll you know. And that. The best thing is having to youth and the bigger the beats the better of the day you walk on the street every single girl is looking at. I like your balls. Like your beat me Europe Boller. Contact and that gets you guys have been jam packed and everyone's haven't won your department. Yes every owners haven't run it like this has been one of the best Mardi Gras forests and a long time and it is extremely been busy it's a lot on than it usually is. I have to say I have really enjoyed this Mardi Gras a lot really really happy. Yeah who have lost thank you so much let's finish strong. We still got a few hours ago we get get through today. Murphy and one is the lead ballet here and what if you also felt like this has been a great Mardi Gras for everyone. Yes it is great inquiries and ministries have been bloody. So it's practice with people with people. And an Al and beast has raised there you go out to get assessment I Daytona suburban Orleans hotel arm. Liberty gruff headquarters where it is aren't. Happy Mardi Gras off from the French Quarter I'm Dave go and just stepped out the front door of suburban Orleans hotel are Mardi Gras headquarters. And took a right turn and went suburban street I gotta tell yet. Is the race is on right now because the party went so long and strong last night that the cleanup crews couldn't get in to scoop by beefing up. And clean the street before today's festivities they're racing right now. They have front end loaders. Bobcats. Street sweepers. Garbage trucks cruised to a shapes. It takes a rakes and shovels and they're trying to get everything picked up while the beats all the cops also what ever that is. That's left on our retreat from last night. Because we're already starting to see the cast of characters. Show up. For this Mardi Gras one of my favorite things about Fat Tuesday is when Rex proclaims he did that last night let's take a listen to that ceremony. Well you already broad. And at all. Love the distinct honor eventually do. They're the king of carnival 2007. King. This doctor Stephen Wilson well. And I. You know that are querying. Is and dog yeah. Your majesty and I think you have a few words to reclaim. Thank you captain thank you mayor Darryl. Happy money by everyone. Welcomed a New Orleans. New Orleans has been here almost 300 years and we had Mardi Gras every single year. But almost a 150 years ago Rex the king of carnival. Sort of the parade hope that a few people might come see us. I think they did how many of you came from away for Mardi Gras regime had. Welcome to all of you. It's my joy to proclaim carneval. With these words. We enjoy I returned to our capital city to join my loyal subjects. In these carnival celebrations. To assure the fullest degree of pleasure for all I do hereby Eric Dane and decrease the following. That during the great celebration all commercial endeavors be suspended throughout the round. So that pleasure may rule all day and night. The children of the realm be freed from their studies and permitted. To participate in the pageant. And America. The mayor in the City Council cease and desist. From governance for this one great thing. Okay. And join in the revelry taxing and neither themselves. Nor others. There are good people give heed to our brave and stalwart police and fire departments who contribute so much to our safety and happiness on this trend and. And he would further decreed that all citizens of our realm be commended Damascus and to encourage the wearing the costumes. Right he never out of our procession. With the profusion of joyous colors and happy subjects. Sealed by my hand and ordered by the king himself this 27 day of February and here of our lord 2017. Okay. That didn't include whom. Okay good mix up those who have resolution than there. That the mayor understands the situation here saw. There. And then you've heard me ask for rob everything will be shut down and the big muddy day of abandonment. Issues they know. Everybody's got to go home. They know if you wanted them then of course we have to council members looks like syndrome. Susan Susan injury. That he and Ramsey and that the police shave. Okay. Would keep crazy and the second. Whose job become. Where it. Those who have consulting these people or are you ready to our movement. They're meeting. Violations enjoy that because it's being done. On public and that's because. At this language because we don't write it that the mayor and the City Council cease and desist from governance we wrote that. One great day. And join us unraveling. But he isn't actually it says taxing not in themselves and are others. We Rhode stressing. Not stressing they put into vaccine. I know go. It out. Before I say yes I do want you just know that I city has done something that no other city could have a do so we had the tornadoes that we keep. Those individuals and our thoughts and prayers. And then we thought we go ahead and do the first weekend of money probably no one announced it would do the NBA all star game at the same time. And then now we're now the second week in my garage and I think you will join me. And commanding our first responders EMS. All of the folks say clean up after the parades. To make sure that the streets are safe and playing. So we. And with you royal highness. The city of New Orleans. And the City Council members when I counsel emeritus Jacqui Greg Doug Larson. Did I give to you the key in this city. Paterno would view the streets in this city for a glorious. And wonderful ride and I could not being in this. So more special citizen of the city New Orleans everybody else. I. Needed almost time presumed role we're gonna hand things off to our crew again all your home with Tommy Tucker and Kristian garic to get things go in Korea. As Zulu hits the streets followed by Iraq had a great happy Mardi Gras.