Being a Mardi Gras virgin, I figured this was the day to attach myself to my boy David Simon and his wife, Laura Lippman.
We were out of the hotel before 8 a.m., got good and coffeed up, then headed to the Treme neighborhood to see some skeletons roll out. (Here’s Simon with actor Clarke Peters...)
We then walked to Claiborne Avenue, saw a few Mardi Gras Indians in all their finery. Made time for a couple of drinks at Kermit Ruffins’ bar.
By the time the Zulu parade came through, we had hooked up with two more actors – Khandi Alexander and Kim Dickens. Those two were bead magnets, let me tell ya.
Now it’s 6 p.m. and all I wanna do is sleep. Hard to believe that today, for the rest of the country, was just another ordinary work day.