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Hitting NOLA for New Year's/Sugar Bowl

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  1. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    My friends and I have a native guide (female, Caucasian, former Army) so we're going to do some "local" stuff, but I want to hear what you guys have to suggest for things to do in New Orleans.

    This'll be the 4th Sugar Bowl I've attended, so I know the usual rules about wearing old shoes/jeans to Bourbon Street at night, keeping a hold of my valuables, not getting suckered by the "where you got your shoes at" con, etc., but I'm interested in what others have to suggest.
     
  2. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Good luck, bro.

    And have a ditch wallet with five dollars in it.
     
  3. Myhairygrundle

    Myhairygrundle Screw you guys, I'm going home.

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    The 9th ward is very active and full of adventure. The French quarter is a tourist trap, but one of the safer places to be. There are cops all over the place around that area. But anything outside downtown/French quarter is iffy. Good luck bro.
     
  4. icculus1284

    icculus1284 Registered User

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    Get a burger from yo mama's or port of call. PoC is usually insanely busy.

    Get oysters from Drago's. Some of the best food I've ever had.

    Get a hurricane from Lafitte's blacksmith shop. It's way down on bourbon past the gay district.
     
  5. twiggy

    twiggy Livin the Dream!!!

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    Whats the "where you got your shoes at" con?
     
  6. Off-White-Power

    Off-White-Power High maintenance, low tolerance

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    I grew up un NOLA, from age 10 to 21. Best sandwich? Debris Sandwich from Mothers Restaurant on Poydras. Get a portrait done near the square. Have a nice dinner at Commanders Palace. Breakfast at camellia grill on S. Carrolton Outside of eating is drinking so hit a drive thru daiquiri place and enjoy a 151 large. The fun things to do are gone since the 80's -- Fat City, Pontchartrain Beach, the lakefront. Memories. Sigh.
     
  7. icculus1284

    icculus1284 Registered User

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    Muffuletta from Cental Grocery

    Molly's on talouse is a nice, quiet dive bar just off of bourbon as well.
     
  8. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    A young person will come up to you on the street and say something along these lines:

    "Hi! You from out of town? Welcome to New Orleans! Wow, those are really nice shoes! Tell you what, if I can tell you where you got your shoes at, I'll shine your shoes for you. Only $20! If I can't tell you where you got your shoes at, I'll give you $20!"

    The sucker (once, one of my friends, even after I told him not to...) takes the bet.

    "You got your shoes on Bourbon Street, in New Orleans!", playing off of the tourist expecting the con man to tell him where he bought his shoes, rather than where his shoes are at that very moment. Con man then proceeds to shine your shoes and the befuddled tourist pays the $20 for a crappy shoe shine.

    That's if the con man is being generous, of course. He could just demand the $20 for nothing, or just stick you up if you're in a quiet part of town.
     
  9. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    Why would I want to go past the gay district?
    :action-sm
     
  10. Awful Me

    Awful Me I do it.

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    Debris sandwich or pretty much anything else at Mothers.
     
  11. flyerfan116

    flyerfan116 Fuckin savages

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    If you want a nice chill night check out the Carousel Bar in the Monteleone on Royal. It's a cool little piano bar, the actual bar is a carousel, i think it rotates 1 time an hour...of course there are non-moving seats too. Place has been around over 100 years, cool little piece of history.

    As touristy as they may sound I can't go to NOLA without hitting up cafe du monde for some beignets and a few hand grenades

    someone else mentioned Lafitte's blacksmith shop, definitely a place to check out
     
  12. icculus1284

    icculus1284 Registered User

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    I always drop in at monteleone to piss.

    There's a pretty cool collector's/memorabilia shop on Royal.
     
  13. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    Went there for the Sugar Bowl to see the Sooners get humiliated.

    LSU fans are the worst people ever.
     
  14. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    Cue Awful Me and DanaReevesLungs in 3...2...1.
     
  15. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    Eh.

    If Shooter thinks LSU fans are bad, he really needs to travel to West Virginia games, now that they're going to be in his conference.

    There's a real difference between SEC fans and figuring out their language. They'll talk all the shit in the world, but if you play with them they'll usually offer you a beer and a plate of food from their tailgate. Don't back down, but don't be aggro and angry with them. SEC fans are a barking dog: if you start barking back they'll bark louder. If you show fear, they might bite. If you approach them in a calm, friendly but unservile manner, they'll respect you and become great friends.
     
  16. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    For example, I've never heard of LSU fans doing this like this to visiting fans:

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/26/lsu-fans-victims-of-assault-after-west-virginia-game/

    Sorry, I'm going to stereotype WVU fans like this. While, yes, this kind of thing can tragically happen anywhere, at WVU it's not a shock. It's expected. What they don't say in the article is that this happened after WVU's administration spent the better part of the preceding month begging their fans to be on their best behavior for that game, because those retards honestly thought the SEC was going to invite them at that game.

    The problem is that this isn't an isolated incident at WVU. This isn't exactly normal, and this isn't exactly and everyday occurrence, but it's like a murder in the bad part of town: it doesn't exactly shock you when it does happen.

    Enjoy your new conference mates, Big XII.
    :action-sm
     
  17. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    The only thing I've heard that is worse than that, a few years back an OU fan and a Texas fan got into an altercation and the OU guy ended up, no bullshit, ripping the guy's dick off
     
  18. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    I hope that extra money is going to be worth all the headaches that they get from adding WVU.
     
  19. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    As shitty as that is, that's a rivalry. And a mean, nasty one at that.

    WVU and LSU had never played each other until last year. Ever. Ever ever. They were two "name" teams that had never played each other and WVU fans got this hot about it.

    That's why I can't shit on any fans other than WVU fans. I've been to games at WVU, representing a rival of WVU, and seen what I've seen.

    WVU are scum.
     
  20. Myhairygrundle

    Myhairygrundle Screw you guys, I'm going home.

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    You have obviously never been to a Texas Aggie game. Lsu is a close second, but Aggies are the worst Jerry, the worst. But I really do hate the "Geaux Tigers" slogan. Oh, it's spelled with a Cajun French suffix, how unique and witty.
     
  21. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    Worse than Colorado and Missouri fans????? That is a bold statement sir.
     
  22. DanaReevesLungs

    DanaReevesLungs I can keep rhythm with no metronome...
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    Keep sucking Stoops' cock. We'll keep winning championships.

    With that said, there's a place on the Westbank called DiMartino's in Terrytown that has some of the best, most reasonably priced muffelattas and po-boys in the area. Also, ANY and I do mean ANY Vietnamese convenience store with a deli will give you the luxury of picking up a shrimp, catfish or roast beef po-boy that's easily 12-18 inches long and is stuffed to the brim all for about $8-10. Make sure you get it "dressed" too.

    Sights are too touristy for me. I can't really recommend anything. Be at JAX Brewery for the ball drop NYE. Lots of out-of-state sluts looking for dick. That's about the only good thing.
     
  23. icculus1284

    icculus1284 Registered User

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    Apparently none of you have run into bama fans.

    LSU fans can be brutal, but for the most part, are welcoming. I've been to several AU/LSU games in baton rouge, and had a great time.

    I was at the 2005 AU/vtech sugar bowl. VT fans seemed fine, had some words with a couple after the game-but they were alright during the days leading up to the game.
     
  24. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    I have a feeling they don't like making people angry.
     
  25. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    How shocking: the Texas fan and the Auburn fan respectively think TAMU and Bama fans are the worst.

    There's a world of difference between how fans act against a rival and how fans act against an opponent. That's the first thing any college football fan has to recognize. And you have to understand that in any given situation, you can always find a few dickheads from any school. I've met assholes from Nebraska, for fuck's sake, and Nebraska has the rep for being the best-behaved fans in college football.

    What matters are:
    1.) Body of work
    Does a fanbase's excesses consistently reach a high level of bad behavior. One or two bad things happening, I think most people can ignore. PSU students throwing snowballs at opposing teams is shitty, but it's not a consistent thing and is effectively a couple of isolated incidents.
    2.) Response to bad behavior
    This is a big one for me. When you see your fans being dickheads, what do you do? I've seen (and been) VT fans yelling at VT fans who are dicks at games. That's how you keep from getting a bad rep: when your fans are being serious dickheads, you call them on it. You police your own shit up. When bad shit happens, you fix it.
    3.) Broadness of targets
    If a fanbase is really shitty to its rivals, but are really great hosts to everyone else, I kind of give them a pass. TAMU is like that. I grew up in Texas: I know TAMU has a bad rep with Texas fans. But for everybody else in college football, they're fucking awesome. I had friends go down to TAMU in 2002, and after VT beat TAMU (and we were TAMU's first OOC home loss in a long, long time) my friends couldn't buy their own beers at the bars that night. TAMU fans practically swarmed them buying them beer and just talking football in general. But when a fanbase gets aggro and violent with pretty much any team on their schedule, they're just dicks. You don't want to play football against dicks. It's just not fun to travel to a game to be surrounded by assholes.

    That's what I don't get about being shitty to visiting fans. I mean, for me, they just traveled to Blacksburg, a town that I love. I daresay most of the hardcore college football fans around here love their college town. So why be shitty to people who came however far away to spend money in your town? It's like being shitty to tourists. These people are going to come into your town, buy beer from your favorite bar, food from your favorite restaurant, and maybe help keep them in business for a little while longer. LSU fans swarmed Blacksburg in '02 and while the Blacksburg PD overreacted a bit to the LSU fans'... exuberance, they spent a shit-ton of money in town that weekend. That's a good thing, to most of us.

    You get a rep like WVU has, and opposing fans stop coming to the games. They stop spending money in your town. Places like Morgantown can't afford to throw away that kind of money.
     

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