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New Year’s Eve bonfire is a go

Posted by schroeder915 on December 31, 2005

The annual New Year’s Eve bonfire on the neutral ground in Mid-City at Orleans and Carrollton compares to the peaceful anarchy of the Burning Man project, although on a much smaller scale, people do keep their clothes on, and there’s no music … although there are quite a few hippies. Friends and neighbors have been celebrating the passing year by throwing their Christmas trees onto a bonfire every New Year’s Eve for as long as I can remember. It’s one of those unique celebrations that one can only find in New Orleans. Note: the Orleans and Carrollton neutral ground is one of the broadest in the city.

Neighbors were saying today that a bunch of contractors cleared away the pile of trees yesterday (probably thinking it was just hurricane trash). So bring your contributions … ahem, they are not accepting your moldy furniture — just trees thank you. The fire gets started at about 11:00.


2 Responses to “New Year’s Eve bonfire is a go”

  1. humidhaney said

    I was there last year and I can’t find the video from it but trust me. it was insanity. I have a snap shot from it on my blog somewhere.

    Side note: thanks for coming by yesterday. Made a shirt for the NIMBY issue.

  2. Mr. Clio said

    You know, I respect the Orleans Ave. Bonfire. I also love fireworks. But every time I go the fireworks get a little out of hand–like going off near my head, my feet, my date’s feet, my date’s head, etc. Not a way to endure oneself to some ladies.

    Still, I’m glad it’s back.

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