Sinkhole de Mayo, New Orleans style
Here in New Orleans, we celebrate everything. We start with festivals for all occasions, with homages to frogs and alligators, gumbo and meat pies, seafood, strawberries and more. Jazz Fest is just as much Jazz Feast, with insanely delectable fare. If it rains, we don’t pack up and go home. We pull out umbrellas, don rubber boots and slosh through the flood and the mud to find the ideal spot as close to the stage as possible. Funerals become second line parades. And we dance. Always, we dance.
And now, even our supersized potholes become cause for celebration.
Witness the impromptu event that started as a joke and became a media sensation: Sinkhole de Mayo. After New Orleans experienced its third sinkhole in a one week period, what started as a joke between Carson Rapose and Chrissy Gross has become what just may be New Orleans’ biggest Cinco de Mayo event. Check out the event description:
Come out to the first ever Sinkhole de Mayo. Celebrate another ‘Catastrophic Failure’ the best way we know how: dancing, drinking, and general revelry. Bring your instruments, sombreros and margaritas, bring your traffic cone pinatas, and your makeshift maracas.
The Sinkhole de Mayo celebration has been picked up by local, regional and national news outlets, including Time Magazine, The Daily Beast, Adweek, and more.
The page has become a showcase for witty repartee and humorous memes. And come 4 p.m., all hole is gonna break loose.
‘Cause in New Orleans, that’s just how we roll.
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