I've heard the stories about Bourbon Street and expected debauchery on display, and I know that women, for some inexplicable reason, feel the need to bare their breasts to strangers there. But I was still shocked to see nude dancers on the bars in some of bars. We approached Bourbon Street from Royal Street, and as we walked up to Bourbon street we looked into the wide open double doors of the bar across the street where a naked young man and woman were dancing on the bar and the man was fondling himself. We turned quckly to walk down Bourbon Street and immediately saw a young man and young woman dancing naked in street side windows to a bar. I did not expect to see naked young men and women dancing where they could be seen from the street. Call me a fuddy duddy, but I was shocked. But I guess you should expect to be shocked if you go to Bourbon Street.
Don't get me wrong, I have now problems with the female form. Nudity tends to happen when alcohol is involved and Bourbon is a street with many bars. You'll no doubt see a few boobs here and there but for the most part it's not "Girls Gone Wild. By the way, this kind of craziness is indeed typical of Mardi Gras on Bourbon. People assume all of MG is like that and it isn't! It's a family event in much of the city.
Take a dip in a rooftop pool
F inally, the season of making errors in New Orleans is here. And as a longtime resident, I can tell you that nothing, save Mardi Gras day itself, has ever lived up to its star billing like the Decadence Ball. The event was the true carnival torchbearer, much more so than the dowdy official season-opening parties. My own invitation had appeared a week earlier, attached with a ribbon to my front door.
From the infamous red light Storyville days to the New Orleans we know and love today, the Crescent City is one of the steamiest cities in the country which might partially explain all the humidity. Oyster specials and even free oysters! Hotel Monteleone address and info French Quarter The Hotel Monteleone might be more well known for the famous Carousel Bar and also for inventing the Vieux Carre cocktail as well as being the annual host and home base for Tales of the Cocktail each year. What you might not know, however, is that the Monteleone also houses one of the sexiest rooftop pools in town. And when it heats up in the Crescent City, a pool is the place to cool down and spy a little flesh. This, friends, is the cutting edge of burlesque, with performers coming in from all over the country. But you know what makes eating sushi even better? Eating sushi from the unclothed bodies of top-flight dancers at the Penthouse Club, which happens every year over the holidays.