New Orleans’ Prince of Wales second line celebrates 90 years with style

Blue and gold were on full display under the St. Charles Avenue oaks Sunday.

by Mary Staes
October 15, 2018

The streets of Uptown New Orleans on Sunday were filled with blue and yellow: the club colors of The Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club, which held its 90th annual second line

The sunny weather was a perfect backdrop for the parade, complete with floats and kids who were in the procession.

Festivities kicked off at the Lyons Center on Tchoupitoulas Street, where royalty, past and present, came out. But the entrances really dazzled when the club members came out, with smoke emitting from their fans as they walked individually from the center into the parade line.

Here are some of the sights and sounds:

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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