PICS: Parade cancellation didn’t stop Halloween in the French Quarter

Due to a more than five times increase for an NOPD parade permit, the price set by the City of New Orleans, Molly’s at the Market 24th Annual Monaghan Halloween parade was cancelled, but people still came to party in the French Quarter.

by Matthew Hinton
November 4, 2019

‘We’re not worthy!’ cried Wayne and Garth as they bowed to the Jurassic battle between Tyrannous Rexes on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter on Halloween night, October 31, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A severed head of Ronald McDonald was served up along with some fingers licked good from the Colonel at KFC. Due to a more than five times increase for an NOPD parade permit, the price set by the City of New Orleans, Molly’s at the Market 24th Annual Monaghan Halloween parade was cancelled, so instead of saying ‘Boo Hoo’ the group from Molly’s led by Baby Shark sang ‘Doo doo doo doo doo’ and went on a bar crawl with stretched limousines. People danced in the streets during the annual Voodoo Festival on Dumaine Street and throughout the Marigny and French Quarter there were many colorful and eye-popping costumes.

Matthew Hinton is a New Orleans area freelance photographer whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards in 2014 and 2016, and by numerous awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, including the Hal Ledet President's Print Photography Award, the highest honor the Press Club can bestow upon a photographer. Matthew Hinton has previously been a staff photographer at both of the daily newspapers in New Orleans. His work has appeared nationally and internationally through freelance work with the Associated Press and AFP, Agence France-Presse.

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