There were only two other events that I covered in this month though. The first was a little party at Oldham, the place that would later morph into KC's most dance-music influential nightclub, Kabal Restaurant & Nightclub. That's a whole other story on the horizon though. On this night particular night it was just a newly renovated and opened restaurant space, with local Steve Thorell dishing out House Music from a folding table to a small group of friends in the basement. The only other event outside of Mardi Gras would be later in the month, when we returned from Mardi Gras just in time for a local DJs birthday celebration back down at Club Evo's.
Mardi Gras was the event photo story for the month though, and we arrived in New Orleans, just in time to meet up with friends at the Endymion Parade, led by Grand Marshall Jason Alexander. We took a stroll through the Quarter afterwards, to see what we could see. It was still a few days before Mardi Gras, but the party was starting to form. Some girls from Playboy, one of which appeared to be Pamela Anderson, were putting on an early show. Down the street further, some local were doing the same. Everything was as expected.
Lundi Gras was pretty laid back. We really didn't go into the Quarter for much, except to drop off some equipment at Checkpoint for the Creaters of Habit gig that night. Our close friend was playing a gig with his old krewe, and it was to bleed into the early hours of Mardi Gras morning. We didn't get involved with that after the gig, but did peak around the corner into the Marigny for a moment, catching a little percussion improve and meeting random people needing a light.
Without doubt, the adventure ended back in the Marigny. It is our favorite spot on Mardi Gras night, either on the street or at Cafe Brasil. We even took a little video snapshot of it. There is no better place, except maybe a moment to chill at the Dragon's Den. .
The albums for February 2002 are available again through our Google+ page. Public and club events will be public; the "parties" will not. You will need to be in our VIP circle to access those, or know somebody that is. The private House Party photos are strictly VIP.