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02-28 1110 am Mardi Gras Mambo with Tom Fitzmorris and Angela Hill

Feb 28, 2017|

Tome Fitzmorris and Angela Hill anchor WWL's LIVE New Orleans Mardi Gras coverage from historic Gallier Hall.

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Pop pop pop pop pop pop boy they sure could pick up on stop calling him that just make my day princesses of York. I forget all the grand Marshall in a way ought that I don't know why I am gonna be a grand Marshal in about a week and a half but had the Irish. Saint Saint Patrick's Day across the lake from the generally with tonight we're watching the beautiful Zulu parade balls and forward to direct parade and the good news is the parades don't stop because you're going to be want. I met story you know this I I've watched every Zulu parade for about the last forty yourself. This is so much the best one hit over. I mean and it gets better every year but this is really unique I think that some of the bands that have been coming through here just the sheer number of people playing music. But it's been really impressive. And that they'll floats have been very nice they look had been good and large and busy. And you know I'm having fun I know that they over the years not recently been over the years there were concerns at that looked for breakdown of unstoppable this. And then it. They're dealing with diamonds for that yes and now and now they are really very organized. Beautiful as you say I'm looking at this wonderful man right now float number twelve he's the parade to. Parent Fischer. And James Jones let me tell you if I wish if you're listening to us and we're grateful you are with the colors. Are vibrant red and white. Oh my gosh he's throwing good stuff they try they almost that he would not last when. Well anyway. And you know it it has kind of a food aspect of defense all of those feathers kind of looked like this but massive spill of Tabasco gone that's it. A footnote to I'm not really. But it is how you look well I have by have a one track mind what can I say. Anyway it's rolling through the that was elephant who unit floated you know it's a semis at it and you know what I loved coming up now. Very little kids playing in advance is that wonderful parents walking along. Now this is a long road for these kids to be talking I was you know they are really. They absolutely don't put. And what gets me about some of these every young people is how good they won't. I think it was the one that I saw a couple of years ago that was just on on the on the beach every single time it's that's impressed by getting to do that I'm trying to sometimes they get paid them to do it or not do it. Anyhow what this is a nice group here that you're right that some young when. A very young ones that they have a dance team and they are not Mississippi. Of course we're here at Gallagher hall where literally right behind the mayor and all of his friends and so they kind of stopped to play. And vans sport for the mayor which is a good thing well even when he's not Smart thing to Rex Rex is they know. It's the mayor of the world to yell out that's true. I'm thinking as we stand here on the but he called that's good that's a word for where we are standing in this building. Balcony and that's not an it's the top of the stairs so it would be the entry to the failure hall. But I know what you're saying it's into work this this little area here but and this with this is our first return here in three years. You know we we have to be across the street this they had that chunk of stuff that fell from the ceiling somewhere and I'm wondering where it maybe I should stand. Well you know what hopefully we'll get to interview. Cheryl Landry that the mayor's wife because she chaired the committee that was trying to restore this bill this is a treasure it certainly got to take care. But since I walked through of course the final ladies room it was always my first mission. In my. It really looks wonderful to they've done a great job. And it's that not finish with a guy right here and just long way to go but it's it is. James Gallagher of delegate depending you say it and do and she's right there's so much of his architecture of this city you know you lose track of. And it went gorgeous as we're watching again another. Double Decker a dukes and shocking pain and vibrant line senators in this beautiful win. And then behind him that fabulous blue and the peach color and you see the head dresses blowing like they are. This is been. These best weather we've had in a year's time. And then the last two were so horrible thing and by the way once again for bringing the gloves it's that you don't know how much that added to the last couple years that the. It's a calling. The people's. Alliance cannot know if that's true. Letting witnesses say this is it is now taken. To floats each of which has two units on it yeah. In order to just get through the dukes. To the works and but who wouldn't want to be a good. You know when when I hear gun through duke. I don't do. You. You've got to look okay that's enough that's what. We need a break we do what they're gonna be here for the next three hours. And we're gonna bring in the parade in the fund to you so scarlet and and here is yet another float. To carry the dukes the duke six of them now will be singing away from Philadelphia to. I wanna be a joke. That would be us Angela hill and boys are that thrilled to be to be here with you every. You know let me tell you I look forward to that thought was thrilled when dying in the Collins said. But to do it again wouldn't do it again on my knees begging. Yeah I usually when not involve the didn't do it again it's usually goes the other way back up. Anyhow it's great to be here and you know you would you pick up on something this is quite women are so wonderful. Because they see things that guys don't see you noticed that these duke. Floats that have just gone by your peers and parents connect with him. The fantastic colors of all the feathers that mean these things were like 56 feet long view of and what would you took them in as a unit the for a home. All local boy these brilliant colors kind of did that in the same spirit again though they were totally different. Different floats different colors but I thought that was too real. And I'm agreeing with you what you said earlier this is what that your great person and Elizabeth great for all you know is that. It has not done itself you know I'm so impressed with that Kingston. Adonis xmas day he what a great thing it's a beautiful a lot and I love the fact that he chose as his queen and a woman he has known since high school. They went to college together another business partners and so it took. Re a lifetime experience to share with somebody who they shared so much of your mind what you think it's. You know I never thought that that was before although I think they're totally correctly that. The suit was kind of famous for that great tied everything together that's always an incumbent democratic approach to it we'll always know who's who's going to be. The big shot who's going to be king Zulu this assault arrange this in the business field a ground and they think I'm bored and workforce he was very competitive. And just made up his mind. The big shot is them. Just like that cruise ship. Kinda looks like a crucial thing. But the big shot is. Second the man after the. But he's real high the is real high the other big shot. I'd like to be a big shot when they know. Well a man who had. Now gone. Up. Who was white and he became the big shot and that this was 25 years ago and and he was it was the ultimate thing in the point I know what. Really the first integrated. Why else and they have been for a long long time long ago white Knight. Yes why not who who would who doesn't want to have a little more fun of his life meet new people. That's the homeless. I thought they have a lot of friends you know I've never done it myself but never written on the float. In LA after all these years it just a done everything else you could do it ought to grow up never fit on an actual slowed this up usually talking about it. Well you need to do this I think probably so. But they. But I've always did he thought that the whole mechanism to put it Sulu together his best thing. It is fascinating because it is. It is an organization. Multi layer and what I like is this response when asked what your favorite artists who says it's it's what we do for the community. And people need to understand. No doubt and this is what you find in any well run organization. Just this what you just said. I wish I could remember it. They'll it was a great line and it was it looked good at it it will get myself going into three hours we hope that often but it is about. And later today to go to Tony just came back about racked up to that I did an interview with a couple of runs about thirty years ago. And Heidi passed through what to do was the most important point about running a first class west. And you know grants originally and the news about so we're talking to a top of the you said. Now every. One whole business it would probably say the same thing there really six. And so does it. And you know one night. A marvelous she is nine years old comes out with a strategy and tonight tonight I let you know if you read the book it's 200 I've got the book I've read part of it and I think they are prepared to sign it and I just. Think they are incredible that she's set the standard fall. No question about it but a quiet of my favorite aspect of that book is that it confirmed a lot of stories that I heard over the years. But the brightness of the restaurants. It's a fascinating they got I've been beating on him for years we'll let you write that book. But. They didn't want it and I don't blame on the tell you the truth but but. Glad I did well but doesn't mean you couldn't do the movie where. I'll I'll check but I saw them that he's in Hollywood so he'll six of them. Let's see we have but this little good weeks off now. Here's another conundrum. What they what powers does which doctors have that maybe the big shot does not have. It's not there has to be in charge of the spirit of the day. There there there is no point in hanging off the back. Is that him this is that the. I think we did the user them if these are the witch doctor there was no. It's not a witch doctor anymore it's the which we'll. The quick start this year is Canada makes really him. No this is going to be the highlight of his life I'll say never forget it. And yet the music music is pretty good to. Have you checked out. There will be this open. Oh well we can't talk about them. To head with a. Phone. The helicopter flying over. Aren't they wonderful round. We have been here when it's been slim that it because of the weather it was a joyous couldn't be better. But not be better to beautiful day. And done all we've had to do which is this the sun was really shoot shoot down about it but all we have to do was move a little bit it yet. Behind whether the beach and tennis columns on the front of the building in the whereas with the business. Here comes the Zulu events that are quickly look at this look none but look how beautiful places. And here they come quick but this almost looks like graphics out of a computer. The very well done very accurately doesn't enough clues on the front. Tonight is that somebody's. It is an attempt at the Saint Louis Armstrong but I don't think that's who was. And it didn't realize it's Armonk. Oh he is for the team to win best of. Well he's doing a fine job of. Zulu nation. That's the insignia. Rocking and rolling along. It's so nice to see so coordinated so. Because it's again we've got all the rest of them without suffering and anybody at home listening thinking gee should I make the trek out to. Pennsylvania cart listened to us but come out because it is beautiful it really is and when he had time to get here it's easy enough. You can I discovered this might quote very good friend of mine lives just bought an important. And and he keeps telling me just like this one parking garage actually just a big parking lot. You can go to almost anything you want to do. And only walked like three of four blocks to get there let me tell you I have been lucky one of those that's right the evolution of the CBC. It was I started in 1986. Al came back in 1993. And it is the most vulnerable area ever could have been right every story should have. Hardware storage you have furniture stores have all been exercise class places. Art galleries you can just park it kind of on an every now and then just about a nowhere apparently. But that the virus and it's what they hear this a little bit here this is Lou mayor and you know who that is great everything you're saying Giuliani. Wonder if that's his favorite Bordeaux wine since Julia. I did not give it a good endeavor to find out the answer to that much. Thought well it might be next year before we hook it up but it's. Here comes Allen Sulu may here. Before that there all I could seamlessly as any why else but I think he salute they know what they're doing. You why they lose focus they're witnesses you know this but I can probably started with to best go now we're into nail. Couple. And its Natalie avail but tonight only at that so there we are. Another. Double. Articulated. Both here this is what kind of amazing. Increasing those on buses on broad street the group articulated but no I have not. There's there there are two pieces to it with a new engine the metal. Each one of the pieces is as big as a regular. Bus transit bus that they turn the corners because of it as it goes around the corner one of them does this. And it really does he get it's it's worth seeing on broad street that's where they're running well and I'll have to go with him for that that float would have. Qualified for that. Design. What they've done a good thing they certainly did but Melinda who is here our great city councilwoman and a just what we needed yes. What she's moving on. You know this moment and truly. And her husband. Outdo themselves every every year year after year she is wearing this is councilwoman Susan give me wearing new orleans' proud to call it home. If you are elegant thank you thank you Wii when it did look I'm seeded protests. Against the wall. And so we are we are doing in Stanton well I don't welcoming city. Nobody can do that better than me that I had a great pleasure of getting my driver's license. What's next here to help. Let me tell you. Almost failed that I think the pop up and her husband was absolutely on the memorize it and knock off well enough to remember. What he's done it day to day thing yet Nissan telemarketing alien. Football is part and the and we both hoping to get through this wonderful incredible day of court brought soldiers fight this mode and I. Welter having a wonderful to every year you know if that you reach a point where you wind up saying this this it. Why don't look at those people that pops up up up and that when they get closer it gets better a better. Just added to ask you take you say you. No they used people have a sense of humor and that's great experience what these days that could have everywhere and again I am wrong in custody. Usually I look at. Because we have watched dwindled down and we needed that we do need it we do via. I'm I'm in a constantly. God even wearing I'm even wearing a mask and they're he's wearing it's I a couple of it to a vote. At a clip he has always dressed to the nines all places to Atlanta area that I've broken a lot of rules with this you know what that's the wrong kind of suspend. It's as I'm sure you know I I noticed it right away at the you know I've got what do Propofol. Councilwoman Susan given always for stopping by saying you're the resting your to have been writing about every. I got to use to thank you good look at great. As every year it's time for the new kids take a little the news break here and a very briefly but that we'll be back. With more. Plot our coverage from Gallagher hall it's the Marty Roth on Zulu. Is rolling in front of our their very eyes as soon to come. Rex. State soon. We are basket yell you're all enjoying this parade enjoying this beautiful day. And watching a terrific high school band and great dancers Paulson. But I didn't count I think kids don't you wish you could do that you nuggets don't know I couldn't when I was hearing the. Yeah it really is when you can put the bat at your heels in the back of your aunt. Just like it briefly you viewers some kind of energy now but nothing could that in terms of six months in match yeah it's. But they should know what they see and they remember at the rest of their lives and I can understand that. Anyway it's rolling along here that was a very colorful band two would have they were good lose and oranges which I always thought it was a nice. Combination. We have a busy little governor coming with a as the Zulu in Specter chairman. That would make it this is another great. I'd jot to him Mr. Big stuff again. I know we have we seen Mr. Big stuff well we solve this to the extent oh could be I don't think we've seen the profits points but that your. But it's all about as you were talking earlier. Zulu is about organization. Yes and it is now here we go it is the that the Zulu Zulu got governor. Charles Olson yeah and he is. So you look at I get going here we are right here he has. Float number twenty that's that's a lot of floats. And you know I think we've seen this guy on the front of the different float quite a guy who looked a lot like him anyway. You know what it's not that they got some news. Looks I had at that these are beautiful fantastic maybe they're using some of the older ones and just reliability than whether they could but could look at this. Beautiful lettering that governor. Yeah that's you wouldn't have seen this. In any other parade. Take twenty years ago no no nothing you're nothing even close to their we have. This is why. In the air. And I drone you see this boy I sure do yeah wild hopefully. Good viewing this well let's hope so. I think it's staring at YouTube people I'm pretty sure it's a wave that it see if he'll throw me something. That's pretty wild. We're in the age of three calls telling him. Well anyhow here. That was a nice little band there and then they had to float stood. You know I was very happy if your season give me. Comfortable now say that watching next year we're gonna hit anymore constant and somebody was telling me that everybody costumes. In the quarter in the marinate in the by water they have also want to activities there. What we've kind of lost it here and I I'm with her I think part of the fun is dressing. And then watching each other it's an art to yes variance. Anyway here I think we're getting relief units of a a book another band ability it's art. In motion. Boy it's a dance club like yes it is it's a dance group art in motion. And there they are in motion. They promised that they're delivering. Can you imagine the distance the physical condition you have to be to do that. And all let alone for the length of but sidewalk that they have to do that on. For any of these parades and it might be that they were on another parade earlier in the season so who knows. But their look at great. Keep TV and god bless the parents who walk alongside. No question. And the life. Case you're just joining us we are at W Paul was standing on the steps of belliard all right across the street from the. From Lafayette square in notices going to spit out the name of the guy who statue took place. Ten replay. Used to stand on the corner of loyalty and canal street everything had to go around him. Did you not know that when they moved here 1906. Party militants I have no idea. You see I would I would trade it all included were two other pieces of information one of them being. What do women want and the other would is where's the money. Both make excellent question good very good let me say you have. A better shot at finding out what women want. I don't know what I love this it's the crew of the portal. And that is a beautiful Borg left it hanging out in front. Yeah bless their hearts. I always say to my husband Irwin how come I don't have much room for people. I'm probably work well when he needed you needed. And I here's. So who's Mr. Big stuff and not a disturbing news went up big shocked at the big shot this. Big stuff. That is Saint Louis Louis Louis Willis. It was a but very famous. Radio announcer. We've only heard in Europe he was on the Voice of America. He was with a chance. This job. This everybody in Europe loves to dance. It was great New York for an hour and and I have the story about this but it's an innocent until you realize there's help for additional yeah. So on anyway here is mr. vick's dogs quote whoever did that looks at it I you can see a certain markets. Has done a lot of these same concept different colors look great graphics but yeah very welcome. Whoever that is what he's gonna become the next. Float superstar. That's my prediction who was that he you know. There was today and we will talk and people find it that last night on channel four. Dennis faltering today fabulous piece on. Mr. not. And you don't if you knew his history. He was it nineteen years old working for his father who was making plays and mister Fenner they're a fierce you know I just saw how talented he was sentenced to Europe to learn how to do the floats. The moving floats etc. and the rest is history this man. And he talks about. That there was a long look in the fifties and sixties. In body grow and all of a sudden he said let's do the super floats and that revived. That was not the easiest thing in the not at all. One guy I spoke with that some beat him in some detail that was picked Raymond senior he was one of the originators of Bob yes and I should you know it's always so ridiculous that. No peace. These floats what could be done with them but hasn't like for example about getting rid of the track so you know who needs to see attraction. And they check that out they found out that if they didn't have tracked into the service operated from within the flow. That it and a roll over would be almost you have night. So today they would that's that's why we don't have that but that was a good question Dan Bartlett's decorate tracked down like a big deficit. We will come back with more coverage of Zulu soon to be followed by Rex and everything that that implies and you know whether we didn't win. I'll probably see the the Jefferson City buzzards at some point. Well they'll be back with more of it here in the big 870 WWL and went up five point three at them. Say we haven't heard that phrase gone at least I haven't today. The greatest free show on earth is physically did he show why you'd never know what you can see it's always a surprise. I'm looking down we're here now your hall the mayor is working with the things that everybody comes out and EMC's a little bit but he's pretty much here for the duration. On TV archbishop down there Galen Tom Benson and we'll try to get to them. We'll just enjoying this day this weather this beautiful parade. He had created about the only way it could be better is if you passed around a bunch of those people were poised everybody that's okay that would that would make an impression. No the only reason I thought about that is a Dicey Mitch went through moving with the around the crowd here. And done. I every time I've been to both parkway bakery you know he's there. I'll get back at before he got elected after he got it. That this is a man with roast beef pork boy in his heart and this is probably why he's functioned so well was the man. So and he raised the we are getting some phone book look at the ECB. The but tongue but growers overall aren't real homey they too now did they threw at it. Either but that all my life pinned down at street level watch him within inches of meat do that. Clinics built for the white that we have no idea how how you twirled. A but but time. No I used to in years past mindset that. Anderson and it would be just one I was going. You heard it was we were sitting next to each other like in the sports fans would have something on the left and I turned it very seriously and is it too late for me to be faithful. Looking literally having billions of its effort to let this too late for me to learn to twirled around the time hiking yeah it's too late. I play. It ought to be always had a negative for a touch of this but I think you might might not have good advice there but the day. They've earned it big server after this that's where else. They they're lovely yes they are they really are lovely and here comes Sudan. I know what is. And Dan okay we have Sudan. Sudan and that news conference in in this. Let us Arsenault. And that's what looks like to me is the captain. Some things. I don't understand but I love it. Is there some. The visit Santa clog it looks very Santa Claus you know what it's a happy. All bright golden yellow orange yeah yeah that's complete. Unique float I have no idea what that means but then again who care so it doesn't matter is that Roland lots of stuff that's true. Well. I'm just I'm gonna wonder about that for awhile you know I I I'd like constantly. Twenty years ago. And Santa Claus but let's Santa Claus at I'd get a lot of laughs was that Santa Claus is Marty Roth. And I think that contributed I think I'm gonna do it again with a real here it's I think that's a very. And it would've been good last year when it was so cool oh brother or else. What the world was gonna. It is a final just flew. Well anyway. You know something. I'm I'm I'm wondering. He found this group. What we're still ways away from the end of who we don't know we you know their 42 months into the this year. And no hundred most well known than a hundred canteen units and various kinds including everything. I mean this is operate it is a bit of really they have hit every high point imaginable here comes some more dancing girls. And you can't take your eyes off of them literally and they're so good which is totally coordinated. Sparkling outfits. And smiles on their faces and this is what mild form. Plus there's always to go out you mentioned that he found I saw an interview this morning. Hot there in lime green and thinks they they're honoring him this year as they should first year without. Actually there was one other year he didn't ride but. They're gonna carry on that banner of the half fast walking. Oh they start at commander's palace and they have a ball over great breakfast over there yet. I was invited to a wants a long time ago. But that they didn't eat as much as I thought they would make that what we you don't put your stomach full when you're gonna walk as far as we can go and play music at the same time which they did. Was it it was terrific. But I wonder has had we seen the half fast walking club I don't think it went earlier poll it's it's ahead of its. I was hoping to catch that anyway. Great guy he called me on the ugly here. Of like five or ten times over the years and he was too hot topics he that's it like like we hang out together all with the and nice that he is always great hearing about you and he said you know we'll we'll be joined music that you use it coming your commercials and stuff. You know it's great jazz music but of one group. I'm sending you some some CDs so my stuff you might like. On the night of course like puck went in he was so good. It's good to be. Says that float it is good to see him and them right behind it is. It's like to tell. I think it might be dead cat that team at comic strip but you know they're throwing big stuff hands on the big stuff the big stuff. And here they come in here they come again. We will return yes we will will be more of our coverage from Gallagher hall. It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans what better thing could you possibly. And will be back for more. After this week. But at that there's a parade quote that just went by that depicts the rich guy from the monopolies are all yes. Did you hear that they're getting rid of that the symbol the symbol you know how what is what is America coming to I don't know that the simple I would only shoes. It now anyway we're back it down home happy to be here on a beautiful day in a glorious parade of course watching Zulu. With over forty miles an in between them. Some of the greatest dancing and it's an event. This big float right in front of us right now is designated as the casino float. High I don't see any. Real time slot machines or him doing it but everybody on board is having a lot of fun they have. A bumble bee. Designed to their constant and into the black and yellow. And they also have. Four aces in a row. Now you know this is New Orleans should have been five ports you know so and that's that's the way to look but yeah you've not got to watch out of that. Take advantage. But. We now have a couple of floats in front office the Braves moving rather quickly as your little while ago. Who Rex is that Jackson avenue which is not that. Far away from the analogy isn't pretty soon. And it's always good weather and deepest continually. We have to remember there are thousands and thousands of waiting for their ups and Charles and all the way that's sure as all the truck loads of everything. It's it's pretty amazing. If anyone has ever been able to track down the amount of money you. Vienna hours or whatever you want to measure that goes to the party. Well I'll tell you didn't know that yes we do we not I don't know man hours that I know the video of wonderful people monetize. But that it's worth about 840. Million dollars tomorrow on the so that I did not only the people coming into the joy. And staying in hotels and buying food but it's also the people flying the beads and having the constant pain that is huge. Hughes and my favorite part of it is that these people come back. They might not come back from Marty what they'll come back for everything else for the restaurants or its architecture for. We jazz again and not so jazz who knows we will have captured he prepared to ships docked. I'm you know. On the river and they were actually 31 left yesterday but I thought it was that bad at the other team it was sad you know move over. And there's only so much things. What they are incredible in that you know there. With the crew probably 5000 people need ship could just walk off walk into town and I think to myself and somebody from Ohio dispute over ever. Here we are just magical. Better than magical thing. Well that that's gonna find it anywhere else today. You can. I have my wife and I mean when we travel. We always talk about what do you know where are we going in what are we gonna do when somebody says something so judge. But to what we've been there before. If ever say you've been at this before because it's it's different totally go away via actually got. And that our first it was a stop first person. It's I feel like we've been here for weeks. So we have two more hours of good news is next for the most of these same frequencies from CBS the Columbia broadcasting system. We will come back with more. Of smaller program from Gallagher hall and it Marty Roth.