The last time Salt Lake City got this big a piece of New Orleans, we ended up with an NBA franchise.
The Stooges Brass Band, a five-piece horn-and-drum marching band, led a traditional "second line" parade past the City-County Building and down 200 East on Thursday night. It was part of the festivities of the Utah Arts Festival.
A "second line" march is a tradition for New Orleans jazz funerals. The first half of the funeral march is slow, mourning the dead. The second half of the march is celebratory after all, the deceased is going to heaven and the music more upbeat, drawing not just the mourners but anybody within earshot who wants to dance.