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  • 1812 Bicentennial in NOLA (the week before Jazzfest)

    If anyone is going to be in town early:

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu has announced that New Orleans will serve as the inaugural city in a three-year national celebration commemorating the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. The 2012 celebration will take place [Tues - Sun] April 17 – 23, 2012, featuring a colorful spectacle of ships spreading on the East Bank of the Mississippi River from Erato Street to Upper Poland Avenue. Additionally, the Navy’s famed Blue Angels will perform a memorable air show as part of the week’s festivities.

    http://ourflagwasstillthere.org/city..._2012_main.htm

    http://nolanavyweek.com/nola-navy-we...ril-17-23-2012
    Visit my Jazzfest advice site: http://jazzfest.swagland.com/

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    Originally posted by swag View Post
    If anyone is going to be in town early:

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu has announced that New Orleans will serve as the inaugural city in a three-year national celebration commemorating the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. The 2012 celebration will take place [Tues - Sun] April 17 – 23, 2012, featuring a colorful spectacle of ships spreading on the East Bank of the Mississippi River from Erato Street to Upper Poland Avenue. Additionally, the Navy’s famed Blue Angels will perform a memorable air show as part of the week’s festivities.

    http://ourflagwasstillthere.org/city..._2012_main.htm

    http://nolanavyweek.com/nola-navy-we...ril-17-23-2012
    I was not planning to go early but I might have to leave Eunice a little sooner than i had planned.

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    • #3
      Also, 4/21/12 the 6th Annual Craw Fest & Music Festival @ Tulane campus.

      Wed. & Thur. 4/25 & 26 Festival International in Lafayette.

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      • #4
        Wow, and to think we already had our vacation booked for the 17th - 24th because we thought it would be quiet tween fests.

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        • #5
          The tall ships that will be there are quite amazing to look at. They were in Port Stanley a few years ago & worth the visit to see them.

          I don't understand though what the celebration of the war of 1812 is for?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by canadianjohn View Post
            The tall ships that will be there are quite amazing to look at. They were in Port Stanley a few years ago & worth the visit to see them.

            I don't understand though what the celebration of the war of 1812 is for?
            Well, we tried to invade Canada and failed but got a song to which no one can remember the words. Andrew Jackson saves New Orleans and goes on to slaughter countless Native Americans while stealing their land creating the Trail of Tears.

            Any excuse for a party .........

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            • #7
              Originally posted by festivalgirl View Post
              Well, we tried to invade Canada and failed but got a song to which no one can remember the words. Andrew Jackson saves New Orleans and goes on to slaughter countless Native Americans while stealing their land creating the Trail of Tears.

              Any excuse for a party .........
              Well it is a hell of a song

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              • #8
                Originally posted by stynger View Post
                Well it is a hell of a song
                Yes it is!! Wow, this sounds like it would be fun!!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by festivalgirl View Post
                  Well, we tried to invade Canada and failed but got a song to which no one can remember the words. Andrew Jackson saves New Orleans and goes on to slaughter countless Native Americans while stealing their land creating the Trail of Tears.

                  Any excuse for a party .........
                  We were in the Mammoth Caves in Kentuky & the rangers there told us that the army stored the gun powder in that cave during the war of 1812. This made me scratch my head. You wouldn't think that a damp cave was the best place to store gun powder, but what do I know. When I asked this National Park Ranger who the war of 1812 was fought against he had no idea. I would assume that this knowledge should at least be shared with the people that are giving the tour. Bubba Gumps Shrimp Company restaurants make the waiters memorize all the catch phrases in the movie Forrest Gump.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by canadianjohn View Post
                    The tall ships that will be there are quite amazing to look at. They were in Port Stanley a few years ago & worth the visit to see them.

                    I don't understand though what the celebration of the war of 1812 is for?
                    The Battle of New Orleans in January 1815 was the final battle of the War of 1812. It is actually a fascinating story:

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_New_Orleans

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NOLA View Post
                      The Battle of New Orleans in January 1815 was the final battle of the War of 1812. It is actually a fascinating story:

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_New_Orleans
                      YYR that was an interesting read. I am more familiar with the attempt to take over Canada & why the white house is white.

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