The 5th Annual Running of the Bulls went off without a hitch. A New Orleans tradition for 5 years running, it is slowly becoming one of my favorite events. It sums up why I love New Orleans. Not because you get up at 6 in the morning to start drinking. Not because you are getting chased by a bunch of roller derby girls who slap the crap out of you with plastic baseball bats. Not because you can run through the empty streets of downtown with a drink in your hand acting like an idiot and are actually encouraged to do so.
It's because of the characters who call this place home. It's the people who make this place what it is, and if you have lived here at all you know that is no big secret. The people here just have a different set of priorities, proven by the costumes and getups and hours people spent to stick out at an event (however small) like the Running of the Bulls.
Here are some of my favorites from the day. Hit play and enjoy.