Gentlemen, grab your dresses. Saints parade and the soul of New Orleans

New Orleans sports radio legend Buddy Diliberto always promised he would wear a dress if the Saints ever made the Superbowl, secure in the knowledge (as he would sometimes say) that it would never happen in his lifetime. By all accounts Buddy D was a fun loving guy so I’m certain he’d appreciate the spectacle of Sunday’s “Bunch-of-Men’s Dress March”. There is a Mississippi connection as Buddy D’s son Chris of Ocean Springs plans to attend to make good on his Dad’s promise to the Who Dat Nation. James Jones at the Sun Herald filed the story:

Longtime WWL radio personality Buddy Diliberto promised to wear a dress if the New Orleans Saints reached the Super Bowl.

Unfortunately, Diliberto died before seeing the Saints finally make it.

Chris Diliberto will honor his late father’s promise to Saints fans this weekend in the Crescent City before the team heads to Miami for Super Bowl XLIV and a date with the Indianapolis Colts.

Chris Diliberto, of Ocean Springs, was in Gulfport Tuesday night to pick out a dress to fulfill his dad’s promise. Former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert and Abdul D. Tentmakur of Vancleave, who both work for WWL 870 AM, will also wear dresses.

Here is the skinny on Sunday’s parade from the good folks at the Big 870:

The parade starts high noon at the Superdome – Gate A – on Sugar Bowl Drive. The hairy legs parade…featuring River Parish Disposal’s “Tailgator” and a marching band…will second line down Poydras Street to Carondelet…ending in the French Quarter at Bourbon and Conti for a block party outside Oceana Grill restaurant, where we’ll have a “best dress” and “hairy legs contest.”

Next up is a YouTube Vid that highlights a Wright Thompson video essay The Soul of New Orleans. Wright is a Mississippi boy made good that sure can tell a good story. (h/t Editilla)
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