I went down to Decatur Street for lunch today, just to soak up some of the excitement. It was fun.
ESPN has 5-6 stages in a row, side-by-side in the Jax Brewery parking lot. They were broadcasting the Scott Van Pelt show and I was able to walk right up to the stage. I took a few pics.
There was some other show being broadcast next to it, but I didn't recognize the hosts, it was like 5 or 6 people in a row on stools. I could have reached out and tapped the one guy right on his shoulder while he was on the air.
A cameraman with a shoulder mounted camera came by to get a crowd shot (I backed out because I was taking a "late lunch"!) Everyone started shouting "Who Dat"!
I ate at Masperos which had no line at all! When we went to leave, the bartender told us that Drew Brees was supposed to be on "The Talk" in Jackosn Square at any minute. We were running late to get back to work, so we headed in the other direction. When we were right in front of the Crescent City Brewhouse, who else comes walking fast towards us with a police escort - Drew Brees! He passed so close, his shoulder actually brushed against me.
Some fat lady shouted, "Hey Drew, you're late!" I told her, "Drew Brees is never late. He arrives exactly when he wants to, so STFU!"
All in all, a memorable lunch time on the eve of the Superbowl.