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Riffing On the Tradition: Super-Bowl-in-Mardi-Gras 's-Expensive-and-Atrocious!


Super Bowl in Mardi Gras 's Expensive and Atrocious!

Super Bowl in Mardi Gras's Expensive and Atrocious!
Trying to clothe the emperor is City Hall's psychosis
They think if they spend enough that maybe we won't notice
Super Bowl in Mardi Gras 's Expensive and Atrocious!

Um diddle diddle diddle, go, get away!
Um diddle diddle diddle, go, get away!
Um diddle diddle diddle, go, get away!
Um diddle diddle diddle, go, get away!

’05 we had big problems 'cuz how our waters flow
We had our town rebuilt from scratch but progress sure was slow
Now they've got their "Master Plan's" Draconian C-Z-O,
Controls and special permits to make their theme park grow.
OY!

Super Bowl in Mardi Gras's Expensive and Atrocious!
Try to park or drive downtown, for headaches and neurosis.
We'll have a million visitors, that's the last prognosis.
Super Bowl in Mardi Gras's Expensive and Atrocious!

Culture workers stand united, looking for new ways
to keep our locals happy, help our tourists drink and play.
Now all we need's a system, where all our listeners pay,
Enough for music-makers to earn a living wage. HEY!

Um diddle diddle diddle, go, get away!
Um diddle diddle diddle, go, get away!

Super Bowl in Mardi Gras's Expensive and Atrocious!*

(Sing to the tune of Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious, from Mary Poppins)


Evan Christopher is a noted member of the New Orleans music community and advocates for the cultural workforce. Click here for his performance schedule. He writes MAC-Notes for NolaVie. Email him with your comments about cultural issues, particularly in the music world, at [email protected]