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Home And Away
Getting together to watch the New Orleans Saints play is a special ritual for New Orleanians, as important to us as the Jazz Fest and as essential to the character of the city and the region as Mardi Gras.
We live and die by our Saints, and our church is the Superdome. Well, it is for half the season — for the other half our beloved boys in black and gold are on the road, and we cram together in barrooms and living rooms to cheer them on… and to mourn their inconsistent ineptitude.
Those times we spend huddled around the television, turning the TV down and Jim Henderson’s voice up, picking at our Popeyes and swiveling on our barstools, are as central to our weekly lives as packing our plastic purses and pouring en masse into the Dome, and those spaces and places and people are as important — as true, as real, as sacred — as our other Sunday churches.
As a testament to that specialness, we’re chronicling those other places that mean so much, from the corner bar Uptown, to the TV studio in the CBD, to the living room in Metairie — the common places where we come together in uncommon purpose, like nowhere else. Do you have a special place? We want to know about it. Send us an emailand explain why your place is like no other place, and we might feature it after the next away game.