Southern Decadence 2018
Southern Decadence is a uniquely New Orleans institution. It began as a bar crawl about 40 years ago and has evolved into an almost week long party. Bars host events, there are Grand Marshals, there are contests, a meandering parade, and people come from all over the world to participate, party, drink, and have lots of sex. It has been said that it is the largest festival in New Orleans after Mardi Gras. And the vast majority of participants are gay! Now isn't that a kick in the rubber parts?
Through it all, the Big Easy Sisters are there, participating every way we can. This year we offered the blessing at the Mr. Louisiana Leather Contest, hosted by the Lords of Leather; offering commentary and helping everyone with the NOLA Pups and Handlers, and hosting a table at the Phoenix Block Party where we sold our amazing Jell-O shots and our Cute As Fuck Nuns, and we walked in the Sunday Parade. We had a blast!
Sr. Diarhee en Franck of the Big Easy Sisters and Sr. Lola Hangers of the Abbey ofthe Lone Star, DFW, TX
credit: Sr. Lola Hangers
Saint Vanessa Carr and Guard Buddha Bear
Postulant Sr. Luby LaTex, Guard Buddha Bear, Guard Philip McCann, Sr. Wilya Soileau of the Derby City Sisters, and Sr. Glory Bea
Sister Onya Neeze
Postulant Sr. Jaq'elyn Hyde and Sr. Sawyer Ladybits of the Tampa Sisters
Postulant Sr. Luby LaTex
Father Ken I'Eatcha. our first Priest
Postulant Sr. Stret'Cha Holes
Sister Mary Pat McCooter
Sister Mary Pat McCooter
Sr. Lola Hangers of the DFW Sisters in Texas!
Sr. Onya Neeze, Sr. Glory Bea, and Sr. Mary Pat McCooter: the Three Graces or the Three Furies?
Sr. Yoko OnoShe' Dinnit, in the background Gd Philip McCann, Sr. Sawyer Ladybits of Tampa, and Sr. Wilya Soileau of Louisville, KY
Richard, King of Decadence 2018 with Postulant Sr. Luby LaTex
Postulant Sr. Jaq'elyn Hyde and Fr. Ken I'Eatcha
Sr. Wilya Soileau, formerly of the Big Easy Sisters, now with the Derby City Sisters of Louisville, KY
Sister Rita Lipps of the DFW Sisters
Sr. Lola Hangers of the DFW Sisters, and look! She turned one of our Cute As Fuck Nun magnets into a brooch!
Sr. Glory Bea, Fr. Ken I'Eatcha, Gd. Buddha Bear, Gd. Philip McCann, Novice Sr. Dee Zire, and in the background, Sr. Wilya Soileau and Sr. Sawyer Ladybits.
Novice Sister Dee Zire shows us how it's done
Novice Sr. Jaq'elyn Hyde with Pup Veil
Sr. Lola Hangers and Sr. Rita Lipps with Pup Veil (who is also a Sister when he's not a Pup).
Novice Sr. Jaq'elyn Hyde and Novice Sr. Dee Zire
Postulant Sisters Stret'Cha Holes and Luby LaTex, and Novice Sr. Jaq'elyn Hyde
Novice Sr. Jaq'elyn Hyde with Guard Philip McCann
Sister Eileen Eulick and Novice Sr. Jaq'elyn Hyde. Has anyone else noticed that NSr. Jaq is the Queen of Selfies?
Cousin Joy, who is not a member of the Big Easy Sisters, but who supports us, comes to our bingo games and beer busts, and is pretty damn awesome all the time
Sister Yoko Ono'She Dinnit
Sister Eileen Eulick, Fierce As Fuck
Sister Mary Pat McCooter tells it like it is
Novice Sister Jaq'elyn Hyde fans the fires
Sister Gringa Haze of the Weird City Sisters, Austin, TX
Sister Glory Bea flanked by Guard Philip McCann
Novice Sister Jaq'elyn Hyde and Sister Wilya Soileau laughin' and singin' in the rain
Sr. Lola Hangers, Sr. Mary Pat McCooter, and Sr. Wilya Soileau
Sr. Lola Hangers of the DFW Abbey of the Lone Star and Sr. Gringa Haze of the Austin Weird City Sisters, visiting New Orleans for Southern Decadence
Sr. Eileen Eulick of the Big Easy Sisters, Parish of the Muddy Waters, and Sr. Lola Hangers of DFW Sisters, Abbey of the Lone Star
Sr. Mary Pat McCooter and Sr. Onya Neeze, like mother, like daughter, with their biggest fan
Near the end of the Parade route, Postulant Sr. Stret'Cha Holes, Novice Sr. Jaq'elyn Hyde, Sr. Sawyer Ladybits, Sr. Lola Hangers, and Sr. Gringa Haze
Saint Adikus of Easy and Friendly was one of the Grand Marshals this year. We salute our Saint for all the work he does