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Today in NOLA: 5.05.16


Now that Jazz Fest has passed, Cinco de Mayo gives New Orleanians yet another reason to party. There are parties all over the city and Croatian rockers Father are in town. On this day in 1713, Antoine Cadillac was appointed Spanish Governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Thursday.


Sinkhole de Mayo


The mix of an excuse for a party and public infrastructure failure is distinctly New Orleans. Likewise, the mix of a small joke and big, viral reaction is distinct to our modern web powered society. These world collided on Tuesday (5.03) when a Sinkhole de Mayo party became an instant rage. Then, organizers were faced with the dilemma of managing a joke that became a very real event for over 1000 people.


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