First things first, I can't think of a better sign for the new year then checking your email on New Year's Eve and seeing that Paul Rogers has sent you a video of the CC Bird Mask leading a C-A-R-D-S cheer in New Orleans.
That actually happened.
Though we originally marketed it for Halloween domination, it seems now like this is the weekend for which the CCBM was invented. I've done an extremely poor job at keeping track of all the subissions, but I still think I have enough to accurately chronicle (TM) the takeover.
Getting organized, pre-trip.
Making the drive down (for legal purposes, I have to say that I don't endorse this).
Quick fill up.
A break from the road to partake in a Russ Smith teaparty.
Getting a much-needed shoe shine while waiting for its flight at CVG.
Preparing for takeoff.
Upset about the fact that it got a double and not a twin bed.
After a post check-in disco nap.
All ready to experience Nola for the first time.
Checking out the Collision Course art.
Seeing the sights.
Enjoying a ride in a New Orleans cruiser.
Finally getting a little taste of the night life.
Making a cameo at the Fun concert.
Hangin' with Bob Domine.
Making regrettable decisions.
Getting down at the Alumni party.
Still going strong.
Up to no good.
But still on solid terms with the local law enforcement.
Doing The Wobble on Bourbon St.
Regretting everything about the previous night.
Giving us a sneak preview of tonight?
You're all heroes.