Posted on: February 1, 2010 4:09 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2010 7:42 pm
Former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert once told late New Orleans radio host Buddy Diliberto that if the Saints ever reached the Super Bowl, he would dress like a woman and sashay his pretty little self down the streets of New Orleans.
Oh hey, guess what.
Well yesterday Hebert made good on his promise with thousands of other cross-dressers as they paraded down the French Quarter. (That's Hebert in the bottom right corner)
Hebert led the festivities in a black-and-gold secquened mumu designed and sent from New York by his daughter, Cammie Lynn, as described in Saturday's Daily News. "It was above and beyond anything I expected," said Hebert, who estimated the crowd of participants and spectators at 50,000. "I couldn't even walk. They had to put me on top of a float. It was 50 degrees but everybody had enough antifreeze in them."
Before all this, all I really knew about Bobby Hebert is that his name was fun to pronounce (Bobby Hebert. No "r" which I find fascinating. You know it's Herbert h-e-r-b-e-r-t, Hebert h-e-b-e-r-t. "Hebert" it's a fun name to pronounce. Try and say it. Hebert.) But he seems to be the leader of the pack when it comes to doing crazy crap on Bourbon Street. So a New Orleans Super Bowl win would actually be great because the celebration would be insane.
"If the Saints win the Super Bowl, the party is going to eclipse anything this city's ever seen," Hebert said. "Next week is Mardi Gras. There's going to be a month-long party. It's going to be the closest thing to Rio or Trinidad. Lent isn't going to slow it down. Who Dat Nation would say, 'No. God understands the circumstances. We didn't think this would happen.'"
Man New Orleans is peculiar. And by "peculiar" I mean FRIGGIN AWESOME!
[Update: Here's a video report on the festivities from CBS News]:
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