I just learned of another reason to love New Orleans:
San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, featuring an Encierro (bull run) this morning through the French Quarter. Instead of four-legged bulls chasing you through the streets, they have roller derby gals from the Big Easy Rollergirls wearing horns and smacking you on the ass with big plastic bats.
You can read more about the event in this story from the Times-Picayune.
Laissez les bon temps roulez!