26-year-old street performer Cassandra Struve became a target on opening night while she was playing an old jazz song.
“I was playing Minnie the Moocher, classic Blues Brothers song,” said Struve. ”A lady with a child in her hand came up to me, smacked me in my face and said ‘don’t play that.’”
Struve says three African American women confronted her and shouted that a white girl could not play the song.
As to the rest of the article, as a long time Toronto resident I don’t hesitate to declare:
I’d give up all the “great restaurants” and “colorful diversity” tomorrow for lower crime, lower taxes and a quieter, more polite atmosphere.
(Oh, and much of the “unique” culture of New Orleans is actually French.)