So I’m down in the Quarter Friday afternoon to get a haircut, and I see this strange contraption on Bourbon Street.
What on earth is this thing? I wondered. Imagine my surprise when it unfolded rose up to a height of about two stories.
Given that it’s on Bourbon, you might expect this is some new way to get tourists drunk, but no. It’s a mobile surveillance tower for the New Orleans Police Department.
I’m extremely skeptical. Granted, it is bizarre, and I’m a big fan of bizarre. But it also seems obnoxious, intrusive and ugly. I don’t see how it will really help much. It seems more like a shiny new toy that probably cost a bundle.