New Orleans is about heat and humidity, for sure. It's about green, EVERYWHERE. It's about a new-found love of the Saints, EVERYWHERE. It's about fun and frolic and history. But more than anything, New Orleans is about the music. I remember from some years ago that you couldn't go two blocks in the French Quarter without hearing a random band on the corner. Times haven't changed. I was interrupted on a walk by a random parade at 2 in the afternoon, when bars had bands playing (it only gets more rowdy as the evening progresses).