A firsthand photographic look at all the hoopla happening in downtown New Orleans before the kickoff of Super Bowl XLVII between the Ravens and 49ers.
I knew early on this was going to be an interesting day.
A very interesting day.
Entrance to main gates on Poydras St.
Entrance to Jackson Square on Decatur St.
Official Super Bowl XLVII gear.
An empty CBS set in front of directly inside Jackson Square.
One of many of religious preachers out on the streets.
49ers fans waiting to catch a glimpse of the team boarding their buses outside of the team hotel.
This kid would have felt stupid if his team lost.
Lone Saints fan on French Quarter balcony.
The broadcasting crew has arrived on set.
The roman numerals on the river.
Playing guitar with his hands and feet.
Time to start the process of entering the stadium area.
Kickoff is getting close!
Security checkpoint. Pat downs, metal detectors and wands.
The band waiting to greet you beyond security.
Fan tailgate area set up on top of the parking garage.
Pass catching station.
Bif from the David Letterman Show was doing some bit.
Hyatt hotel, NFL headquarters.
The Lombardi Trophy.
Your other CBS broadcast team.
The view from Champions Square.
Concession prices outside the stadium.
Ray Lewis, not actual size.