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Good Question: New Orleans

Wildcat fans have been busy since Sunday making plans to get down to New Orleans to see UK play.

The Big Blue Nation certainly makes its presence known wherever it goes.

Good Question: What can UK fans do to blend into the unique culture of the Big Easy?

Mardi Gras, jazz music, Cajun food and of course the French Quarter, its all classic New Orleans.

There might be a few things wildcat fans need to know before arriving in the Big Easy later this week.

A symbol fans will see everywhere in New Orleans is the Fleur-de-lis.

In French it means lily flower and it signifies perfection, light and life.

For people in the Crescent City it has become more than just a symbol, its a sign of recovery following Hurricane Katrina.

The arena where the Wildcats will play is home to the NBA's New Orleans Hornets.

The arena just celebrated its tenth anniversary last year, for basketball games it seats nearly 19,000.

In New Orleans knowing the lingo is important., the Crescent City has a language all its own.

For example, when asking for directions, no one refers to east, west, north or south in town.

Instead folks refer to places in uptown, downtown, lakeside or riverside.

The phrase "pass a good time" means live it up, something I'm sure fans plan to do in the Big Easy.

And when it comes to food everyone needs to know what a beignet is.

Its a deep fried pastry well known in New Orleans and a must have for any fan who visits.

If you are going down without tickets know that ticket scalping is prohibited on venue property and you can't sell tickets for more than face value.


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