We spent a half-day in New Orleans on the way to Charleston, SA.
We walked down the infamous Bourbon street. It was delightful for about 100 feet then the quality rapidly deteriorated. I can confirm that the rumors are true. It is probably tons of fun if you drink and you vision is impaired.
This brass band was playing in front of the cathedral...it's hard to see but the sign says "QUIET CHURCH ZONE"
I was tired...back in the car towards South Carolina.