When people hear New Orleans (and the surrounding area) they think lots of things that they don't think about other places. It's a blessing and a curse.
We are a place filled with what other places might call oddity but with what we know to be character.
What do you think of when you hear "NFL Cheerleader"? I bet you it's not Chrissy Hamilton, white girl from St. Bernard Parish and graduating from the College of Pharmacy at historically black Xavier University.
What do you think of when you hear Male dance team? Betcha it's not the 610 Stompers who participated in the Buddy D Parade and then Saints SuperBowl Parade. In a city of characters, a group of ordinary men with extraordinary moves. Indeed.
These samples were both taken from the February 10th Living Section of the New Orleans Times Picayune. There are many more where these come from.