4am in the morning
and a crowd of kids just wandered by our apartment screaming their fool heads off. Of course, you get a little of this every night in the Quarter, and you learn to get used to it. But this has been happening every five minutes, making it impossible to sleep without earplugs, which neither I nor my girlfriend currently possess. Not to mention the cars with their preposterously overloud bass systems rattling our window every 10 minutes.
God bless the Bayou Classic. Somebody needs to remind our noisy visitors that the French Quarter is also a residential neighborhood, home to about 4000 people, none of whom appreciate thoughtless tourists. Keep that behavior on Bourbon.