Members of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pinettes Brass Band and Arcade Fire paraded through the French Quarter to pay tribute to Davie Bowie last month.
Following the death of David Bowie last month, new New Orleanians Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire memorialized the artist with a parade through the French Quarter, attracting thousands of fans parading alongside members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Pinettes Brass Band, and dancing strangers, confused tourists and painted faces masking as their favorite Bowie.
Arcade Fire filmed the whole thing — a short video set to the band's take on "Oh! You Pretty Things" as the dirge-like kickoff transforms into a traditionally buoyant, New Orleans brass take on "Heroes." The long afternoon began outside Pres Hall, trekked to the Mississippi River and ended at One Eyed Jacks, where Butler played a Bowie and Bowie-inspired DJ set as Toulouse Street filled with fans and fireworks. Watch below: