Bourbon Street prepares for New Year’s Eve and Sugar Bowl

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Reported by: Andrew Carter
Updated: 1/01 10:17 am Published: 12/31/2013 11:46 am

It’s always New Orleans, but it’s not always New Year’s Eve and in preparation for Tuesday night’s festivities business started early.

“I’ve been here since 4 am,” said one worker.

Some people FOX23 talked to said it’s just business as usual today.

But it’s the bartender known as sunshine that shed light on the business side of the holiday. When FOX23’s Andrew Carter tried to talk to his manager, but he said no because, “he’s pretty swamped…he’s doing paper work…doubling up orders….so we can get everything ready.”

For Sunshine, he’s working his first New Year’s on Bourbon Street.

“I’ve been told it’s a lot like Mardi Gras, but it’s supposed to be really busy and packed so we sold passes to guarantee entrance and stuff,” he said.

Obviously business won’t be hard to come by, so the focus is solely on preparation not competitive advantage

“Everybody does their own thing pretty much, we are pretty close in price on everything, so it’s just kind of like where people end up is where they end up at,” he said.

As Bourbon Street prepares for business, so are the Oklahoma Sooner players. They’ll be on the field vs Alabama in a few days.

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