Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Uncensored Voice of the Service Industry
"Oh, you should make it more tourist friendly." No, you miss the point. The Quarter Rat isn't about a sugar coated French Quarter and tourists. It's about the people who make it all happen. Those that are here day in day out dealing with what very few others on earth could tolerate. The Quarter Rat is not for tourists, it's for every bartender, server, bouncer, doorguy, barback, dancer, musician, shotgirl, cook, dishwasher, DJ, sign holder, Lucky Dog guy, street mime and even the hustlers on Bourbon Street. Workers with no unions, no clout, no security, no power and no voice. The only strength that we have is comradeship, friendship, and common heart aches.