The 2nd Battle Of New Orleans

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The Decline of a New Orleans Institution

bulletACT 1 Shock
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bulletGalatoire's management dismisses Gilberto
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bulletHis fans start a letter writing campaign
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bulletBound copies of 130 letters are presented to all known owners
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bulletFriends of Gilberto open a web site
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bulletThe letters are posted for all to see


bulletACT 2 Disbelief
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bulletWill Gilberto be rehired?
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bulletWill the Board support the Management and piss off hundreds of customers?
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bulletWhat will crazed fans do next???


bulletACT 3 Anger
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bulletPendulum fell off the Galatoire's clock on the Sunday of the Times Picayune article.  The clock stopped for the first time in modern history.
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bulletCeiling of Galatoire's reportedly flooded with dozens of "We Love Gilberto" helium balloons.
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bulletThe Galatoire's Monologues. A reading of the actual letters written to the restaurant in protest of Gilberto's firing.


bulletACT 4 New Traditions

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A potential boycott never materialized; however, many unhappy regulars return less frequently and with less enthusiasm.


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Galatoire’s experiences a record summer business as old and new customers flock to see what all the fuzz was about.


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Galatoire’s staff field dozens of Gilberto questions daily to the point of exhaustion.


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The Bombay Club, three blocks from Galatoire’s, hires Gilberto in late August 2002. As word of his new employment spreads, fans begin to call The Bombay Club for reservations.


bulletACT 5 A Jazz Funeral For Galatoire's?

It was a long hot miserable summer.  New Orleanians suffered through the heat, the humidity, the West Nile virus, closed brake tag stations, and a Galatoire’s without Gilberto. All this and no chipped ice would challenge even Job. Will it ever end?


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