Shake That Thing
I wasn’t sure if this deserved it’s own post, but the more I thought about it I think it is important, because it speaks to the Simon team’s attention to detail.
Below is actual video of the first second line after the Flood, January 15, 2006. There is one tiny detail buried in this shaky video that shows up in the Treme version as well. Hell, I didn’t even notice that detail on Treme until the second watch, so we are talking small details. Second line maven Lisa Palumbo got it right away when I put this up on Facebook as a challenge, but I’ll leave the rest of you to figure it out. It’s only there for a fraction of a second while the camera cuts and swings so you better be watching close.
I’ll post the answer in a day or so because I want everyone who says “this or that isn’t authentic” to remember just how committed to authenticity Simon is, and he’ll only move off that dime for the story. It is an amazing detail because if I give you the time cue it’s so fast you’ll probably miss it the first time because you’re watching the clock, but someone on the Simon team got it.