Second line in New Orleans honors Fats Domino

Second line in New Orleans honors Fats Domino

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A second line honoring the life of famous New Orleans musician Antoine "Fats" Domino is expected to draw large crowds and affect traffic in the Bywater and Ninth Ward.

The New Orleans Police Department is expecting a very large turnout tonight. They believe there could be 10,000 people who show up for this second line honoring Fats Domino.

Traffic will be affected.

Fats Domino died last week at the age of 89.

He will be remembered for his contributions to the New Orleans music scene and his songs "Blueberry Hill," "Ain't that a Shame," "Walking to New Orleans" and "I'm walking."

NOPD officers are in place to help with crowd control.

"The New Orleans Police Department will be out in force to make sure that everyone that comes out to celebrate the life of fats domino can do so safely and have a good time in the process," said NOPD Commander Paul Noel. "We'll have to shut down the bridge and of course people will have to walk up the bridge."

The bridge is expected to be closed until 6 p.m. maybe later.

Once the second line gets to Fats' home, the crowd will return to Vaughn's for a tribute show in the musical icon's honor.