It is guaranteed that you will be infected with a particular STD
The scientific name for it is “glitter” and it is the herpes of the art world/Carnival season. It will wind up in places where you didn’t know you had places, and it’s impossible to get rid of. But don’t worry, because everyone here has it and it’s non-life-threatening.
The necessity of being good to your exes
New Orleans is big city, but also a small town. It’s a provincial place and everybody tends to wind up in the same spots and the same events, so you’re going to run into your ex at some point, and in some cases, frequently. Best to be on solid terms.