Saturday, May 06, 2017

New Orleans life...sigh.

In between the torrential rains that have been dousing us, I managed to get out to Jazz Fest on Thursday.

This huge music fest brings in hundreds of performers for two week-ends. You pay to get in and then just wander the various stages to hear who you like. And of course there is art, food and booze galore, because hey--it's New Orleans!

Mardi Gras Indian funk with Cha Wa. It was a new one on me but they were fantastic as they did a lot f old Mardi Gras classics with their unique style.
Here they are playing somewhere else.


Then there was Quiana Lynell.
Wow!

Again, one of her clips from another fest.


George Porter was there.

And Waylon Thibodeaux.

And Batman...Because Jazz Fest, I guess.

Finished the day with Eric Lindell.

Great day. Muddy as hell but the early rain kept the crowds down so I count that as a win.

Only issue was that I got invited to sit in one of the new cars that Acura was displaying there as part of their sponsorship. They grabbed me and three others and had us sit in the car for a sales pitch but the sales girl got a bit of an attitude when she walked off to get some literature and came back to find me drinking from a bottle of Fireball that I'd had in my pocket. She said "You can't drink in the cars!" I pointed out that I wasn't sitting in the driver's seat and that I had brought enough to share, but I still had to go. Some people... Tsk.

11 comments:

  1. Hey Murphy;

    Looks like you are still enjoying New Orleans :) And you might got grabbed because you look like you might have some coins on your person, you fit the demographics, lol sales weasels can spot people with means. And what is this crap about the flur-de leis being "racist"?

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    1. Shoot...After the NRAAM and my new arms budget, I'm so broke I can't even pay attention. As for the "racist" bit, it's from the same ass-monkey hipsters who just moved here from somewhere else (Brooklyn, Portland, San Francisco) and immediately started harping on our history and culture, demanding that we change. (See also "Removal of historical statues and the parallel between our Mayor Mitch Landrieu and ISIS.)

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  2. Looks like a fun day, and jazz is ALWAYS good! :-)

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    1. Jazz, Blues, Zydeco, Rock, Country...it's ALL here at Jazz Fest.

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  3. Sounds like a great time.
    At least you were not in the driver's seat :-)

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  4. Bosslady asked if Cha Wa has a local venue. Went to NOLA before and she and I were bummed because it all seemed to be Rocknroll.
    THIS is great. We're headed back down this month (staying at Place D'Armes) and would LOOOVE to catch them live while we're there.
    Of course, any advice WRT the local music scene from a local would be very appreciated. TYVM.

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    1. Lots of great music here. Just gotta stay off Bourbon Street and hit the local clubs pretty much everywhere else. Always happy to help, so let me know when you plan to come down.

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    2. Staying at the Place D'Aemes May 24-26

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  5. Looks like a fun time!

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    1. Jazz Fest is one of the city's biggest events. You need to come for it sometime.

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  6. Don;t these people work? Every single day it seems it's one party after another. Who's footing the bills?

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