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.
Then there was Quiana Lynell.
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.