|Jazz Fest - New Orleans
May 2 & 3, 2013
|It's OK, we can talk about it - I'm getting
old. I don't like crowds or loud noises nearly so much anymore, and
my partying days are about a decade behind me. Each year when I
attend Jazz Fest I say that it will be my last. Well, here I am on
about year 13 or so - still going back for more. Maybe I need to
find a support group!
A large part of it is that going to the Fest gives me a chance to see
my dear friend Amy, her husband Julio, and I often get to see Amy's family
as well. This year set a record for coolest temps in memory.
Usually it's as hot as the surface of the sun, but this year we froze a
little. But at least it kept those dreaded crowds at
|Looking toward the Acura stage. This area is usually packed solid with people.||Me & Amy did the fest by ourselves on Thursday - it was rainy but not too bad.|
|These guys didn't have any problem with the rain or mud, they had the right attitude!|| At the Gentilly stage it was the same story - open ground like I've
never seen before.
This had to be the least crowded Jazz Fest I've ever attended.
I think this was Jumpin' Johnny Sansone. His last song had a
great line in it,
Dinner that night was a dressed Roast Beef Po' Boy from R&O's - one
of my favorites
|Day 2 - people got creative when dealing with the mud|
|Julio borrowed my second jacket, it was only a tiny bit too small.|
|Marcia Ball - we've been fans of hers for nearly 20 years.||Our Canadian friends were a little upset that they didn't bring some of
nice cold-weather gear down for this strange cold snap. I think it was in
the 50's and quite windy!
| After the fest we headed to Jordan's house (Amy's sister) for a
They did a first-class job despite the cold weather. The crawfish were worth getting
a little chilly for.
|I finally got to meet Julio & Amy's daughter Carmen - what a
cutie. She'll be 3
in September. She has a cute little British accent.
|Carmen, Amy, Jordan, and Betsy - lovely ladies all||Here Carmen has lost patience with our picture taking, she wants to go inside!|
|She looks like Amy||I feel so bad that I have forgotten our Canadian friends names! They