Monday, May 16, 2011

Adventures in New Orleans, day 3, 5/6 - part 2 - jazz fest

And then onto Jazz Fest.  We managed to find three important things; air conditioning, the water misting tent, and crawfish sushi. Emma decided that any band that ended with "brass band" was a sure thing.   I agreed and also added anything that included  "Mardi Gras Indians" was also a done deal.  Especially when they were in a parade through the fairgrounds.

We made it to the gospel tent for Rev. Jermaine Landrum & Abundant Praise Revival Choir,  hung out at the Heritage stage for the Golden Sioux Mardi Gras Indians and then the Forgotten Souls Brass Band.  We ended the night with Willie Nelson (after fighting our way to a place way in the back), who at 78 was good, but he just got up there and played hit after hit, with no chit chat or engagement with the audience.  We decided that perhaps it was a good idea to skip the headliners from here on out, since the best music we saw was either in the gospel tent or on the small heritage stage.(video below-give her a second to load)
Golden Sioux Mardi Gras Indians:

Black Seminoles Mardi Gras Indian parade!:

Rev. Jermaine Landrum & Abundant Praise Revival Choir:

Forgotten Souls Brass Band:

Willie Nelson:

Street brass band outside the fairgrounds:

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