SAYING FAREWELL TO AN OLD MUSICAL FRIEND
In 2013 I posted detailed daily reviews of French Quarter Festival, the second largest New Orleans music festival after Jazz Fest (though Voodoo Fest may beg to differ) and one of the largest free music festivals in the nation. This year, however, I am around for only the first of this four-day event. I am loath to leave when so much wonderful free music is filling up the city’s tourist core, but I was granted a reviewer pass to cover Wanee Fest in Florida, The Allman Brothers‘ annual festival and campout on the Suwanee River. The Allman Brothers are one of my top five all-time favorite bands and they announced in January that they were calling it quits after this year; thus, iI can’t pass up the opportunity to say farewell to an old musical friend.
As consolation, I made it out to the river front today to enjoy some wonderful music on a sublime afternoon. The crowd was as quirky and engaging as always, so I thought I’d let the pictures do the talking and give you a glimpse of the wonderful time you’re missing if you’re not in New Orleans this weekend!
Selfie With the Crowd
Cutting a Rug
IN NOLA THE FREAKS COME OUT AT DAY
My Good Tutu Is At the Cleaner’s
Who Knew The Headless Horseman Was a Music Fan?!
Cajun Flower Power–Little Liza Jane
My Uncle Jimmy Hits A Time Warp & Loses 20 Years!
This One Is Dedicated To My Parents & All My Former Bosses!
Perhaps My All-Time Favorite T-Shirt (My Childhood Meets My Adulthood!)
“Arise My Child And Walk….But This Is New Orleans So Keep Your Wheelchair Around To Hold Your Beer.”
THE ALWAYS PHOTOGENIC BAG OF DONUTS
Just As Louis Armstrong Envisioned
CHILLING BY THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI
Proud Brother Of The Artist Who Painted This Year’s Poster
In The Mood
SOUL PROJECT NOLA