So far I feel like I have done a lot of yammering on about the injustices of New Orleans. You might be wondering at this point “Well then why do you still live there?” Because I love it. So much. I was talking to a friend today about hurricanes, which are a terrifying and very real threat (we are entering hurricane season soon). He asked why we put up with them, and I said because we, New Orleanians, take the bad with the good. And because when it’s good is ohhh sooo good!
I am referring to New Orleans’ insatiable desire and need for festivals. Everyone knows about Mardi Gras, well, they think they know about Mardi Gras. Anyway, New Orleans has many, many other festivals. One of the best is French Quarter Fest. French Quarter Fest is the largest FREE music festival in the South. This year FQF was April 11-14, four wonderful days of free local music, delicious food, and happy, happy people. I was only able to go for part of the day the 13th, but it was glorious.
Street people getting some jams in.
“Sign for community spirit”
You couldn’t walk half a block without seeing and hearing some local musicians.
Everybody felt the music and couldn’t help but dance it out!
We finally got to the other end of Decatur!
The Crescent City Connection, Steamboat Natchez and the Mississippi River.
The Glen David Andrews Band rocked it!
The Absolute Vodka stage on the river in Woldenberg Park.
“I will, I will melt your heart like butter.”
The stage at night from the River Walk.
The point? New Orleans might be a hot mess, but we know how to relax and have a good time. As they say “Laissez les bons temps rouler“