Sunday, June 2, 2013

April 27, 2013 Cochon de Lait Poboy, Jazzfest and Brooklyn Pizza

 We started our Jazzfest  day with Alex McMurray on the Gentilly stage.
 Then it was off to the Fais Do-Do Stage where the Jambalaya Cajun Band had everyone dancing.
 You never know when you are gonna come across a parade in New Orleans...
 ...but it will always be colorful...
 ...with good music.
 After thoroughly enjoying an amazing cochon de lait poboy, (that's pork from a suckling pig with cole slaw), we enjoyed Big Chief Walter Cook & the Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians.



 Zena Moses & Rue Fiya joined the long list of great bands I have seen at Jazzfest.
 Zena was enjoying herself on stage and  the crowd showed her the love she deserved.

 The band was fantastic and the good times continued throughout their set.

We checked out Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk at the Gentilly Stage...

 ...where Chrissy & Jeff posed for portraits...

...can you tell who had more to drink?

We hit a few stages to check out bands...first up the Rebirth Brass Band.

Then Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers.
 There are always amusing shirts at music festivals.
At the Lagniappe Stage, the wonderful Mississippi Rail Company.
Chrissy rocking out to Billy Joel to end the night.


 We were very far from the stage so the only picture I could get was on the video screen.

Here's my younger brother, not able to rock out as long as his older brother.
During one of my favorite songs, "Scenes From An Italian Restaurant", Billy Joel brought out the Preservation Hall Jazz Band right after the line "drop a dime in the box play a song about New Orleans". Obviously the crowd went wild.
Here's a happy & probably drunk fan on his way out of Jazzfest.

We passed by Jill Scott on the Congo Square Stage on our way to the shuttle bus. We ended a perfect day at the Brooklyn Pizzeria on the way home. Life is good.

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