Wednesday, May 24, 2017
April 6, 2017 The First Day of French Quarter Fest
It's a beautiful morning in New Orleans as we walk toward the French Quarter for the start of four days of wonderful music, great food and lots of alcohol.
Unfortunately every city I visit has these white ghost bikes.
This is not something I have ever seen.
Here we are on Bourbon Street waiting for the FQF Second Line Kickoff Parade.
Music is not a crime...I definitely agree.
The parade begins...
Dancing Man 504 showing how it is done.
Everything here is done with flair...
A fun loving group of Brits marching in the parade.
The more brass bands the merrier.
My favorite band comprised of National Park Rangers.
Some heavy metal music
After the parade, we walked over to Jackson Square.
This might be the best sandwich I've ever eaten...
...Christy also loves it.
Cargo ships on the mighty Mississippi.
Sounds good to me.
The New Birth Brass Band
The Whiskey Penguins
The Waylon Thibodeaux Band at the Cajun/Zydeco stage.
This was a giant street party on Decatur Street.
Dancing in the streets.
Yes it does.
Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band
Cedric Watson and the Bijou Creole
There is always dancing at the Cajun/Zydeco stage.
We walked back to the Marigny on a picture perfect night...
...and had dinner in the outdoor courtyard at the New Feelings Cafe.