Hey, I'm back. Jazzfest was a big success, and Steanso and crew had a good time (although I'm STILL feeling the after effects). We saw Widespread Panic, McCoy Tyner (with Ravi Coltrane, and Terence Blanchard), Trey Anastasio (including the Superjam where he played with Dave Matthews, Mike Gordon, and a Neville brother), The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and others. We drank way too much and ate lots of crazy cajun food (here's something you wouldn't expect, kids- turtle soup is better than you think). Also, we met lots of colorful people, including Drunk Amanda, Midget Bill, the drunk Cheeseheads, and a bartender or two from some crazy carousel bar that we kept winding up at.
Sure, New Orleans may be a big, obnoxious drunkfest, but that's why I love it. It always cracks me up to watch people once they're stripped of their inhibitions, and New Orleans is one of the best places on earth for that sort of thing. We whiled away many an hour just people watching on Bourbon Street and watching tomfoolery in the Quarter as revellers filed past the balconey of our hotel.
Three cheers for Crackbass, The Pea, Kim, Sigmund, and Jackbart for making the trip such a success.
Oh well, back to work now. I really am feeling quite beat down, even after having been back for a day, but I wanted to get back online and say hi.