We settled in, freshened up, and took off to the Riverfront where we knew the action would be. We made a brief stop at the Visitor's Center to pick up a schedule, and headed out. First stop, the Cajun Stage! My kind of music! I love it (more than Jack, even tho he likes it too). Once we got a spot and settled in, I went for food, I was starving, and had purposely waited to eat until we got there because I wanted good 'Nawlins food and I knew that's where I'd get me some! We started out easy with "Po boys", knowing I would have a chance to build up from there, and I wasn't disappointed, Yum!
Thursday night was time to sit down and take a look at the schedule and "see who was playing where". Having been here before, really made a (nice) difference! No need this year to go running around and see & hear everything and everyone, we could be picky and select who and where we wanted to be and just set ourselves up for several sets at a time, or an area at a time. So much easier (on the "older bodies"!). One of our favorites is a band we had first found on the street called Tuba Skinny. We soon found out that they are quite popular and have a large following, especially with the Lindy dancers! Because of that, we have to get to the stage early if we want to be anywhere near it to see them, so that had to be accounted for! ;-)
All to soon the festival was over. As we took our last pedicab home we sighed that we had not been disappointed. So many times the "second time around" doesn't live up to one's expectations, but this one did! We enjoyed every moment of it! As we entered our RV Park, another couple was walking towards us and stopped us, asking for advise on where to eat that was close by. They had just arrived, never having been to New Orleans before, didn't know about the festival, only staying the night, couldn't really walk very far...we looked at each other and began to chuckle...we knew just where to send them and how to get them there safely (we were now the experienced ones!)
...on the road in Louisiana, Marie
If you wish to view the rest of the photos from this trip, you can at my Flickr account at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/74905158@N04/