Yes. This is the world in which we live. We went to something called the Central City Festival. I’ve been going there for a couple of years. It’s grown and changed over a very short time period. Once the crowd was tiny and the musicians played on the street. Now the crowd is big and the musicians have a real stage. The biggest deal this weekend was Big Freedia’s twerking event which was supposed to set a world record. We signed in, but didn’t do it. That’s the last thing anybody needs to see. According to the Guinness Book of Records representative, we in NOLA did something important. We broke the record. Big Freedia is the queen of bounce, in case you were wondering. There was also some great music by other bands including a group called The Honorable South. Locals. As in, from New Orleans. Amazing music. A mix of old-fashioned soul, a little rock and some psychedelic Jimi Hendrix music. Of course, since we weren’t really working we hung out with the audience. Couldn’t get all that close to the stage.
Luckily for me.
Creativity kicked in. I decided to document what going to a concert looks like these days. They say that you aren’t there if you don’t have a picture. Well…
This is an interactive blog today.
Which one? Why?
My answer is below the bottom picture.
Even though the picture immediately above has great graphics and sharp to it, I like the top picture more. It still has some of the strong graphics, but you have an I idea of where you are. Stage and lighting, even though it is soft and out of focus still gives you a sense of place.