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A Big Smile

A Big Smile

Just a few more pictures from Sunday’s Ole & Nu second line parade. It’s all about the joy. All about the celebration.

A quick reminder, although I’ll be photographing whatever I see, second line parades are on hiatus for the next two Sundays while Jazzfest takes over the city. They will return on Mother’s Day, May 10 with Westfest — The Westbank Indians Super Sunday — and the Original 7 second line. I have to think about attending Jazzfest for even one day. You know I like music. There are plenty of pictures lurking about just waiting to be found. But, you may not believe this, I really dislike being in big  crowds.

Happy

Happy

Cigar

Cigar

Looking

Looking

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    • This year is weird. So, I guess it depends on the music you like. With LiveNation running things in the background, acts like Elton John, Chicago and Lenny Kravitz are some of the closers. Big money acts, but those of us who live here have no idea how they relate to the city. usually, we only go when one of us is working… this year we may go on Thursday (Locals Day). One of my brother (sister) photographers is having her life’s work shown. She’s in her early 70s and suffering from Alzheimers, so…

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      • I would love to see Elton. He’s great anywhere he plays. I’m sad to be missing everything. I would have enjoyed the photography too. Next year!

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      • Most locals just can’t figure out what he has to do with New Orleans and jazz. That happen every year with some act, but Quint Davis (one of the founders and current producer) made a real big deal about getting him.

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  1. Anne Marie, he was fine. It was probably the largest crowd ever at Jazzfest which made it all about being there and the scene, rather than the music. I suppose if you were at the back of that crowd you heard nothing but noise. And, of course, his touring crew pushed out all the local sound guys, jobbers, techs and on and on which pretty much aggravated them to no end.

    One of the joys of Jazzfest is that a lot of musicians hang out in the city. You never know who will show up in some tiny club or bar and play a little. Of course, Sir Elton rolled out to Lakeview Airport, jumped on his private plane and went home to… Atlanta. I admit to not knowing what it’s like to be him, but I imagine it can’t be much fun not being able to go into a small club and just make music because you want to.

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