Steve's Jazz Fest Memories

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Mike G introduced me to Jazz Fest in 1989... since then we did at least a dozen jazzfests together... Combing some of Mike and my festive memories...

11:01am on the first day of Fest, feeling like kids coming downstairs to open xmas gifts.
A classic drunken photo with Linda Lou in front of Jimmy's / Carrollton Station.
Alan getting us backstage passes. Mike getting on stage and getting the crowd (at old Congo Square) responding the the Shaker stick.

Backgammon with Steve, JoeP and Mike in hotel room instead of hearing live music. The "I hate music" shirt is created
Becoming friends with legendary Louisiana musicians.
Benny's bar and the hijinks surrounding it.
Can you jidderbug, she asks Mike (at Storyville), and he says yes.
Clarence, the sound guy for George Porter, Jr.
Danny (Terrances first drummer) breaking the ice for PDK / musicians exchange.
Driving around Audubon' parking lot at 5am.
Earl King's second line.
Fests at Ric's house.
First time experiencing the Rock and Bowl.
First wondering what KREWE meant - Then the notion tomake T-shirts that say KREWE on the back.

Flipping Brunt over Steve's head onto his ass in front of Coops (one of Brunt's neat tricks).
Hanging with the Tobacco Road gang at Muddy Waters.
How large can our dinner groups become before they burst. Steve resigned from organizing dinners when the headcount passed 15.

Ignoring the Gospel tent for 2-3 years.
In-Store performances at the record shops.
Making pictures of The Worlds Largest Baby and when Joe walked in to Donna's, Charlie asking him about it.
Meeting Greg, Brunt, Michael and D on my first flight to Jazz Fest (1989) and introducing them to Absolut Citron.
Mike bugging Steve at Anderson's "You gonna eat all that?".
Mike grabbing the mike after Katie Webster's incredible show (at Storyville), "Do you wanna hear more?"
Mike requesting Katie Webster to say she loves him. Katy saying "I love you baby". (Oops that was Bradenton, but still worth a mention)
Precious at Jimmy's, (singer for Dr. John).
Rainout Friday in 1991, meeting new friends at Le Bon Temps.
Rebirth at Kemp's on Thursday nights.
Reuniting with Jazz Fest friends annually.
Shakers and bubbles.
Spelling out to Joe, using graphs and charts, how he's freeloading in a hotel room, but Joe doesn't get it.
Sprout, later to be known as Wing, now known as the Jazzfest spirit.
Steve chanting, "no more chanting", at the frat boys before Dr John show.
The old Storyville on Frenchman.

Turning down a girl because "There's music to hear".
Wavelength magazine.
Zoiks, we drank.