kat jazz fest memoriesMike 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.