I'm writing from the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott in Metarie, just outside of New Orleans. We had a great day at JazzFest yesterday. The weather was perfect JazzFest weather--warm and breezy with some cloud cover, which was great because other than the music tents, there's no shade and you're out in the sun for hours and hours.
We started the day off with cafe au lait and bengiets in the gospel tent, which is always a fabulous scene. I've NEVER seen it so crowded here, and this is my 13th JazzFest. Bon Jovi was the big draw yesterday. He doesn't appeal much to me and Lori, but the two Donnas are totally into him and I have to admit he's an extremely good looking guy, so I did enjoy watching him. Lori and I left that stage early to catch the O Jays and then we wandered over to my favorite stage, Fais-Do-Do, where C.J. Chenier was playing some crazy zydeco. That's the stuff I love.
We'll be leaving soon for another music-filled day. Neil Young is playing on the main stage from 3-5, and you know I'll be there! I'll post lots of pictures when I get back on Tuesday.