I just got back to Vegas about an hour ago. What a time we had down in New Orleans! I'm just going to post some pictures for now, but will give the full report on Thursday. I'm too tired to write much and have to be back in my cubicle in 7 hours. Weh.
My sister Lori and I have a million JazzFest pictures that look like this.
The two Donnas. Donna on the left is my friend from Vegas. Lori and I have known Donna on the right for 45 years. She's cute as a button, that one. And she's a new grandmother!
Here I am with my friend Jerry. I met him when I was in grad school; we both had shows on WRPI. He lives in New Orleans now.
It doesn't look that crowded in these pictures, but it was packed on Saturday. I've never seen it like that. I think Bon Jovi was a big draw.
I saw this guy Sunday morning in the gospel tent. He gets the best t-shirt award. Too bad Dewey Cox wasn't playing at JazzFest!
I can't wait to tell you about Neil Young's set. In short: OMFG! He was amazing.
Can you tell I was having a good time? I bought that dress from one of the vendors and changed right there on the spot. I also bought two other ones. You can't find hippie clothes in Vegas, so I had to get while the gettin' was good.
I danced my ASS off at the Fais-Do-Do stage. My legs were aching!
Here's Lori and her husband, Russ. This guy is a saint. Would you want to stay in a hotel room with four women (and one of them's me)? Yeah, we all packed in together like college kids. It's more fun that way.
Look--I had the whole row to myself on the flight home. Awesome!
Even though I almost broke my neck in those shoes a couple of weeks ago on my stairs, they're really comfortable. I walked all over the French Quarter in them.
I have lots to tell you and more pictures to post. But the short version is, it was fantastic--another successful JazzFest!