Three Random Observations About Jazz Fest

What I should have known:

It’s wise to carry around a small wad of one’s own toilet paper. This becomes evident towards, say, 4:30 PM. Also, some of that no-rinse hand sanitizer stuff is useful any time of day, since the facilities are not designed with your using those same hands to eat a Creole’s Original Stuffed Bread in mind.

What I already knew:

Catching at least one show on the Lagniappe Stage is mandatory for survival. An hour spent sitting down in the shade of horse box 2B is good for you.

What I’m delighted to come to know:

There is a found poem waiting to be assembled from all the identity declaration T-shirts running around.

I’m a Sure Thing
i am new orleans

5 Comments so far

  1. termite. (unregistered) on April 28th, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

    gotta love it. ;D

  2. chicagolovesNO (unregistered) on April 29th, 2007 @ 8:41 am

    If it isn’t obvious, N.O. is the center of the universe during Jazz Fest. I have been to 10+, but unfortunately not this year. There is no place else to be.
    Add to the list wet naps, and take 1/2 hour to listen to stories in the grandstand if it is 90+ degrees.
    Crawfish Monica!

  3. Kevin (unregistered) on April 29th, 2007 @ 11:22 am

    A “shorty” roll of TP is a must! Also nice to have: a container of baby wipes (even if you don’t have a baby). Those lemon-scented individually wrapped wet-naps are okay, but baby wipes are the way to go.

    Hope you’re having fun. I’m sitting on the other end of the country, mooning over the fact that I’m not at the Festival International in Lafayette.

  4. John (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 6:31 am

    I went to my second Jazz fest ever this year, I drove down from Jackson, went by myself and all because of Steely Dan, it was a great experiance. A friend of a friend gave me a place to stay, parking was awesome, a nice old man sold me spot in his yard a block away, the crowd was great, I am going back next year, why did I wait 20 years in between Jazz Fests? Why?

  5. Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

    I know what you mean – The whole time I was growing up in Metairie, I never went. Didn’t know anyone who’d take me, hadn’t really gotten into the local music scene. Then, while I was away at college, my Dad suddenly fell in love with the whole phenomenon and hasn’t missed a day since (except maybe for this year’s second Friday). I went with him for the first time in 2005 and am aiming to make an every-two-or-three-years habit of it… until I finally move back to the area, when I’ll of course go every year!

    And the Steely Dan performance was great.

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