Monday, August 4, 2008

Satchmo Summerfest wrap-up

Satchmo Summerfest on Sunday (couldn't make Saturday) was an embodiment of everything that makes New Orleans great. Incredible music: Sunday's lineup didn't have the big names Saturday had, but there was always something great on. Don't like one band? Just walk around the corner and you'll find one that'll do just fine. Despite full-on August heat, there was plenty of dancing and especially plenty of old people dancing (always great). Black, white, young, old, abled and disabled all out there enjoying themselves with nothing but good feelings going around. And best of all, it was free! The honest, good kind of free, a great event for the sake of an event. Non-touristy, not too crowded... I knew what to expect since I'd been last year but I forgot just how great it was. I honestly have no complaints.

a few more pictures here, here, here, here, here and here

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