The Second Weekend Starts Thursday

The second weekend of Jazz Fest began on today, Thursday. Dad dropped me by the fairgrounds on the way to work. This weekend I rented the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens and carried along my 70-200mm f/4 L lens. This being the “extra day,” there weren’t any big names in my opinion so I had no plans of being somewhere for any particular time.My first stop after getting through the gate today was Economy Hall, for no particular reason. The first act of the day was Joseph Torregano. He’s a clarinet player and he had a nice little band behind him. Later on I walked to the Fais Do-Do stage where the Lafayette Rhythm Devils were playing. They’re a Cajun band I first saw when two of their members were interviewed by a professor I had a class with last year. They put on a good show and I remained there until it was about over when I walked to the jazz tent to catch some of John Ellis and Double-Wide. When they were through I walked to Economy Hall to catch the last two numbers by the Dukes of Dixieland.After the Dukes finished I walked to the first food area to get something for lunch. I picked out a combo with Creole Stuffed Crab, Catfish Almondine and Potato Salad. I took it over to the grandstand to eat in the shade and relax for a bit. Kerry Grombacher, a fold/western singer was playing. It’s not really my kind of music but the man plays it well.After lunch I took a walk. I meant to get over to the blues tent to see a Revue but I ended up looking at the crafts section instead. I saw a number of interesting things, some of which I photographed. I also ended up around congo square for a while and saw the end of Freddy Omar Con su Banda.Eventually I wound up back at Economy Hall. On the way there I got some banana bread pudding and some lemonade. Hot Club of New Orleans. By 4:30 I was feeling tired. I eventually met Dad on his way home from work on Esplanade where he dropped me off.Later that evening I watched to make sure Dad didn’t fall of the roof while working on it. I ended up taking a longer than desired nap from about 7 to 10.

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