Shanna and I met up with a big group of our friends yesterday and headed down to the Jazzfest, thanks to Ryan's contribution of free tickets. We started off with food, of course. I had a few of the usual favorites but the standouts were the new Andouille Calas with Green Onion Sauce & Vaucresson's Crawfish Sausage Po-Boy.
After the treats we headed over to Congo Square and caught Soul Rebels Brass Band, who rocked the house. The next stop after that was the Williams Plum St. Snoball Stand where we enjoyed delicious snowballs covered in condensed milk. Next up we met Kay & Louis over at Economy Hall to hear some great traditional jazz followed by a trip over to the Acura stage to see the first part of Allen Toussaint & Elvis Costello's amazing New Orleans R&B set. Hearing Elvis belt out Ernie K-Doe's "Mother-In-Law" was a real treat.
The icing on the cake was getting down to Rebirth Brass Band who totally ruled the stage and the crowd. After they finished a very tired Shanna and I rode home. I finished the day by meeting up with Will and Sonny for a beer at the R Bar.
I'm totally sunburnt and tired today but it was worth it. I always enjoy my one day of the year at the Jazzfest.