Originally Posted by Want2retire
I'm sorry that you were not able to become even slightly familiar with New Orleans as it was. At least that is all I can conclude from your posts. As a long time resident, I must admit that I don't know much about the tourist traps like the bars on Bourbon Street, except that they are still there and open for business if that is how you get your kicks.
And for Jazz Fest 2008
we have Van Morrison, Doctor John, Steelie Dan, Bryan Lee, Richie Havens, Bonnie Rait and a zillion other big names. But even better, the "small names" are world class. Who knows - we may even see our very own Janet H some time
We own a time-share on Tchoupitoulas for Jazz fest week. Golden moment was taking a beer break at the fairgrounds in a near-empty venue. Guy with an acoustic guitar eases on to the stage, adjusts his mike. After a quick glance at what I thought was a sound check by a stage hand, this guy starts making music. Turns out it was Keb Mo before he became well known (one of my favorite contemporary blues vocalists).
Anyhow, a bit off topic, but the NOLA memories are flowing. Great city, hope it roars back some day.