Roll Up Your Sleeves Louisiana, Or The Good Times Won’t Be Rolling For A While
Well there you go Louisiana folks.
You claim to love your music but your refusal to get vaccinated has caused New Orleans to cancel the biggest music festival in the state Jazzfest 2021. Officials decided not to go through with it due to rising COVID-19 cases in the state. It had already been postponed from April-May to October and now won’t happen at all.
Not only that, but the French Quarter Festival – known as Quarterfest to locals – has also been canceled. In case you are unfamiliar with Quarterfest, it’s the largest free music festival in the South. It has 200 bands on 19 stages throughout the Quarter and usually attracts 850,000 people.
Also canceled is the Gretna Heritage Festival, White Linen Night and the Red Dress Run.
What’s next? LSU games? The Saints? And the the tailgate partying? That would really hit you in your gumbo.
Hey, keep this up and you’ll cost yourself Mardi Gras again.
Prior to this vaccine refusal, I had always enjoyed being around people from Louisiana. They are fun, live-in-the-moment fun, everyone of them the life of the party. Laissez le bon temps rouler!
Which is why I am having real trouble with this vaccine-refusal thing. They love their music and the events and now that they have a choice to save them, they refuse to roll up their sleeves.
New Orleans is taking a hard stand by requiring proof of vaccination to do pretty mucy anything indoors – including going to bars. And not even that seems to have gotten enough people’s attention. As of this writing, just 40% of Louisianans have been fully vaccinated. That’s the third lowest rate in the nation.
So roll up your sleeves Louisiana. Or those good times won’t be rolling for a while in your state.
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