Jimmy Buffett And New Orleans Are Always Tempting
It is always tempting, like having that last beer and last call, but sometimes you just can’t do it.
And that’s the way it’s been for me lately when it comes to Jazzfest in New Orleans. I’ve been a few times, had a blast each time and look forward to going to it several more times. Just not this year.
When I saw the 2015 lineup – The Who, Elton John and my personal favorite, Jimmy Buffett all on the first weekend – I really, really wanted to go to Jazzfest. But I knew I couldn’t for a few reasons.
But maybe it’s not such a bad thing after all.
The first day of Jazzfest was shut down because of severe weather. The grounds were flooded because of a thunderstorm and there was even lightening. It’s not exactly the kind of conditions where you want to be outside nowhere near any shelter. Not even drinking beer, an activity I thoroughly enjoy, is a lot of fun in a downpour.
Not only that, but imagine trying to eat your gumbo or etouffee when it’s being seasoned with rainfall.
Were I there, I wold probably pass on Saturday and throw myself – rain, pour or shine – into Sunday. That’s when Buffett plays.
Of course, the rest of New Orleans is always fun regardless of the conditions. And a friend who is there reports “it’s not that bad,” and followed with a “wish you were here.”
Now that I think about it, wish I were there, too.