The first weekend of JazzFest didn’t disappoint this year. Amanda and I had a blast hanging out with our friends in the Quarter and out at the Fairgrounds. Got to see Amanda Shaw, Shamarr Allen, Cee-Lo, Tom Petty, Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, and the Boss – a nice mix of local talent and big name headliners.
Petty put on my favorite show with a mix of hits and tracks from his Mojo album, plus acoustic versions of “It’s Time to Move On” and “Learning to Fly” and a sweet cover of “Travelling Light” by JJ Cale. Unfortunately we had to leave Cee-Lo early before the Goodie Mob made an appearance in order to get a decent spot for Petty. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue were pretty awesome as well, they ended their set by having all their band members switch instruments, without missing a beat, pretty badass. Springsteen also put on a great show despite a few hiccups. He probably had the biggest crowd we saw all weekend. We had a great spot though since we set up shop the entire day at the main stage. I haven’t been to JazzFest since college and I’m not sure why, looking forward to next year.
Here are the pics:
Basically no bodily fluids in a New Orleans cab
Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs
The Boss (a little closer than Petty which was the day before)
This video was a lot more entertaining in person