Friday, May 03, 2013

Wet Thursday, but Patti Smith saves it!...

Rise and shine!  Overcast with 60% chance for rain.  Of course, I am up several hours before my colleagues, so I sample the breakfast downstairs, then take a walk up Tchoupitoulas, over to Magazine (passing the former Polynesian Joe's, where Gumbo and I famously kicked the Pool Hall Studs' asses), then back into the Quarter, over to the walkway along the Mississippi River.  I'm wanting to get out early to the Fairgrounds to catch Mia Borders, Mark is half-agreeing, but with Anchor Barry's pace, it ain't happenin'.  While AB does whatever the hell he does to get himself going in the morning, Mark and I zip over to Canal to stock up on water and those cheap plastic rainsuits that look like body condoms (safe Fest).

FINALLY, we walk into the quarter.  It hints of rain.  We duck into Napolean's just before the skies open.  We settle in.  Yes, Bloody Mary, please.  Rain stops for a bit and we take a cab out to Toups' Meatery for lunch.  We get a sample plate; I follow that up with a great Cuban Sandwich.  Great call by Barry.

As we exit Toups', we see a bike pub crawl across the street, so we stop to see what's up.  Pool.  Darts.  It is after three when we finally arrive at the fairgrounds, where we purchase tickets for all four days.  First stop is the Lapniappe Stage in the Grandstand to sample Ingrid Lucia, then over to Gentilly for Theresa Andersson, a favorite who disappointingly seems to have lost a little on her fastball.  Mark thinks it is because she does not translate well to the larger stage.  Over to the Blues Tent where we meet up with the Mark/Lisa crowd.  The question is: Patti Smith or Widespread Panic to close?  I'm strongly in favor of PS and the PHS's agree.  Great call.  Patty kills it!  I rains like hell but no one cares as Patti gives us a fabulous show!
Shower.  Shave.  Dinner at Peche.  Nice

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Former site of JK/Gumbo beatdown of the PHS
Early Thursday on the Mississipi
Great lunch at Toups' Meatery
Pool Hall Studs at darts.  Look out!
Piano Shirt Thursday?

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