Just outside the hotel, I hook up with a couple for a cab out to the Fest. Seems crowded already. At the Gentilly Stage is "New Orleans Classic R&B Recording Revue" featuring some old timers like Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Robert Parker, etc. Love that stuff but skeptical where the old boys still have anything. They do. Henry gave great versions of his hits and, as I left for Acura, Parker had the whole crowd 'Barefootin'.
|Clarence "Frogman" Henry at Gentilly on Sunday|
When the set is over, there is a mass changing of the guard, older patrons out to Gentilly for Hall & Oates, youngsters in. So, here I am in the midst of a bunch of weed-tokin', selfie-snappin' college-age kids for the next forty minutes until showtime. No thanks, I'm good. The young lady next to me notices my shirt and asks, "Hey, is that Anthony Jack's Wood-Fired Grill from Southington, CT?" Why, yes! Seems she lived in Plainville. She also has lived down here in Nola because she says that Trombone Shorty played at her brother's wedding back when he was 17! I cannot top that. Legs getting tired of standing in place for two hours. Showtime!
|Meter Men at Acura on Sunday|