A Tropical Storm Weekend Waiting

It’s Friday!!

I can’t believe that I can say that now and be happy about it.  I’m still loving that I gave up the crazy job.

So what’s been happening with me?

Well, I was able to hang out with a few Nyx members..that’s always fun!  I’ve met some truly fabulous women in this Krewe.

It still blows my mind that I’m in.

And as you all know, the Hamp Festival was last Saturday. The festival is  held on the black top at St. Augustine HIgh School.  It’s a wonderful event. They have to do a bit of tweaking when it comes to admissions (they had two lines set up and  the line I was in was chaotic) but other than that…

Man! That fest was off the charts!!

The O’Jays were the featured act and they were wonderful!

Although, I was a kinda sad that Walter Harris Sr. has lost his chops. I know most folks are Eddie LaVert fans, but I’ve  always been  a fan of Walter.  He was struggling at the microphone trying to get those notes out.  I noticed the band  playing on top of him …trying to hide the struggle.  I could barely hear him up there.

Oh well, Walter’s 71 years old…he’s allowed.

And they really did put on a great show. Here’s a 2 minute peek. And pardon my lil phone…that’s all I was working with y’all…lol

The opening acts were the Brass-A-Holics, Michael Ward and Glen David Andrews.  New Orleans has some of the best musicians ever.  The talent in this city is amazing.

I have to say though, that the Brass-A-Holics just blew me away…pun intended.

There are a lot of groups in the city that I like, but this one here,

I LOVE!

From what I’ve read on their site, their sound is a blend of  NOLA Jazz and Washington D.C.’s Go-Go Funk.

Whoddathunk  that the combo would make such a gumbo?!

I didn’t get a good video of them at the fest, but this video is better cuz they’re playing and riding around the French Quarters.

The Quarters looks so pretty …how da hell they manage to capture the Quarters all clean and everything!?!

I get to catch them again this weekend at the Gentilly Fest.

That is If Tropical Storm Karen don’t come around here acting a fool and ruin it for everyone.

Glen David Andrews, in true New Orleans form, got the crowd second lining.

I love the new lyrics, “ain’t no more projects, everybody got a voucher”…lol

It’s true.

The Hamp Fest is a real great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

If you’ve never been, you’re missing out on some great music, food and fun.

It’s a great way to support the school and y’all know  already know how I am about Aug.

Well, that’s all I got for now.

I gotta go get some stuff for the storm and then walk down my block to make sure all the storm drains are clear of debris.  Yeah, I’m that chick on the block. That’s another post for another day though.

Y’all be cool and all my Gulf Coast folks,

hunker down and be safe!

 

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