The Big Easy, Jazzfest, Bruce Springsteen, and Thomas Hawk

137443005_b9ece8de20_mI love New Orleans.

And ever since Katrina, I’ve wanted to go back there.

I wish I could be there this weekend, at Jazzfest, celebrating everything that is great about New Orleans.

This is the weekend to go.  Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello (with Allen Toussaint and solo), Sonny Landreth, all at the Acura Stage on Sunday afternoon.  Damn I wish I’d been there to see that.

But this weekend was also Emily’s Bat Mitvah and first things come first.

So I am left to listening to Bruce’s new record, Elvis, Allen Toussaint, and Sonny Landreth instead.

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It’s not the same thing at all.

But Thomas Hawk’s photos of New Orleans and Jazzfest on Flickr help a lot.  He’s doing an amazing job of shooting the city, the festival, and the people, and capturing the vibe. 

Thanks Thomas.