Skipping a Beat in New Orleans
I had been toying with the idea of going to Jazz Fest all winter, but I didn’t actually book the flight or buy the tickets until a month before the event. My friend, who still lives in New Orleans, offered to let me stay at her shotgun in the Irish Channel. So, I looked forward to a weekend filled with the good New Orleans music I’d been missing. I planned my music itinerary with the JamBase app on my phone: The Funky Meters at Tipitina’s on Friday, Galactic’s set at Jazz Fest on Saturday, and Dirty Dozen’s set at d.b.a. on Frenchmen to cap off the whole weekend. As it so happened, I didn’t see any of those bands. Not a single one.