Jazz Fest was a great time. I had been to Mardi Gras before, but not this festival. The weather was great, which is very important when you're sitting outside from 11am - 7pm drinking beer all day. Some highlights of the weekend were Van Morrison and Ludacris. Shell Fest is less known. Brad and Angelina didn't make it to this one. After Jazz Fest is over, at 7pm, you take your chairs and go to the Shell Station and set them up there. There's a dj and food. It's hysterical because people are partying in the Shell Station parking lot, while some cars are still coming to gas up. Anyway, go down to New Orleans
and give them your money so they can get back on their feet. My cousin, Beth, lives there and lived through the hurricane, which is a whole other long story. She works at a hospital and spent days there. But that's not the focus of this journal entry! I think I enjoyed Jazz Fest more than Mardi Gras. It was so chill sitting outside and listening to the different types of music all day long. Go see for yourself. Last weekend in April and first weekend in May. Enjoy!