Ever since the lineup for the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was announced on December 13, myself and many other music fans have been dreaming of long days spent listening to the endless choices of amazing music from every genre available at the Fairgrounds (and praying for no rain like last year…did I just jinx us all?!?).
[All Photos by Marc Millman]
Although some people make the sojourn to the Big Easy in late April/early May for boozing on Bourbon Street and some go for the food (Am I the only one dreaming of Cochon de Lait for breakfast, lunch & dinner on the field?), most go for THE MUSIC. And yes, it’s great that the Beach Boys are reuniting with Brian Wilson for their 50th Anniversary. And I am totally psyched to see the Foo Fighters who I missed this tour for the first time ever. And no, I don’t care about the money-grabbing Eagles (even if Joe Walsh is a god and they have a hundred great songs). Let’s face the fact – most die-hards make the trek to NOLA for the local music, the occasional special guest “sit-in” on the field and the special “jams” that occur in the clubs at night.