Jazz Festival Day – Sunday May 2, 2010   1 comment

Eliot treated us to a breakfast of pancakes, bacon, and eggs, which we enjoyed along with fruit salad, yogurt, and coffee. Nancy and I joined the choir for rehearsal. Church started at 10:15 am. The congregation was welcoming. Rev. Jim Hightower took his sermon from Acts 11:1-18: God’s love was for everyone. In that time: both Jews and Gentiles. In our time: ??? Who do we include? There are no "insiders" and "outsiders" to God.

By noon we were on our way to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fairgrounds, where there are different kinds of music on many stages: something for everyone. We listened to a gospel choir, to blues, to Cajun music, to mellow jazz, and to rock (the Neville Brothers). And we ate crawfish bread (like a tuna melt, with crawfish instead of tuna) and oysters on the half shell and mango freeze. We danced! Nancy, Jeanette, Eliot and I took part in the "parasol parade" – an impromptu line dance throughout the audience, holding either decorative parasols or umbrellas. I think Dan has some pictures to share. It was overcast and sometimes we were "misted" with a warm rain.
 
Wherever we went, Nancy would start up a conversation with nearest person, often by complimenting them on their T-shirt. She got into such interesting talks, I hope she writes about them here.
 
Now we are back at the church. Sylvia, Jeanette, and Nancy are making our lunches for tomorrow. Dan and Serban and I are online, and Eliot is on his cell phone. Thunder! Rain! A cup of tea!
–Bonnie

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Posted May 2, 2010 by NOLA-er in Uncategorized

One response to “Jazz Festival Day – Sunday May 2, 2010

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  1. So glad you had a good first evening in New Orleans. Brings back great memories…. Happy Birthday, Eliot. Love, Susan

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