OK dawlin. We just heard about dese folks that are comin’ to play fa da New Orleans Jazz Fest. And I don’t know dey don’t sound too jazzy to me.
I mean we got alla dem big name acts and such like here:
Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, BB King, Earth Wind and Fire, Jill Scott, George Benson, Dr John, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite. Headlining the second weekend are Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, John Oates, Daryl Hall, Phoenix, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Cliff, Little Big Town, Marc Broussard, Kem and Patti Smith.
New Orleans Jazz Fest LIneup for 2013
I mean really. Dere ain’t nobody in dere that’s what I would call Jazzy or even New Orleans music or what not. OK, well, BB King and George Benson and Dr. John are some jazzy types but heck the rest o’ dem… Well, what da heck is dat all about.
And I don’t know, me, it’s just seems like dey just keep raisin’ the prices and all dat. I mean $50 now. I can remember when it was like $15 or so. I can remember going siting on the grass in front of this little stage listening to Doc Watson playing bluegrass. Dat was back in dose days, you know. I donno. I think maybe dis fest has maybe gotten way to big for lil’ ole me.
I remember going to da fest when Dave Matthews and Mystikal were playing on da same day. Dey were like 90,000 people dere or something on dat one day! Can you imagine. It was literally like walking through a sea o’ people. No kiddin. And I didnt’ go see neither of dem acts cuz I don’t like em. What can I say?
Me, I like going and listening to acts I ain’t never hoid before, ya know like finding dem little gems and such. And of course, da food. Hoo boy, dat food. But fa me the music is getting ta be too dang loud, ya know I wanna protect my hearing and all. Sometimes when I leave da jazz tent or da blues tent ma ears are ringing, dawlin. Dat ain’t no fun.
Anyway, when I go to the New Orleans Jazz Fest I like to get dere at 11 and leave at 7, ya know me, I wanna get ma money’s woith and all.
Anyway, you can go here to see a bettah list of the acts that are gonna play at da Fest dis year, babe.
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