April 13-15, 2007
New Orleans, LA
My first time at this Festival. I've wanted to go for years, but the proximity to Jazzfest (just 1 or 2 weeks before) had always been an issue. I finally made it, and very glad I did.
The food wasn't as good as at Jazzfest. But it's a more relaxing vibe. It's held around the Quarter, which is convenient, and the main stages are all on the levee along the river, with a nice cool breeze blowing. The music is all local - no out of town headliners like at Jazzfest. And the Fest is free.
I'm not about to give up my beloved Jazzfest anytime soon, but FQF is a new favorite, for sure.
This was also my first chance to try out my new camera. Pix from here are are taken with a Nikon Coolpix S-10.
|New Orelans Nightcrawlers|
|The main stage, on the levee by the river.|
|John Boutte, with Paul Sanchez|
|"Uncle" Lionel Batiste, Treme Brass Band|
|The newly married Kermit Ruffins|
|Papa Gros Funk|
|Al "Carnival Time" Johnson"|
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