Having never been to Jazz Fest, I thought it would be a nice, relaxing spring day (JF is held in late April/early May) at the New Orleans Fairgrounds sitting on a blanket, listening to some good music (Dave Matthews, Mystikal, Cowboy Mouth, etc.) and hanging out with my friends. I thought that getting there around 2:30 was plenty of time to look around and still make it to see Cowboy Mouth at 4. My friends that were with me, most of whom had been to Jazz Fest, thought this was a good idea also.
Instead, we encountered a record-setting crowd of 160,000 people (previous record of 98,000), we couldn't even get near any stage, people were pushy and rude. Almost immediately, we started over to the...Read More