There was so much excitement in the air yesterday as I was trying to finish up some work that you could cut it with a knife.
By the time I hooked up with G and we entered the Fairgrounds I was ready to pop.
A new Thomas Mann necklace that has a house with a heart cut out in it – my heart is in the LaLa.
Trombone Shorty – hopping up and down even though on my bootied foot – wow.
Astral Project – my neighbor across the bayou is James Singleton – one of the many wow musicians that live in my hood.
Subdudes – they came on late but they rocked and later I saw Tommy Malone walking in the infield and he again called me Little Red Riding Hood – we told him how great they were at the square and the fest – he lives in the hood too – how great is that!
Pine Leaf Boys – a romping mix of zydeco and R&B – lots of fun.
J.J. Grey & MOFRO – dancing music.
Bonearama – lots of brass – playing Helter Skelter when we walked up.
The end all and be all and I just don’t know if this can be topped was Lucinda Williams. I didn’t want to go see her but G insisted. I had seen her in Dallas when L said I needed to hear her live do Change the Locks and she was wooden. OH MY GOD – when I tell you that she got under my skin with Change the Locks, Unsuffer me (I felt like I was on acid or something the way she sang into my soul), Righteously – she was hands down fucking fantastic.
Later sitting on the porch at G – we watched the crowds spill out of the fest – and began to formulate the evening.
We wound up at La Vita sitting outside with M, my contractor, and T and L, and F and Y came to join us and then Moosey and Y drove up – the best part of the evening was when G and I were in the bathroom and found her purse without knowing she left it there! We laughed till our sides ached and she kept saying through her tears – how much fun do we have?