He and She Said:
Four days, ten stages, more than 20 different eats, more than 22 different acts, a small army of friends old and new, plenty of sunscreen, more mimosas and mojitos than we can count, and even a giant swarm of bees.
The 28th edition of the French Quarter Fest, our favorite NOLA event, is in the books. Our review, he said/she said style, and an answer to a mystery at the end:
She Said: Best Eat?
He Said: Hmmm, gotta go Boucherie 12 Hour Roast Beef. The combination of onion, horseradish and beef is as good as it gets.
He Said: Best musical act?
She Said: Trombone Shorty. On his A-game start to finish, the vibe was contagious, and I super-liked when they all switched instruments.
She Said: What was your most inspiring moment of the fest?
He Said: Huh? that’s a tough question. I am going to have to go with when John Lisi did a slow blues with his harmonica player on vocals, the best single song I saw at the entire festival. Watching the crowd become aware they were experiencing something amazing was very cool.
He Said: What was the biggest surprise?
She Said: The huge swarm of bees that took over the Lexus parked on Toulouse Sunday morning. And the man who claimed to “own” the bees as he scooped them into his large jar. With his bare hands.
She Said: Most underrated stage: