Monday, November 2, 2009

New Orleans Halloween/Voodoo Fest weekend in pictures

I love New Orleans and live only 90 minutes away but lately never make it down there. This will be remedied.

In order: the view of Canal street from our hotel room - I forget how stately it looks while scurrying about its surface;Louise Bourgeois' Eye Benches IV in Lafayette Park; Maya seated on the bench part - These were on the way to the D-Day Museum which I had never visited before; butterfly landing on my red shirt at the Audubon Insectarium butterfly exhibit; Drive-By Truckers, all dressed as KISS' Ace Frehley at Voodoo Fest. Mike Cooley chuckled "This is an Ace Frehley song" after half the songs; the requisite cochon delait poboy; Burning Man-style interactive art, this a spinning tower into which you can enter from a hole in the bottom; the view from inside; illuminated weather balloon disco set up; the Windows 7 pavillion, easily the lamest thing at Voodoo Fest and keep in mind, a reunited Jane's Addiction was performing; all 26 members of the P-Funk All-Stars, best music of the night. I found $20 in the mud and bought a George Clinton t-shirt in which to hide my weed - who would think to look there?; the approach to the KISS stage; the Waygu Beef French-Fry po-boy at 5Fifty5; the view from my sister-in-law's room on the 19th floor.

Not depicted: the fish and carne asada tacos from Taqueria Corona, the splendor of St. Charles Ave in perfect weather, all of us.

Here is a clip of KISS' performance from Fuse TV. More on KISS later.

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