Hampton Inn Covington
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While walking during the day, we ran into various jazz bands performing on the streets for tips. These bands were so good that we didn't feel the need to go to the Preservation Hall anymore. Both Lulu and Mark have been there years ago and would like to go back, but, since there are no bathrooms nor drinks ...
... brass instrument you could think of including a very large tuba. I haven't heard a tuba for ages. Ian got a bit bored so he went off to catch a couple of other acts, Royal Teeth and then the Jambalaya Cajun Band with special guest D. L. Menard. I watched Ms. Ruby Wilson's Tribute to Bessie Smith which was inspiring.
We had bought the official program for the weekend which contained some food vouchers which we hadn't used and so we decided to give them a go. Ian got ...
... a Jazz bar inside a nearby hotel and head a cocktail while listening to a great group playing. Once they were done we decided to stay for the main act and so grabbed a couple more drinks. Turns out the main act was Irvin Mayfield, a young Grammy Award winning Jazz artist who is one of the biggest names in the Jazz world. What a coup to see him such a small and intimate venue. We seem to have a knack of finding great things to see and to, great timing of our visits also ...
... laid in bed, Kaitlyn groaning through the pain and me worrying, until about 1:30a when the pain got to be too much and too familiar to past incidents so we rushed to the emergency room at Tulane Medical Center.
Upon arrival we were greeted not by hospital staff but by a gentleman also waiting to be admitted to the ER. A couple of police officers were also present, all looking on as one hospital attendee tried to coax a homeless woman off ...
... get into lots of gigs this way by negotiating outside. However this is so jammy it bears repeating.. We got in to see The Cure, in New Orleans, at Halloween weekend for 25 bucks each.
The Cure are the poster boys of Goth rock, and the city of New Orleans has strong connections with Vampires. It was a good fit, and Robert Smith mentioned many songs were written about the city. I've seen them before but Rachelle hadn't so it was great for her. It was ...