Yes, I am in New Orleans for a work trip. Fortunately, my conference ended at 6:00. Kermit Ruffins started playing at Vaughan's at 8:00ish.
|in some ways, I never travel alone|
Like most white people living in the suburbs outside of Louisiana, I first heard about Kermit Ruffins thanks to the power of HBO and their series Treme.* And that was more or less who showed up for the Thursday night gig at Vaughan's, I'd hazard. Me and a bunch of other 20-30something folks who wanted to see THE Kermit Ruffins.
Well, as it turns out, Kermit and Friends put on one of the best shows I've seen in years, and I had to leave at what I took to be the mid-point so I'd be in some condition to get to my conference tomorrow.
|if you squint, that's Kermit there in the middle|
Now, I rest.
Have a good Friday, y'all.