New Orleans

This was our fourth visit to the New Orleans French Quarter Festival, and the first since Katrina. While many people and many parts of the City have not recovered from that hurricane (and Rita, which followed close behind), the Festival certainly had. It is still a friendly, free gathering, where all the bands and many of the crowds are locals. We love it! We also have some FQF photos from 2002 on our old website.

We took over 300 shots; I hope these are the best ones. Starting with a couple of mood-setting photos, we move to the Zatarain stage at the Old US mint. This is where you hear Zydeco and Cajun bands and see the locals showing us how to dance. We then move to the riverfront to watch the Abita stage and the Harrah Pavilion. Since what you wear is part of the enjoyment, we captured some notable tea-shirts and made a study in Festival headgear. We hope you enjoy them.

French Quarter Festival, 2008