hollyinpa wrote:So, how was it?
It was great, as always! Good weather, GREAT music! I missed The Atrium venue on the Pearl; the Jade had a strange little nightclubby area called the Medusa- big pillars, hard seats, cartoonish colors! I am ambivalent about the new ticketing system. I had to wait in line for shows that were a MUST for me and that made me miss other shows, but I don't think there is a perfect system with the number of artists, venues, passengers and different saltiness levels, so... all in all it was good - I saw the shows I wanted. Highlights for me were Brandi's shows, even more than usual. She did the Sail Away on the Pool Deck- loved that, Brandioke on the Pool Deck was SO fun, seeing people I knew, Mis and Joanne and then little Caroline stole the show! Brandi and Kacey were terrific - she introduced Kacey by deadpanning - "she killed my grandma".
The Mulligan Brothers were great, I saw several of their shows. Good Gospel Show on the Pool Deck- Bonnie Bishop, Sarah Polenz, Chuck Cannon, etc. (Nothing could top the 1st one with Kristy Lee). Chuck Cannon and John Paul White were stowaways. We relaxed a bit with 3 of the gourmet restaurant meals and had a great time. I lost at slots but had fun doing it! We drove to Tampa and then stopped at Destin Beach on the Gulf for a few days on the way back. Next year has the Pearl back out of New Orleans!