All that jazz
Okay, I confess. I am in a playful mood this morning. Feeling real New Orleansie (just made that one up). I had fun playing around with this picture in Gimp and Picassa to set in the black background -- gets rid of all that distraction.
Trying to get that real jazzy feel. This is the Storyville Stompers playing at a party we were at about a couple months ago. I was reminded of this shot in my archives by last week's event -- The International Council of Shopping Centers was here and Harrah's Casino threw a reception for the delegates (along with a few economic development groups. The festivities started at the Hilton Riverside Hotel, where a jazz band met the party goers and led them in true New Orleans street parade style over to the casino. It was true New Orleans -- a slow march that you would call lanquid if it was so full of joy and happy sounds. The band turns side to side more than it steps forward -- to make sure everyone is in the party.
Anyway. Since, I was still feeling the glow, I thought you would like a taste.
-- steve buser
Some more groups having fun today on City Daily Photos
Bolivian Dancers, NouBarris Quarter, Barcelona -- Barcelona Photoblog
Inside River -- Buena Aires Daily
Identity Crisis Nottingham Daily Photo
Be sure to check out Pixel Eyed today. See the hint over on the left.