Billed as the Biggest Block Party in the world, the French Quarter in New Orleans is in full swing this weekend with whopping crowds. When they count the final numbers after tomorrow, I have no doubt this will be the largest crowd ever. We talked to one vendor who said that he had sold what he had prepared for today and tomorrow -- apparently he has a long night's work to get ready for tomorrows opening.
The picture is Dwayne Dopsie (pronounced doopsey) and the Zydeco Hellraisers -- an amazing, full energy show. A lot of hard beating favorite blues songs with a heavy bounce and lots of exclamation points. They quote a reviewer on their web site saying "Zydeco Powerhouse who plays high energy Zydeco at something approaching the speed of light."
I am hurting from a full day at the N'awlins fest -- they had about a dozen stages going simultaneously all over the French Quarter and Waldenberg Park -- so we did a lot of walking to take it all in.