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    If you could travel back in time and give your newbie self the one piece (or more, if you’re feeling especially generous) of advice about Jazz Fest that you’ve learned through the years, what would it be?

  • #2
    See all the old guys. Read the forum.Hotel advice from Swag. Eat anything with crawfish.

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    • #3
      Get a brass pass, and make sure to see some interviews in the grandstands. And I agree, see the older performers...

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      • #4
        Definitely see anybody who might not be there next time. Drink lots of free Kentwood water, it'll cost later. Get a brass pass. Eat more, drink less.

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        • #5
          Take your time getting to and into the Fairgrounds-half the fun is outside the gates, Esplanade, Liuzza's by the track, Brooks Seahorse Saloon, Sopranos on Ursullines, street/house vendors, and especially the buskers. Mix it up with the locals before you enter. Go early to soak in that vibe and catch a good buzz(ice cold Bud Light) before you rum half pint Mango Freeze in going directly to the Heritage Stage. Bring in your sealed water too and refill. Tip well asking for ice to keep the handful of beers you buy cold to maintain that buzz edible. Paddock imports and a dozen oysters. Grandstand cool down. Avoid camping out at either MainStage your first trip, sample the musical buffet outside your comfort zone. Pour water over your head to keep cool. Scream, shout, and jump about! Jazzfest and Daze betwixt, extra Daze is Citywide, don't feel compelled to do your entire "Jazzfest" at The Fairgrounds. Partying is a lifestyle, not an event. Teetertotter could impart an opus but will spare you and the cognoscenti, this outing. Happy Jazzfest!

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          • #6
            Wear your hiking sandals or banged up sneakers.
            Make friends with the THs
            Don't pack too much shit each day. Just a few essentials.
            It's ok to have a slow day. Take it easy, grab a seat someplace, no fomos allowed.

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            • #7
              Strike up conversations when you can and don't be afraid to look uninformed. One such chat back in aught 9 (and not exactly my first Fest) tipped me off to this little local pickup group called the Noontime Disrupters, or the Late Night Disbursements, or something like that. But they were really cool.

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              • #8
                I got food poisoning from those grandstand oysters. May don't have an R in it.

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                • #9
                  Go slow and pay attention. See Galactic and Anders and Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians. Eat the Trout Baquet and have a strawberry smoothie.

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                  • #10
                    Travel very light, there are first aid tents if you need anything, take a rest in the Grandstand with air conditioning, if you need. Get the lay of the land. Highlight everyone though want to see, then throw it away. Get a helinox chair. Stop by Ms. Lena's Zulu beer tent to meet some of us .

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