My adventures at the Essence Music Festival...where do I begin. I left town on Thursday, because I wanted to go to the Steve Harvey Morning Show on Friday and it started at 5:30 am. So I wanted to be well rested. I have been to New Orleans, but never to the festival. Let me just say I had a great weekend. Of course Friday I missed the the SHMS...I overslept..lol...but I got out the room in time to go to the Convention Center at 10:00. When we arrived I didn't really know what to expect. I was so overwelhemed! There were so many people and so many booths to visit. Stars were everywhere!!! My head was moving back and forth because I wanted to see everything.. My first stop was the Ford Stage because Boris Kojo was there...he looked so good!!! lol
We visited the Visa Sound booth and we met Biz Markee
There was so much to do a the festival. My friend won tickets to the concert on Friday night...so we went to see Usher....my camera died so I didn't get to take any pictures of Usher. He did a wonderful job.....from now on any time he is in concert, I will go see him because he did the darn thang!!! lol...
The highlight of my trip was Sunday Night...I got to see Doug E Fresh in the Superlounge....OMG!!! he has not aged one bit...he looked so good!!! I was just in pure shock...I LOVE HIM...lol He really gave the people what they wanted....
The other highlight of my night was New Edition....and yes all 6 were there...you heard me!!! Bobby Brown was on the scene....people was screaming "Bobby" in their Whitney Houston voice...lol Those guys put on a good show...I became hoarse because I was screaming and knew every song that they sang...It was great!!!
My last highlight was Mary J Blige...she did a great job!! and she had on high heels...she was jumping around on that stage for about 2 hours and was still moving......awesome...
Lets talk about Bourbon Street: one word...FILTHY....lol...I am so serious...Its really sad though...I was told by a local that the only people down there acting wild and crazy are the darn tourist....lol...It was crazy...people grabbing your hand....touching on you and stuff like that...now don't get me wrong I have been to New Orleans before...and yes I have been on Bourbon Street...but I have always gone during the fall...so not as many people as it was at the Festival...so I had to get my karate chop on...and of course...someone had to touch my hair.....and you know that is my pet peeve...so I had to go straight hood on some folks...lol I think the tourist feel like that is how you are supposed to act on Bourbon Street. That you have to forget any sense you have and just loose control. NOT!!! you don't have to do that to have a good time.
So to sum my trip up....I had a great time....I had great roommates and travel mates. The only thing I didn't like about the trip...(keep in mind, I didn't plan the trip, I jumped in on a trip already planned)...was that we stayed 15 minutes away from the hotel. We didn't stay downtown. So that was an inconvenience, trying to find a parking space and having to pay for parking...We didn't have the opportunity to go back to the room during the day to rest, so we left the room at 10am and didn't return until around 4 if we had to go to the concert or by 7pm. One thing that I bought that was a must have....I bought a portable fan from Brookstone...it had a strap to wear around your neck.....it was much needed especially walking down Bourbon Street...it was very HAWT!!!!
Well that is pretty much everything in a nutshell. I can't reveal all the things we did in New Orleans...because what is done in New Orleans....stays in New Orleans.... :-))
|some of the girls that I went to NO with|
|Jill Scott....she is so beautiful....|
|we wanted to eat here but the line was too long...soooo we just took a picture...lol|