New Orleans Jazz Fest

Greetings From Jazz Fest

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The Gentilly entrance to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Patrick Jarenwattananon/NPR hide caption

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Hello! from a ... well, fair-to-middling opening day at the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival 2010, weather-wise.

As I type, a bolt of lightning has just struck somewhere in the area and rain showers are falling moderatelypouring down. And enthusiasm on the fairgrounds — that is, the massive horse racetrack complex here in New Orleans — has dampened somewhat.

But for an overcast moment, the lawn chair armada did get a chance to decamp, the cozies to fill with Miller Lite cans, the flags and regalia to unfurl, the peanut vendors to stroll about, and the bands to play. Updates from music that Josh Jackson and I have caught so far, soon to come.

And as you know, you can follow @blogsupreme (me) and @checkoutjazz (Josh) on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates. Now, back out into the damp and the music.

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