Photos by Sally Asher, Tulane University staff photographer
Jazzfest is incomparable: A letter to the editor
Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 5:50 AM
By Letters to the Editor
Like the city itself, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival defies description. Because it appeals to all the senses, it can only be experienced.
There are those who will always complain about the prices, the heat, the lines, the crowds and on and on. But the fact remains that we really are blessed to live in a place like nowhere else.
We know how it feels to be in the Gospel Tent amidst unprecedented talent offered up by spiritually inspired voices, rising in unison, higher and higher, touching you, drawing you in and creating unforgettable memories in the moment.
We know what it is to stand in the sunlight on a perfect spring day as the Mardi Gras Indians, adults as well as children, parade before you, representing a unique cultural tradition passed down through generations, displaying costumes unsurpassed in beauty, talent and creativity.
It is for these things and so much more that we come for, year after year, no matter what age or from what country. You can't put a price on it. If you don't get it, you never will.