I had a great time! I checked out the various bands playing on and off Bourbon St. It was interesting. First, why the hell do they have rock bands playing on Bourbon St? Thats not what you go down there to see. That was a bit of a disappointment. As for the actual blues and jazz bands I saw, they were great. The two that really stood out to me were "The All Purpose Blues Band" and "Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters". I saw A.P.B.B. at Club 544 on Bourbon. They just seem to be having a blast up there. They joke around alot, and the fun they are having is infectious and really comes through when they are playing. Their main singer Big Willie is something else. Very engaging front man. As for Big Al and the Blues Masters. I saw them at the Funky Pirate on Bourbon. Big Al has great voice and knows how to interact with the crowd. The musicians that make up the Blues Masters are top notch. If you ever get down to New Orleans I highly recommend checking these two bands out. I got a chance to talk both bass players, and I am thinking of sending them some questions about what its like being a full time musician on Bourbon. If I do, I will submit it here to see if Paul can post it as an article for us. I think there would be some very cool insight for us. By the way, I was wearing my TB hoodie and both bass players commented on it. I of course gave a plug for TB. Who knows, maybe will get some new members? Anyway, these two bands get the Vegaas seal of approval. And I dont think all the Hurricanes and Hand Gernades I was drinking had any influence on my perception of these bands.