Monday, January 23, 2006

The Night the Lights Went Out in N.O.

Friday night, I joined a gaggle of pals to go see a friend's band play down on Frenchmen Street. It was a drizzly, wet night and shortly before the first set, the neighborhood's frail power grid gave up a the ghost. The lights flickered and went out, sending everything (once again) into blackness. Candles were lit, and the party went on. Sadly, the band had to take a rain check (they declined invitations to reinterpret their brand of modern, electric rock in four-part, a cappella harmony). Trips to the ink-black bathrooms were dodgy and slippery. But conversations thrived. It was weird and wonderful.

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