Amanda Shaw and the cute guys was phenomenal. I need to see her at a night gig sometime. She and her band are awesome. I believe she plays violin on Treme. I think every time we hear Annie, it's actually Amanda.
Djakout #1 of Haiti was good. It couldn't hold me, but I wasn't against what I heard.
The James Booker Piano Tribute in the Blues Tent was phenomenal. Joe Krown blew me away. I couldn't get to the whole thing, but I loved what I got. Joe Krown is going to be at Sullivan Hall on 5/27, and I just might have to check it out.
Cyndi Lauper was good. I have to admit her voice pitch isn't to my liking, but she has a great voice AND a great band. She had Charlie Musselwhite in her band. It's a blues band. I don't know if she did any of her hits that people in the crowd were shouting out.
I did the walkaround before leaving at about 6:30. I caught a little Wilco, some Maceo Parker, heard belting it out from the Blues Tent and thoroughly enjoyed the Three Stooges Brass Band at the Jazz & Heritage stage.
I was basically at the Fairgrounds 11-6:30 and out til 3:30 the night before. I ended up sleeping through most of the night. That was good so I could rest up for a full fest day.