[Dixielandjazz] San Francisco Easter Parade

David Richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Sun Mar 27 18:25:54 PST 2005

It was rather strange - Union Street is probably the most "Yuppie" of 
any neighborhood in San Francisco - I walked around before the parade 
seeing nothing but well dressed young couples pushing baby carriages or 
herding their young'ns to the pony ride or juggling acts - very little 
of the typical San Francisco street types (maybe they were all over 
across town at Delores Park for the "Hunky Jesus Contest...")

Anyway, the band was at the very end of the parade, well received and 
the comments were quite favorable. It started raining quite hard just 
as we finished so we did not stick around too long. I noticed a lot of 
people singing along with the songs we played - there is still some 
general recognition of traditional jazz in SF decades after Turk and 

Dave Richoux
On Mar 27, 2005, at 5:45 PM, Steve barbone wrote:

> How did the St Gabriel Celestial's do in the Sodom by the Bay Parade 
> today?
> Taking a leaf from Wiggins book, we are starting our 5 piece N.O. Band 
> gig
> tomorrow at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City. 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
> Marching set-up though we play in a stationary location. Trumpet, 
> Trombone,
> Clarinet, Tuba and Snare drum. Yep, no chord instrument. There'll be 
> lots of
> horn harmony and a very N.O. Traditional feel with the New Orleans 
> tunes.
> Even some beads. :-) VBG.
> Had a ball today handing out bead necklaces to very young children 
> having
> brunch with their parents at THE STRIPED BASS restaurant in 
> Philadelphia.
> One young mother was really cute as she said "Oh, thank you for the 
> beads to
> my little Mardi Gras Girl." Then she turned very red and said: : "I 
> don't
> really mean that she is a Mardi Gras girl, er, um, I,  er," as she kept
> stammering. I laughed politely and said, "Would you like a necklace?" 
> Then
> we both cracked up.
> Packed house, New Orleans Brunch for the 4th week in a row. Gee, maybe 
> this
> will become a Philadelphia tradition?
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone
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