By Kichea S. Burt
It almost didn’t happen as a pop up storm turned very serious; collapsing stages, tearing apart vendor tents, damaging food booths and turning over Port-A-Potty’s, just an hour or so before the festival was scheduled to start on Friday evening. The festival’s opening had to be delayed until the next day and crews worked late into Friday night to rebuild stages and vendor tents, food booths, etc. with help from volunteers from the neighborhood.
Amazingly the music started as scheduled Saturday morning. As musicians burned up the stages along the banks of Bayou St John, in record breaking heat, many audience members listened as they floated along or swam in the bayou. The Bayou Boogaloo Festival was a sight to see and we are so glad that Data was there!!!