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Jeez It's The Cops

After our fun afternoon at French Quarter Fest, Roger and I made plans to hook up again later in the evening. We wanted to see my brother Dale's band, Grape Ape, play that night. Juannie had to work very early on Sunday morning so he opted to stay home after our busy day.

I met Roger and we marched on over to Buffa's Lounge for the show. The opening set went well. The crowd was enjoying the music and I hung out with that Rajuh, Renee, my sister-in-law, and some old friends of the family who came to the show.

The guys took a short break and then started the second set in rousing fashion. Not long into the first song, two New Orleans policemen strode into the bar. Renee was taking pictures of the band and jokingly snapped a photo of one of them. The officer did not look amused. I knew something was up.

As the guys ended the song, the bar's owner and/or manager came out and announced that the cops had shut down the music for the night due to noise complaints from the neighbors. At first, we were all stunned into silence. Then we broke into a loud burst of cheering that certainly did not further endear Buffa's to the neighborhood. We howled, clapped and hooted for several minutes. The owner and/or manager had to come out again to ask us to calm down so that she didn't go to jail. She did promise that this would not happen again because they were grandfathered in to have live music at that location. And she assured us that they would have all the proper documentation handy for all future shows.

I didn't take as many pictures as I'd hoped since the music ended so suddenly. I do like the silhouette of Dale playing bass guitar below.








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beccak1961
Apr. 25th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
What a wierd ending! I hope they get their paperwork together so they can have music.
silverdee
Apr. 25th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed! Especially since they are supposed to play again this coming Saturday night for the first Jazz Fest weekend.
weelisa
Apr. 25th, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
Oh, pul-lease! Who are you trying to kid? The cops were there because of your drunken rowdiness, young lady! ;0

I can just hear you now: Whattaya all lookin' at? Huh? *burp* Lemme tell you what your problem is. *hiccup* I don't have an attitude. You're the one with the ATTITUDE!
silverdee
Apr. 25th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
How well you know me! Actually all this time I've been posting entries from my cell. I'm lucky, though, I've got Zsa Zsa and Martha here to keep me company.
phoenix_anew
Apr. 25th, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thats the second place in N.O. I've heard about that got "busted" for complaints about noise. I sense contractors or some other new residents are moving into the area and not used to our normal naturally rowdy ways.
silverdee
Apr. 26th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
We were so taken aback by the whole thing. We'll see what happens this weekend during Jazz Fest.
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