New Orleans. God's thrown everything at that city but a plague of locusts, and they're still dancing. To quote a Thomas Dolby song – one which, not coincidentally, takes place in New Orleans – there is a spirit here that won't be broken, which explains why New Orleans is one of the few cities in America to host more than one major music festival each year. We've been hearing about Jazzfest from our friends for years, and this year, we grew tired of getting second-hand stories. Greg Schwartz, Bullz-Eye's official concert hound of the southwest region, spent five days in the Big Easy and took everything the city threw at him, even when it meant gigs that ended shortly before five in the morning. That is not a typo.