Waterproofing Jazz Fest: Don't let the rain spoil your fun | nola.com

Photo Credit: Kathy Anderson / Times-Picayune

This story was originally printed in The Times-Picayune in April 2009. We've posted it here, so this year's Jazz Fest goers are prepared for possible rain.
No lightning, no problem. In fact, there's the bonus of smaller crowds. It might not make the festival happy, and we know it's a hardship for the vendors. On the other hand, nobody who easily gets a front-and-center spot at a main stage after a deluge is complaining about the up-close-and-personal view. Better than watching from 200 yards away on the jumbo video screen.

So here's what most fest goers learned for past rain experiences at Jazz Fest...

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