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May 14, 2012

Sights, sounds of Big Easy sometimes come in pairs

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TAHLEQUAH —

At some point between bands, there began a murmuring in the crowd – the utterance of phrases like “Oh, my god!” and “Look at THAT!” Even if you had looked only peripherally, you couldn’t have missed it: the most monstrous set of implants we had ever seen. Even for New Orleans, this woman was over the top. Literally. A movement of half an inch in either direction would have negated my claim to have not witnessed nudity in New Orleans.
The men around us were staring, but not in lust. It was more like fascination, puzzlement, or even horror. People were taking photos with cameras and cell phones, like paparazzi pressing the red carpet at the Oscars. Folks without cameras or cells were writing down their email addresses for the paparazzi, in hopes of getting their own copies to share with friends back home. I did get a shot myself, which I posted on Facebook, only to be accused of using Photoshop to enhance it. But I’m not that good with Photoshop, and besides, I have witnesses.
We did not see the monsters Sunday, when the crowd – mainly there for the Foo Fighters – was much younger. There weren’t nearly as many sideshows, unless you count the fascinating array of tattoos on the fans or Dave Grohl’s creative and frequent use of the eff word.
I returned Tuesday with about 5 extra pounds, a depleted bank account and a viral-worthy photo. And, of course, the memories of a fantastic show by The Eagles, the Foo Fighters and others. Not too shabby for an old gal.
Kim Poindexter is managing editor of the Tahlequah Daily Press.

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