One of the highlights was after the fest heading uptown with my hosts Tyler and Leeds and seeing the Soul Rebels at Tippitinas. Suddenly, half way though the set the drummer announces a special guest from outer space. It can't be. Or could it. Sure enough George Clinton and Parliament swarm the stage.
Then I notice Paul Shaeffer from Letterman is jamming on the keys. It was insane.
But during FLASHLIGHT the techs at Tips pull the plug on George's mic and even Paul's keyboard cause they have a new band coming on. Pulling the plug on parliament? What are you insane? It's a goddamn crime.
But George doesn't give a shit and just keeps singing. Gotta hand it to Paul cause he kept jamming without electricity. Eventually they muscle 'em off. But before they leave my producer Scott Franklin managed to buy George a drink and document some proof.
Four dozen Oysters later, and two slices of Pecan Pie I am ready to return to the cut...