NEW ORLEANS—It's a weekend many New Orleanians look forward to and this year the celebration seems to have started a little earlier.
Some people in the city started their weekend early. "It's more busy that it was last year. Yes." This isn't the first time Michelle Knight has volunteered at the French Quarter Fest. This year, though, she's participating in a taste test. "Rouses makes the best crawfish ever," she says.
"Is it always like this here?" Mark Neumann is from Dallas, Texas and may start getting Abita Amber delivered to the Lone Star state. "Never heard of them. Purple Haze .. "
But add to the beer and food -- amazing Louisiana sounds to dance to and enjoy. But get your spot early -- crowds are getting big.
The French Quarter Festival runs through this weekend.