Tony Lucca checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@tonylucca) on Friday (July 31), talking about performing at The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans with The Revivalists. ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ alum writes:
Played New Orleans last night and actually got a chance to walk around a bit before the show. the venue was too far from the French Quarter to walk, being that it was probably 95 degrees with about 70% humidity. as well, the Quarter is usually the only part of New Orleans I’m ever able to visit anyway. instead, I strolled through the warehouse district and came upon the Canal Street Historic District. I remember that this was where most of the reporting took place during Hurricane Katrina. I recalled the images of National Guard tanks rolling through the streets, military commanders shouting orders, troops with rifles at the ready. like so many, I was glued to the tube for the weeks that followed that horrible calamity. I still get worked up just thinking about the nightmare that was the Bush administration and just how blatant their disregard was for helping the people of Louisiana. here in Baton Rouge, my friend told me that they went from a city of 300,000 people to a city of 1,000,000 almost overnight. that’s unimaginable!