Jazz Fest Day 5: We're Turning the Floor of This Race Track Into a Mud Pit

Thursday's rain on top of last weekend's rain on top of this week's rain left the Fair Grounds such a mess that opening Friday was delayed an hour to give Jazz Fest workers a chance to bring in more dirt, more straw, and try to stabilize the muddy mess. Unfortunately, there was only so much that could be done, and the efforts were largely invisible, or noticeable only to those who knew what the Fair Grounds were like around 8 that morning.