Festival staff members are sketching out alternatives that would allow the internationally acclaimed event to function in a socially distanced environment. That could even mean hosting Festival out of city limits or in scattered locations.
From official food vendors sprinkled around the Festival footprint to Downtown bars and restaurants, the people who make up the Festival food economy are figuring out ways to serve the community and keep the spirit alive.
Stafford and the other volunteers who came to RAM’s rescue realized that to keep a foreign group of musicians in the country legally, you had to keep them working, as in performing and gigging.
The gist: Festival International is a sensory overload. Try to do too much, and you end up doing nothing at all. Here are our picks (mostly Christiaan’s) of what to do, see, eat and hear at the Cajun Coachella — if you only have the time or energy to choose one thing for each of the essential Festival urges.