13 Apr "It’s Raining": AOS Sponsors Irma Thomas at French Quarter Fest 2015
Three out of four days of the 2015 French Quarter Fest were soaked in rain, but our spirits at AOS were not dampened one bit. For the second year in a row AOS was the sponsor of Irma Thomas‘s performance on the Abita Stage. We shut down the office early on Friday, April 10th and the team headed down to the festival for some fun on the Riverfront.
We arrived in the middle of a delightful set by the Dixie Cups. The beloved New Orleans trio harmonized through a lineup filled with hits including “Sea Cruise,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Going to the Chapel,” their hit that shot to No. 1 in 1964. The sisters tossed plastic Mardi Gras cups and beads into the crowd while singing “Iko Iko” and then closed out with a heartwarming version of “God Bless America” that they dedicated to the armed forces.
Then it was time for the highlight of our day. After being introduced by our very own Rebecca Cooley and Caroline Hayes, the Soul Queen of New Orleans brought her classic (and suddenly extra-appropriate) “It’s Raining” to the top of her set list when the clouds darkened overhead. She showered us with a memorable performance right before we all had to take cover. Even with the weather delay, we all agree that it was a fantastic day!