Is there life on this forum? I'm a writer and blogger who atended all 7 days and wrote a post for each. I'm about to do a final recap, but pretty much the two best performances were Anders Osborne, who was out of his mind, and Trombone Shorty, who wasn't phased at all by being handed the closing spot.
They biggest gripe is that the could provide cardboard for the masses to get over the muddy ditches. There were boards for the premium viewing area up front, but with hundreds of thousands of people buying tickets, surely they could afford plywood for the average ticket holder. Plywood!!!
Billy Joel was best superstar. His voice and playing are still amazingly exact!
My reviews start at http://www.myyearofmardigras.com/2013/04/29/jazzfest-2013-day-1/