It is the morning of the second full day of the IBC here in Memphis and what a ride. Wed night the International showcase was fantastic, a concert with all of the acts from outside of the US. 12 countries are represented from 5 continents. I was most impressed with the duo from Germany. Last night the first round of the semi-finals.
Host George Ingmire takes in the sweet, soul-stirring sounds of Matt Lemmler, followed by the vocal magic and wit of the Pfister Sisters. Along the way, we meet up with Mr. Mardi Gras, Blaine Kern, for a look back on half a century of float building.