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- Posted on Apr 25th 2010 4:00PM by Charley Rogulewski
"It's not that the mike is not on," Garfunkel explained to the crowd, almost a warning for his big solo vocal entrance on the set list's 'Scarborough Fair.' "It's just that the voice is a little elusive, but I wasn't going to not come down to New Orleans Jazz Fest," he said. Despite the setback, Simon & Garfunkel trudged on, getting creative during a twangy 'Mrs. Robinson' that segued into 'Not Fade Away' and back again.
In a nod to the nearby Blues Tent, the duo dirtied up their usually peppy 'Keep the Customer Satisfied.' But Garfunkel would take a break during the set, leaving Simon with the rest of the band on stage for a handful of solo songs including 'Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes' and 'The Only Living Boy in New York.'
Garfunkel returned for 'The Boxer,' appreciative that the crowd was putting up with his lagging voice. As he struggled, the crowd helped lift him through with their chorus of support. As the sun set, things ended on a high note in true New Orleans style -- with lots of horns -- as the two ripped through 'Cecilia.' It might not have been Simon & Garfunkel's 'The Concert in Central Park,' but the crowd left content, having crossed off a major act from their musical bucket list.
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