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New Orleans loves to have a great time with plenty of food, fun, drinks and great music, and not even gray skies with the hint of pending rain could stop thousands of people from flocking to the Fair Grounds for the opening of Jazz Fest on Friday.

With country star and "American Idol" judge Keith Urban set to headline and take the stage later in the day, New Orleans was set to have a good old-fashioned roundup and start the two-weekend festival off right.