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Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers Live at the French Quarter Festival
PHOTOS: DENNIS McDONOUGH
An appearance by Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers is nothing short of an experience. Blending high energy rock ‘n’ roll, rousing rockabilly and sometimes over-the-top theatrics, a rare set by the band is not too be missed. Led by saxophonist Aurora Nealand, as her alter ego Rory Danger, the band was on fire in front of a exultant crowd that doubled as a Greek chorus.
An MC of sorts introduced the afternoon’s theme and reappeared repeatedly with presentations. Note the misspelling on his clipboard.
Medals of dubious achievement were presented to each the musicians. Each award was hotly contested by Rory Danger. At the the end of the set, in a moment of pique, exhuberance and/or sheer idiocy, she jumped off the stage, hopped the police barricade and careened into the exhilerated crowd.
The final trophy, an absurdist, brutalist monument to the actual notion of achievement (I think that’s what was going on-but who knows?) was finally awarded to Rory Danger.