The crowds were huge. Joints were passed openly & beer was overflowing. The lines were horribly long to get in, get food and to get to restrooms. The entertainment lineup was nice, but there should have been a limit on the crowd and the beer. Drunken adults were throwing beer cans at resting patrons. Beale Street itself was a bevy of drunks. Police guided crowds and cars at lights as drivers attempted to keep it between the lines. It was one of the worst festivals I've ever attended. I spoke with locals to see if it was always as such, and they assured me it was that bad if not worse each year.
Pros: Great Music, Good Food, Street entertainers
Cons: Heavy crowds, Excessive Booze, Poorly organized