Only once did I almost drop my phone while frenetically taking photos during Memphis in May. I was shooting and the phone slipped out of my hand, but, miraculously, I caught it. The person I was taking the photo of said, “Good save!”
I feel like I took 100s of photos at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Beale Street Music Festival.
I asked Memphis in May vice-president of marketing Robert Griffin to say a few words about the festivals:
“After great attendance at Beale Street Music Festival, including another sold-out Sunday, and huge crowds at World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, we’re looking to close out the month with a spectacular salute to Memphis with the Celebrate Memphis bicentennial event. There’s so much excitement surrounding this birthday celebration. The Mid-South is anticipating it as much as we are.”
That event will be at 3 p.m. May 25th in Tom Lee Park. Another festival! Music, fireworks, an air show, and the Mighty Lights Show.
Meanwhile, here’s a sampling of faces I encountered at the music and barbecue festivals: