Jazz in the Garden
At the end of my shift at the Sun Sentinel, I hit a dead end trying to get neighbors reactions to a murder suicide case in Dania Beach on Saturday. After being kicked out of the complex by security I headed out to Miami Gardens to cover the Jazz in the Garden music festival in my fellow journo Deborah Acosta.
This was given to us as a last minute assignment by the Miami Times so when we got there we were surprised that they had sent two of their own to cover the event instead. If there is one thing I’ve learned about being a journalist it is being able to talk your way through any situation. And that’s what we did—successfully.
Although we were limited to the media tent I did manage to sneak past security and film Eryrah Badu and Common as they performed. The night actually turned out to be so much fun. Aside from enjoying the music from my favorite artists, we found some free Pollo Tropical food on the sneak tip behind the media tent and we filmed Eryrah and Common’s press interview.
We left around 1am and although we were exhausted the 14 hour day was well worth it. I’ll post the event video soon but in the mean time here is a pic I took with my iphone.