Music fans brave storm for Gulf Aid concert

By The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Music fans braved a torrential rainstorm in New Orleans for a benefit concert raising money for fishermen affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Ani DiFranco, Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with Mos Def, headlined the “Gulf Aid” concert Sunday.

The Gulf Relief Foundation is a nonprofit formed in the spill’s aftermath. It says its beneficiaries would include the region’s seafood industry and the restoration of coastal wetlands.

Clay Latime of New Orleans and her partner, Mindy Milam say they fear the spill’s toll on wetlands will further erode the region’s first line of defense against a hurricane.

Milam says she just keeps think it’s a very bad dream.