Since it did not seem like this was going to happen during the middle part of the day, it was more overcast than not - I decided to go back to N/S Claiborne Avenue to photograph under the 1-10 East highway where the light from the sun wasn't as important to get good photo's.
Now when I went to take the other photo's see article below called A CULTURE OF "COMMUNITY" 4/20/2007, it was during the week and there were a few cars parked there, mostly empty, and a few people working on their cars or just hanging out talking with each other.
Nothing like what I experienced and saw yesterday as I walked through. Hundreds of people and cars lined up under the 1-10 East Highway. With the highway traffic roaring and rumbling above, the people below laughed, talked animatedly, danced, and listened to music playing from their cars. A big b.b.q. pit had been set up on the South Claiborne side (?) I get them mixed up, and the police had blocked off parts of the street to traffic, a crowd had gathered around but I did not walk over to see what they were all watching, as the awesome street art had captured my heart and attention on this day.
Either way, as I was perceiving all of these things in my very empathic consciousness, I felt overwhelmingly in my body and my heart, the absolute joy of "community" in those gathered together and was glad to have the experience - even as a passing tourist.