Friday, May 8, 2009

T.G.I.F. With French Rockin' Boogie !

There was a beautiful breeze tonight at the T.G.I.F. Downtown Alive, weekly block party at Parc International. Although any breeze is very unusual for May in Louisiana, it took the edge off the heat that was building up on the dance floor. With thousands dancing to the hot, hypnotic beat of Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie. It was just the perfect thing for those of us who may have had a stressful work week and for those just wanting to relax with family and friends It is better known as a fais do do, (fay- dough-dough) or street dance and described as one big,  giant happy hour.


The spirited crowd was really jamming to the traditional zydeco tunes that this popular band is famous for. Zydeco dancing is a very aerobic activity and is very helpful in burning off the many calories consumed in a typical Cajun meal. This is one of the secrets of being a Cajun that you will learn about by hanging around in Cajun Country. Dancing is good for the soul, as well as the body. To dance to a great band, to great music, with my friends and family, on a regular basis, is perhaps one my favorite pastimes. Next to eating delicious fresh gulf seafood, like this shrimp poboy that was my dinner tonight. Ca cest' bon! After while crocodile! Let the good times roll. cher!

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2 comments:

Lover of Life said...

I loved this post! Dancing is one of my favorite things to do and to see everyone having such a good time makes me happy just to watch it! And from the looks of that po' boy, I can see why you dance. Yum.

Marguerite said...

Lover of Life- So glad you enjoyed the post. You might just have to put Cajun Country on the top of your places to travel in the South list. Have a Happy Mother's Day !