Friday, June 12, 2009

Cajun (T.G.I.F.) Lagniappe' w/ The Bayou Boys



Friday means party time in Cajun Country, and this week is no exception. That's right, a special, lagniappe' edition, (make-up, rain-out show), starring Acadiana's own "Bayou Boys" continued the 25th anniversary edition of Downtown Alive, tonight in downtown Lafayette. It was a great surprise, since last Friday was supposed to be the last concert of the Spring series. Starting to get too hot for outdoor dancing, so for the next few months we'll have to find a nice air conditioned dance hall to dance in, which is not a problem here in Cajun Country.





 We started out at Agave Mexican Grille and Cantina for a Margarita happy hour and a fabulous dinner of Grilled Seafood Fajitas. Despite the hot weather we've been having, (inching up into the mid-nineties), there was a huge crowd at tonight's T.G.I.F. block party in Parc Sans Souci. You never know who you're going to run into at this event or what person from your past, that you haven't seen in 20 years, is going to pop up. Old friends, new friends, and family know that they can catch up on the latest at the T.G.I.F block party with just about everyone they know and ever knew once. That's part of the fun of this Cajun tradition.




Once the sun started going down, the dancing started getting hot and you could almost see steam coming off the dance floor. The last hoorah until September for Downtown Alive. The mood was almost frantic, as everyone who had a stressful work week started to unwind. The hotter than Habenero, Bayou Boys were really jammin' and playing their Louisiana Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and R&B blend of fantastic dance music. We partied with these guys for Mardi Gras and they are a blast, cher! Have a fabulous, fun weekend, my dear bloggie friends! Let the good times roll!!
The Bayou Boys

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9 comments:

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Love your new banner photo!!! So vibrant...just like YOU! I can understand why you move indoors for dancing during the summer...humidity is much too high in Cajun Country for outdoor summer dances!!!! Enjoy your last hurrah, my dear friend!!!! This post makes me smile!! Sending you love...take care of yourself, and I'll catch up with you again later!!! ~Janine XO

Marguerite said...

Merci Beaucoup, cher amis. Having good air conditioning and pools are absolute necessities, here in Cajun Country. When the heat becomes unbearable, in August, I plan to retreat to my house on the coast of Maryland. Have a wonderful summer!!!

Jo said...

You know what? You have waaaaaay to much fun! Where do I sign up?

Vancouver is a lovely city, but rather conservative. I would love to live where you live. I think I would fit right into Cajun country.

Party on! :-)

Owen said...

Pecan Pie Brownies ??? Oh bayou, sounds like heaven !

Marguerite said...

Jo- There's no such thing as too much fun!! I think that you would fit right in, too. I know a couple from Michigan, who came down for a festival in their RV and never left! (except to go back and pack their belongings). lol

Angie Ledbetter said...

You're definitely living the dream!

Marguerite said...

Owen- The are heavenly and sinful at the same time!

Angie- I've been living the dream since I was born, as my parents were going to Cajun dances back then and would take me along. :)

moses said...

The Bayou Boys plays good.... good music gives joy and happiness!

Marguerite said...

Moses- Thank you very much for visiting and welcome to Cajun Country! So glad you enjoyed the music.