Monday, October 12, 2009

Festival Finale' + Dancin' in the Mud

Heavy overnight rains turned the final day of Festival Acadiens et Creole into a bit of a mud bath, and a good pair of boots was needed to maneuver the muddy terrain. However, the mud did not dampen the spirits of this group of Cajuns, in the least, and the show and the dancing went on! A testament to a Cajun's love of a good party, no matter what!


Many others opted for bare feet, if they were doing some serious dancing. And some serious dancing was going on, indeed, as you can see for yourself. It would take a lot more than a little rain and mud to stop these Cajuns from having their good time!


Some really got into it because after all, mud does wash off, and it will be another long year before this festival returns. The lovely blonde in the photo is my dear daughter, and let me tell you, she was dancing up a storm with this guy from New Orleans! I took a lot of videos and will be posting them, here and there, for a long while to come! A Cajun Woodstock, indeed! Now do you know what it means to be a Cajun?

Saturday- Balfa Toujours
video

Sunday- Lost Bayou Ramblers

video

15 comments:

judi said...

I watched both, now I need to go eat!
That is a work out!

The Things We Carried said...

Here from Eddies. Love the Cajun Woodstock description!

auverset said...

Love it!

Angie Ledbetter said...

...oh me-o, my-o!

ANULAL said...

A nice dance for a healthy life!

John said...

Looks like mud wrestling is a new southern sport.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

What fun!! I'll be staying in Lafayette Friday night, would you like to meet in person? :)

Kat said...

We were in New Orleans over the weekend, visiting family. I was not there thirty minutes when they brought a 30" shrimp po boy to the house from up the road and OH MY! It was so goooooooooood. It had something like a tartar sauce spread on it with hundreds of shrimp and those fried onions and pickles on the french bread!
We also got the Saturday night rain and we woke up to the house being surrounded by water!! We were on the West Bank, but I guess with all the rain, it just wasn't draining fast enough, but eventually it did. It was like Katrina Deja Vu!! We had a wonderful time and visit with family.

Marguerite said...

Judi- Yes, it is quite a work out! Especially the Zydeco dancing. So much more fun than going to the gym.

The Things We Carried- Welcome and thanks so much for visiting! It was like Woodstock, with the mud and all. So much fun!

auverset- Merci, cher! So glad you liked it! You know how the Cajuns are?

Angie- Son of a gun, we're gonna have big fun .... Wish you could've been here, cher!

ANULAL- Thanks! Dancing is a healthy activity and will keep you in good shape.

John- No wrestling, just dancing! A little mud never hurt anyone. :)

Carol- Wow, I would love to, if I'm in town! I may be going to New Orleans to meet up with another blog friend. I'll let you know, soon!

Kat- Sounds like you had a blast! And that Poboy sounds divine! It was a lot of rain, but at least it came overnight and didn't ruin the fun!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, what an absolutely wonderful time it must have been!!! it was truly wonderful just watching the videos and stompin' around my little bedroom to the music!!! thanks so much for sharing it all, cher!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Your daughter is a cutie. I tell you, you guys sure know how to live it up.

Marguerite said...

gypsy- So glad you enjoyed it, cher! It was my pleasure to share it with you. Can't wait till you hear the next one!

Elizabeth- Thanks, she's my baby girl and she's so smart, too! Yes we do, cher!!

Babzy said...

Very funny :)

Jo said...

My goodness, I don't know anyone who knows how to have fun like you do...! Wonderful!

And I love your new masthead. :-)

Marguerite said...

Babzy- So glad you liked the videos! Thanks for dropping by.

Jo- Camasava, cher! It's great to see you! Merci for the lovely compliments and for visiting!