We made the trek over to Scene Bacardi, just in time to catch "The Bluerunners Band" reunion show and they were really getting down, cher! Their fabulous Cajun-Zydeco-Punk-Rock- Gutbucket Blues style is off the charts! The crowd really enjoyed this rare performance. We sure miss you guys! This one's for you, Robert!
After all that dancing , I was ready for a nice frozen drink. I spotted the Fat Tuesday booth, (New Orleans Daiquiris) and had to make a decision about what to order. I made a new friend, while waiting in line. She was from Florida and ordered a Pina Colada and I got the Strawberry Daiquiri ! This was just heavenly, along with a beautiful breeze blowing in. We had such beautiful weather, for this year's festival, and it was really a pleasure be outdoors, so much. Especially to dance to live music, outdoors! So much FUN!!!
Then, it was time for a little Cajun cuisine, before the next show that I was really excited about seeing. The Pavilion de Cuisine was mobbed and there were long lines to wait in. But I knew what I wanted and that was a plus, and it gave me a chance to make a few phone calls, so I didn't mind waiting. This little guy, (on left) was handling the serving for his family's booth, at the Antler's Restaurant food booth. From left to right, that's crawfish etouffee, rice, and corn mache choux! Oh divine, cher! And a crawfish poboy from Bon Creole booth was excellent, too!
Then, we were ready to head back to Scene Bacardi, to see the legendary, Grammy nominated, "Henry Gray and the Cats". This band is one of the best New Orleans Blues bands in history, and they were really rockin' and rollin' the crowd!! Henry is 84 years young and has performed all over the country and the world for the last 30 years, and has been instrumental in "keeping the blues alive! Crank it up, cher!
Henry Gray and The Cats
After this great show, I left my friends , to walk over to the TV5 Monde Stage, where one of my dear daughter's, favorite bands were scheduled to play. I figured that I would find her there and sure enough , I did. A large part of this area was shady and many were taking a little siesta, before the band came on.
A short while later, Radio Radio, a half/ electro and half/ hip-hop group, from Quebec, took the stage and had the 20 somethings really dancing and wanting to tymer, all night long! My phone rang and it was mon cher amis calling to let me know that they were at the old Stan's Downtown, chillin' on the patio, and listening to a fantastic Cajun-Rock band.
So, I high-tailed it over there, and joined them! This fine group was playing on Stan's Downtown's patio and they were really kickin'! We had a round of cold drinks while we absorbed their eclectic style. Didn't get their name, but they sure were good! Let the good times roll, cher!