Sunday, October 10, 2010

Festival Acadiens Fun - Part I

We had an absolute bon ton at the kick-off party for Festival Acadiens, on Friday evening, at Parc International in downtown Lafayette. The Lost Bayou Ramblers were rockin' the crowd, and the dancers were really cutting the rug!



On Saturday, the party moved over to Girard Park for the first day of the 28th annual Festival Acadiens et Creole. Gorgeous, summer-like weather brought out thousands of festival goers and you cannot imagine the fun that was being had!


The main stage, Scene Ma Louisiane, had a terrific musical  line-up, and was partially in the shade. With temps. around 90 degrees, this was a major attraction.


The drink booths were working overtime and the Bayou Food Festival was serving up more than a few Cajun delights. Here were a few of my faves.




The third stage, La Salle De Danse was attracting a large crowd. It had a big tent, fans, and a wooden dance floor. A nice respite from the intense Louisiana sun.


Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys were getting down, cher and there was a whole lotta dancin' going on inside of that tent!


The dance area at Scene Heritage was in full afternoon sun, but that didn't stop these Cajuns from kickin' up some dust. They were pulling out all the stops for Roddie Romero and the Hub City Allstars! Burning off some calories, for sure!



Since this video was taken in full sun,  it's not the best quality, but will give you an idea of the nitty-gritty dancin that was going on, cher!. I took so many videos, that it's a miracle my camera didn't blow up!

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars


Now you know why we HAVE TO eat so many calories!! And we get to do it all over again, today! Oh the life of a Cajun is oh so FUN! Wish ya'll were here, but hope that you all are having a fun weekend, too! Merci beaucoup for stopping by! To be continued.........

19 comments:

ellen abbott said...

Oh man that looks like so much fun. I'm bouncing around here in my seat while they dance.

Pam said...

Fun, fun, fun!!! I can almost hear the music!

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Eddie Bluelights said...

I can see it's in the blood well and truly. The sheer enjoyment on the Cajun faces as they dance is great to see. Indeed, "Let the good times roll". Had my feet tapping as I saw the video but I need more exercise than that!! LOL Looking forward to parts 2 & 3. Hugs ~ Eddie

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

You have the most rollicking blog! I know that when I come here I should: have a full stomach, be prepared to smile, and have my pencil ready to jot down recipes.

judi said...

I need a cold one now! the band is hot, the food looks fantastic. I need a cold one NOW!

Magic of Spice said...

I wish I were there too...so much fun :) Love that you share all of your good times with us...Hugs :)

Joanne said...

What a grand time! And how perfect is that sunny weather, especially after last year's rain and dancing boots!

Drick said...

what? another fun weekend? you wear me out just reading of your adventures - keep it up ... love the po-boy and the bowl of sausage/beans... good eating...

Marguerite said...

ellen- Thanks, so glad you enjoyed it! It was sooo much fun! Lots more where that came from!

Pam- The festival music was awesome! It was all a blast and I'm so happy that I could share a little of it with you!

Fuat- So sorry, but the translator isn't working! But, thanks so much for your comment and for stopping by! I will visit soon.

Eddie- Merci, you are right about that! It is pure joy and I'm so glad that you enjoy it! You just have to get up and dance, cher! Once you start, you won't be able to stop! lol

Trish- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! My pleasure to share it all with you, cher!

judi- Better make it a few cold ones, cher! Lots more to come! Thanks for stopping by!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I want the cajun fried shrimp on a stick. I don't do corn dogs, but that sounds very good.

lani said...

looks like loads of fun fun!!!

Happy Frog and I said...

It's lovely to think you are at something so much fun just from looking at the photos. Fantastic!

Thanks very much for your comment on my roast over at Eddie's. Very much appreciated. :-)

Linda Starr said...

give me alligator; it a wonder you all have time to work or cook, you are having so much fun all the time, I get worn out just reading your posts, ha. Poopsie - what a name, got a laugh out of that one.

Marguerite said...

Magic of Spice- It was a great festival and I wish that you could have been here, too! Thanks, so glad you enjoyed it, my pleasure!

Joanne- Thanks, it was a blast! It was a bit warm on Saturday, but much better than mud! lol Thankfully, it rarely rains for this festival.

Drick- Yep, it's festival season and every weekend there are at least three festivals going on! Thanks, the food was awesome!

Midlife- The Cajun shrimp on a stick is fab, and is one of my faves, too! Thanks for stopping by, cher!

lani- Hi and welcome! It was loads of fun, for sure! Thanks so much for coming by and for your nice comment!

Happy Frog and I- Hi and welcome! Cajun life is all about fun and this festival is my favorite. Thanks so much for coming by and you're welcome!

Linda- lol We somehow manage to do all three! You've been doing pretty well in the fun department, lately, too, cher! Yes Poopsie's bengiets are the best!

aslan said...

You're always like a magic and a magnet for fun dear friend.
Love and a nice week..

Sniffles and Smiles said...

You are simply the most fun ever!!! So wish we lived closer!!! Was talking with Eddie on FB...and thought, "Wonder when Marguerite is going to join FB?" Are you there, but hiding? Have a wonderful week, dear Marguerite!! Love you!! Janine XO

kitchen flavours said...

I can see why the drink booths are working overtime! I wouldn't mind a glass of cold drink after all the dancing and fun. It is really great seeing how everyone is having a jolly good time!

Marguerite said...

aslan- Mon bon ami, it's so good to hear from you! Merci beaucoup for the sweet compliment, cher! Hope you're having a nice week, too! Cheers!

Janine- Thanks, cher, I wish that we lived closer, too! One of these days, you will just have to come on down for one of our festivals! Sorry, no time for FB! lol

kf- Thanks so much for your lovely comment! So glad that you enjoy it all! Our festivals are the most fun that you can imagine! Cheers!