Monday, October 13, 2008

An Absolute Blast !

If you were one of the thousands of people who attended Festival Acadiens et Creoles, then you know that the popular festival turned out to be even more fun than you could have imagined. A record crowd, included visitors from California, New York, Florida, Texas, Ohio, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, France, and many other places. They flocked in groves to hear the highly seasoned Cajun and Creole music. Those who had never danced a two step or a waltz , caught on fast, as they danced with the locals. So much fun!!!

New this year, was a third stage, La Salle de Danse, which had an actual dance floor and a tent. When I tried to get into the tent, to take a picture for this post, it was so crowded with dancers, that I couldn't get closer than ten feet from it. The energy was electric with the spicy sounds of Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Ramblers rockin the crowd. And once everyone discovered the Bayou Food Festival, it soon became clear why the Cajun Cuisine is world famous. Oh, cest bon, sha ! I could not pass up the Crawfish Poboys from the Bon Creole booth, nor the Seafood Jambalaya from Lagneaux's.

A lady in the line, behind me, asked me "What's a Poboy?" I immediately responded with, where are you from and have you ever had crawfish? So, I explained that a poboy is a Cajun Sub usually filled with shrimp, crawfish, oysters, or maybe sausage. I let her try a few of the succulent fried crawfish, from mine, and the Quebec native quickly ordered one. I'm sure that she really enjoyed it.
Great weather+ great music+ great food+ great people = an absolute blast. This year's Festivals Acadiens et Creoles was dedicated to Zachary Richard, a champion advocate of the Cajun people and culture.

Zachary Richard and Friends

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