Saturday, February 21, 2009

Let the Fun Begin!

Lafayette is ready for the biggest 5 day bash of the year, otherwise known as Mardi Gras. The Friday night "Kick Off Parade" went off without a hitch with tons of beads being thrown to some of the biggest crowds of the year. The float riders and revelers alike, were excited and you could hear it in the cheers of the crowd, as the coveted beads were tossed and caught. After the parade, we headed over to Le Festival de Mardi Gras, at Cajun Field. Travis Matte and the Zydeco Kingpins were playing a dance, at a fais do do, there. Lots of nitty gritty zydeco-ing going on. We had an absolute blast and plan to get up early tomorrow morning and go to Fred's Lounge , in Mamou, where they have a dance from 8:30 to 11:30 am.

 Then, it's on to Breaux Bridge to a Mardi Gras King Cake Party , (everyone welcome), at the home of Jerry Spranger. Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie will entertain the crowd from noon to 4 pm. For more information, call: 337-332-5841. Then, it will be time to head back to Lafayette, for The Krewe of Bonaparte Parade. Let the good times roll, cher!

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