Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rockin' on the Levee + Bayou Stomp

Last weekend was such a wild and crazy weekend in Cajun Country, with so much going on that, I had to split it into two posts. If you didn't read my first post , Cajun Weekend Lagniappe, last weekend, you can click here, to see it. It was about my Cajun adventures on Thursday and Friday nights. There was so much more fun to come!

On this past Sunday, we took a ride to the Atchafalaya Basin to get out to nature a bit, before going to the weekly dance at Whiskey River Landing. After riding the levee, we stopped in at Turtle's Bar, for a little refreshment and ran into some friends who were going to the dance. The more the merrier!

Geno and French Rockin' Boogie

From there, we headed over to Whiskey River Landing, where Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie were really rockin' the crowd. Zydeco heaven! If you've been to Whiskey River, then you know what I mean, cher! If you haven't, then you need to go! It will be one of the best times you've ever had!

After dancing for a few hours, we drove over to Pat's Fisherman"s Wharf Restaurant and dove into a fried seafood platter! Cest bon, cher! There was a Swamp Pop band playing in the Atchafalaya Club, which has one of the biggest dance floors in Louisiana. Swamp Pop was very popular in Cajun Country, in the 60's and still is, today! It's a timeless style of music that incorporates Cajun, blues, and 60's pop music. The slow songs are romantic and remind me of a few guys I used to dance with, back when. Here's a little clip that I took of Cookie and the Cupcakes. Let the good times roll, cher!

Cookie and the Cupcakes

And finally, here is the long lost video from last week's Downtown Alive that I was finally able to upload! It was dark, but I hope you can see me dancing! Oh, the life of a Cajun is oh, so fun!!

Chubby Carrier and  the Bayou Stomp Band


Nancy said...

Can't I please, please, please come live with you???


Jeanne said...

Sounds like fun, especially that fried seafood platter at Pat's!

A Year on the Grill said...

LOL... back then, never stop the dancin!

Hey, I made your corn casserole tonight, gonna blog on it probably Saturday... HUGE success!

Dani said...

I'm a fellow cajun and have family scattered all over south LA. I'm currently out of state, and I cannot express how happy I am to have found this blog a few minutes ago. I miss the cajun dancing on the bayou and all of the glorious food. Your blog gives me a taste of home. Thanks!

John said...

Whiskey River Landing; just the name is worth a visit. Maybe one day we'll make it to your state. We go to visit family in the Atlanta area early in December, but that's not the bayou country. One day. Have a great weekend. We have storms and floods in the UK.

Kat said...

Awesome! The first video made me want to do the stroll. And that guy in the black and white shirt would make me dizzy dancin' with him. Loved the second video music and that washboard guy sho can play!!

Joanne said...

Marguerite, you put a fun spin on every day of living!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Marguerite my sweet! I come by to catch up with you Cher'and that header made me sooooo hungry!!
So now I'm caught up and we are gonna have Black eyed peas and Corn casserole for sure tonight!
Now I have to think of what to go with it! HA! xoxo

Eddie Bluelights said...

Couldn't see you alas, Marguerite, you must be moving so fast LOL ~ Eddie

Laura said...

Ok Miss Marguerite-
For several years now, the day after Christmas, we drive to New Orleans so I can dance till my feet hurt.

From reading your blog, I can see there are several stops we need to make along the way.

Is Whisky River open during the holidays?

How about the De Amis (did I spell that right) breakfast place?


Angie Ledbetter said...

Marguerite, I nominate you Ambassador of Cajun Country! :)

Marguerite said...

Nancy- Of course you can! I would love it if all of my bloggie friends could live here. The more, the merrier!

Jeanne- The seafood platter at Pat's is "to die for". Thanks for visiting!

Dave- I meant certain songs remind me of certain ones. lol I won't ever stop! So glad your corn casserole came out good.

Dani- Welcome, so nice to meet another fellow Cajun! I'm so happy you found my blog, too. It's my pleasure to share with you. Thanks for visiting!

John- Whiskey River is one fun place and is a "must" on the Cajun tour list. Thanks, hope you have a great weekend, too!

Kat- So funny, some of these guys, do make you dizzy. So glad you enjoyed the videos. The scrub board player was off the charts!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Ah, simply KNOW how to live, my dear friend!!! Wonderful!!! I love your fun to get my fix of Cajun!!!! Have a mahvelous weekend, dahling!!! Love you!! Janine XO

Marguerite said...

Joanne- Thank you for your sweet comment, cher! I just tell it like it is, as it happens! Hope you're having fun, too.

Carol- So good to see you! Let's see, how about chicken stew, pork chops or ham? The header was my lunch, on Thursday! Can't wait to hear about your trip to the French Quarter!

Eddie, I was moving fast, all right, but the problem with the late Fall Downtown Alive, is it gets dark at 5:30 pm and it's not so good for the camera. Sorry, cher!

Laura- Good to hear from you, cher. I will be sending you an email, soon, with everything you need to know. Thanks again for the great prize!

Angie- Thanks, cher, but I am just one of many! Zachary Richard, to name one, who is one of the best advocates for Cajun Country, has been at it, for his whole life!

Janine- I have to agree with you on that one, cher! So glad to give you your Cajun fix. lol And happy that you enjoy the videos. They are a labor of love, for sure! Hope you have a great weekend, too, mon amis!