Saturday, April 24, 2010

LOTS MORE Festival Fun ! - Day 3

The show went on at Festival International on Friday evening, despite a cloudy sky and threats of stormy weather. Luckily, it didn't rain and the inclement weather stayed well to the north of us. The mood was esctatic and Scene Chevron was bursting at the seams with exuberant fans of the fabulous Cajun band, Feufollet. They started playing together when they were mere teenagers and now as "twenty somethings", have grown and expanded into, not only one of Acadiana's premier acts, but into a popular group in the world arena, as well! It was so crowded in this "Boomer Tent", that many took to the patio to dance, where they could really let loose. Sorry if the video is a little shaky, but I was dancing when I took it! The crowd LOVED this band!


After all of this dancing, we were in need of some refreshment and we were starving, so we decided to walk over to the Pavilion de Cuisine and get some Red Beans and Rice w/ Sausage and I just had to have one of these divine Crawfish-Spinach Bread Bowls. Cest bon, cher!

After devouring these Cajun delicacies, we returned to the "Boomer Tent", where Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie had just taken the stage, and were really jammin' and rockin' the crowd. One of Cajun country's favorite dance bands, Geno was hotter than hot, tonight! A whole lot of Zydeco-ing going on, cher! So much FUN!!!

Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie

Just as Geno finished playing, friends called and wanted us to meet them at Scene Bacardi, where another fabulous band was playing. Los de Abajo out of Mexico City, really got the huge crowd excited and they went absolutely wild over this band! Their unique sound, called tropipunk, really got the crowd jumping for joy! They really put on a fantastic show!
Los de Abajo

After all of the jumping and shouting, we were in dire need of a nice cold drink, so we headed over to the nearby, Filling Station Bar & Grille, which is one of my favorite downtown patios. A nice glass of wine and a Spring water with lemon please! There was a wonderful band, called The Roebucks, playing on the patio, and it felt good to relax and listen to their fun, Retro Rockabilly sounds! Another great festival evening! Lassiez les bon temps rouler, cher!
Hope that ya'll are having a fun and wonderful weekend, too! Stay tuned, there's so much more to come! Merci for stopping by, mon amis!


Joanna Jenkins said...

This sounds like the best festival ever! There was so much stuff going on and such amazing food! WOW.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy weekend,

Eddie Bluelights said...

I think you must be wearing Cheetah skin shoes not Leopard Skin shoes because you are wizzing around so fast we can't see you"!! LOL
Continue to have a ball but don't forget your bluelights! Eddie

Carol Murdock said...

That woman in the second picture has on my green sweater! You are having way too much fun woman!! :)

Joanne said...

Wow, you've got a veritable marathon of food, music and fun going on :)

K. said...

Looks like spring is here and the time is right for partying in Lafayette. Except that as near as I can tell, it's always time for partying in Lafayette!

I finally figured out how you eat that food and maintain your girlish figure: It's all of that dancing and jumping and shouting.

judi/Gmj said...

I pooped! I need to set out a set. You got rhythm for sure, you strutted right to the front! good job!

Eddie Bluelights said...

A sweet green eyed lady would dance
At every conceivible chance
Marguerite was her name
Of Cajun Delights fame
Thousands filled the dancing expanse.

She loved to Waltz and to dance fast
And her partners were too tired to last
Each Leopard Skin shoe
Made her move so she flew
And she ate like she'd just been on faste.

There were Crawfish and Crayfish and shrimps
That oiled all her joints - see no limps!
She wanted her Eddie
To hold like Teddy
And Waltz with him, instead of those pimps!

He'd gaze into those nice big green eyes
And her pupils would get bigger in size
"No time for romance!
Get on with the dance!
I'm too long in the tooth and too wise!"

There Marguerite - a little poem for you. LOL

Seriously - hope you are enjoying the festival - Eddie

Mehmet Osman Çağlar said...

Again music, festival, joy and fun..

I'm jealous dear Marguerite :)

Wishing you a new wonderful week..


California Girl said...

I've finally figured out you eat all that great food then dance it off! Am I right?

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, I'm ROFL over Eddie's poem...I had such nice things to say...and he's put them clean out of my head!!! ROFL...No, seriously, your festival looks simply amazing! I am jealous, and not too proud to admit it ;-) Such music; such dancing; such food! It obviously is a festival to top all festivals! Oh, the life of a Cajun! C'est tres bon! Love you! Janine XO

Boozy Tooth said...

How fun! We definitely need to hang out together Marguerite! Seriously.

I just have to ask you, though... with all that amazing food and drink at your fingertips, HOW do you stay so sexy svelt?

Kathryn Magendie said...

WOW! South Louisiana ... no other place like it!

Will you be going to the Festival in Baton Rouge next weekend?

Marguerite said...

Joanna- Merci beaucoup, it is the biggest and the best one of the year! And you're right, it is amazing! You're welcome, so glad you enjoyed it!

Eddie- lol I actually had on my red cowgirl boots, because when it's this crowded, you have to protect your feet from getting stompped on! Merci, cher, I could never forget about you!

Carol- So good to see you! How dare she wear your green sweater! lol Yes, I always have TOO much fun, but it's the Cajun way, cher!

Joanne- Thanks, a veritable marathon is right! Love that description and it describes this festival perfectly! A bon ton', for sure!

K.- You're right about that, cher! Lafayette is the party capital of the state and is always ready for a good time! You really should visit, sometime! Thanks, the dancing burns off the calories, for sure!

Drick said...

my goodness, now I am just gonna have to find me some of that crawfish spinach bowl - do you think you could post it for me?

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Marguerite said...

judi- Thanks so much for your sweet compliments, cher! Guess it's the groupie in me! lol So glad you enjoyed it!

Eddie- "You are awful, but I like you!" lol Seriously, merci beaucoup for the sweet, witty, poem, cher! And yes, I enjoyed the festival, it was an absolute blast! I got my fill, for sure!!

Jivago- So good to hear from you and I'm delighted that you stopped by! Merci for your kind comment, mon cher! I will take that as a compliment. :)

Cal. Girl- You are right on target, cher! Dancing, especially Cajun-Zydeco dancing, is very aerobic and burns off a lot of calories! Thanks for stopping by!

Janine- Eddie is such a hoot! lol Merci for your lovely comment, cher! It was a fabulous festival!! And we get to do it all over again, starting THIS Fri. at the Crawfish Festival! Three more days of non-stop fun! It IS a wonderful
life and I wish you lived here! :)

Marguerite said...

Mon cher, Alix, you are right, as always! We really do need to get together! Look out world!! lol
Merci for the nice compliment! It's all about dancing and portion control, for me, cher! Cheers!

Kathryn- You got dat right, sha! It has been a blast! No, I'm going to the Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, and maybe a day at Jazz Fest, in New Orleans! Woo hoo! Wish you were here!

Drick- So glad you like it! I will be posting the recipe, soon, just for you! Thanks for stopping by!

Hapi- Hi and welcome! So glad you stopped by and thanks for visiting and for your nice comment!