This was the first year that I had been to this event, and it's hard to believe it's been going on for so long without me being aware. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet started off the night with eight songs. Nothing to lively, but some great music to open up the show. BeauSoliel is probably one of the most widely known Cajun bands on tour with two Grammys in the bag after being nominated for 15 over the past 30 years. I don't think I've seen anyone play with as much passion when Michael Doucet was going solo on the fiddle. He was quite a treat to watch.
The show really got rocking when Geno Delafosse took the stage. He is who the people came to see, and the entire place started dancing, and didn't stop for 45 minutes. While he doesn't hold the accolades that the former two performers are known for, Lafayette was primed to see their hometown (Maurice) boy mix it up. Karen and I always try to give the two-step a whirl, but I think we end up tripping over each other before the song is over. I am blessed to have such a patient wife who continues to put up with my improvisation of Cajun dancing. Lessons may be around the corner though.
Unfortunately we had to miss Sonny Landreth due to an early moring trip to Orlando...which is where I currenlty am.