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Karen Lynn's Story: Johnny's Jottings: Crawfish Festival, 2008!
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Having to type this for Karen, because her membership ran out. Until it renews, she can't post anything.

Dear Journal, 

Johnathon Sandusky reporting live and on scene at one of the wildest weekends known to mankind!

I'm at the Crawfish Festival, held every first or second weekend in May, in tiny Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.  So far, the family and myself have had a wonderful time.  We've listened to Cajun music, eaten enough Cajun food 'til our bellies threatened to pop, and (for the ones who can) danced until our feet fell off.

The Crawfish Festival has been held every year since 1959; Mama has been going ever since she was a little girl (she was born in Breaux Bridge).  She's missed a few years, but not many.  And now, we, her children, are learning how much fun it really is when 25,000 plus people converge on a town of 4,000 people!  Wheeeeeeeee!  LOL

All the hotels from Lafayette to nearly Baton Rouge are booked solid.  We've already made our reservations for NEXT year, at the Red Roof Inn in Lafayette:  closest we could get.  Lafayette is around 15 minutes away from Breaux Bridge.

The weather is typical Louisiana:  hot and humid.  Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of some storms, but most of the bad stuff is expected to remain well north of the area.  Right now, the sun has just set; off to the north, you can see an occastional flash of lightning.  No thunder, though:  too far away.  Hope it stays away!

The Heritage Stage/Pavillion is rocking with good Cajun music; Beausoleil is rocking the place!  Ronee' and her band, "Cajun Spice," opened earlier before Hunter Hayes.  They did real good:  really had the place hopping!  Hunter came on and kicked things up a notch (BAM!), and then it was my turn.

And then the star of the Festival:  me.  NOT!!  LOL

I played a few songs on the accordion before Belton Richard came out; couldn't sing, voice not strong enough yet.  The crowd seemed to like it, even though I remember hitting a few wrong notes.

Belton came on, and had me sit in with his band; I think I played along on one song:  most of the time, I just sat there, in awe of the legend before me.

Daddy is sunburnt.  He looks like a matchstick that's been lit!  Black hair, red face and long skinny body...LOL  I put on a hat, wore a light weight, long sleeve shirt and jeans, so I didn't get it.  Well, okay, a bit of sun on the nose, but not as bad as I've been in the past!

People are dancing in front of the stage, twisting themselves into pretzels, Mama and Michael included.  Mama's such a good dancer:  Michael's the pretzel.  LOL  I don't know how some of the people do some of the moves they do!

Tomorrow is Mother's Day; we're going to spend it here at the Festival.  After it closes at six, we'll leave for the hotel, pack up and probably go out for an American style meal to cool our tongues, and then go to bed. 

Leaving first thing Monday morning, back to Nashville.  Should be there by late afternoon.  School, Tuesday.  UGH.  LOL

Well, I know this is  short, but Mama is waving me over to join them to watch Beausoleil.  Wanted to get this in, and now I'm gonna do what Mama wants:  when Mama ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy!  LOL

'Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Johnathon Sandusky, signing OUT.  LOL 

"Coming, Mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"



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