Hey! It's me, Trinity Caillier, writing!
We've made it safely to Lafayette. We're staying at the Howard Johnson's here; today starts the festival, and we'll be headin' towards the venue within the hour. I'm on pins and needles from sheer excitement; who knows WHO I'll see there at LeCajun!!
Maman and daddy have their best dancing clothes on; they look great. I love to watch them dance at the fais do-dos; they make it look so effortless and easy! If I could do the fancy moves that they do on the floor, I'd have it made! Me, I'm too clunky when I dance: I have two left feet, I swear I do!! LOL
I guess that means while maman and daddy are dancing, I'll have to watch over the little ones. Grrr!! I'd rather be dancing to the music than having to watch over my brat siblings!! NOT fair!!
We're at LeCajun, at Blackham Coliseum. We found it easy enough: we could hear the Cajun music from several blocks away. It just got my blood pumping; when we entered the coliseum, I was dumbfounded. The place was crawling with people, people of all ages, and there were vendors hawking their wares. I was especially fascinated by the accordions: they were shiny, polished, ready for the picking (or playing). Me, I can't play worth a lick, but that doesn't mean I don't want an accordion, so I can learn to play it. LOL
I'd give anything to learn how to play, play like Wayne Toups! He's gooooooooood!!
My little brothers started running around, as did my sisters; I had to yell at them more than once to stay with me or else they'd get lost. Then what would I do?? (Probably get into trouble with maman and papa, no doubt.) It was starting to drive me crazy!!
Now we're in the belly of the coliseum, where all the action is taking place. The floor was full of people showing off their Cajun moves, and there was a band onstage, a band of young kids, some not much older than myself. The leader, a petite girl of thirteen or so, was playing the fool out of her accordion, and she was really into it. She was quite talented! I just stood there, mouth open; I'd never heard such skillz from a young kid!
The band was quite good; who they were, I had no idea. Never seen 'em before in my life, but they blew me away! WOW!!
Becca and William started fighting, fighting over one of the Cajun cd's on the table. I told them to quit it, or else I was going to have Bereniece take them to the van, and they wouldn't get to hear any Cajun music or do anything. That shut them up in a hurry.
I guess it's harder to try to hear the music when I have to babysit; it kinda puts a cramp in my fun. Why doesn't Bereniece watch them instead of ME?? I want to dance, not kidsit during all of LeCajun!!
I'm going to have to find out the name of that band on the stage. I really, really like them!!
Well, I'm going to have to run; I will write in here probably tomorrow. Guess this is a preview; things really get crankin' tomorrow; that's when all the big guns in Cajun music hit the stage, from morning until night, and Sunday is the big awards show. Should be interesting! Until tomorrow, take care, and God bless! This is Trinity signing off!
Laissez les bon temps rouler!
~Trinity M.G. Caillier. :)