I am having fun at LeCajun, more fun than I thought possible.
This is Trinity Caillier writing. Me and my family are in Lafayette, Louisiana, for LeCajun, which is a huge Cajun music/combination awards show held at Blackham Coliseum. Cajun fans from all over Louisiana and Texas (plus the surrounding areas, plus fans from as far away from Ohio, California, Michigan, even Illinois, and countries like France, Holland, Norway, et. al) come for three days of continuous Cajun entertainment provided by the best of Cajun music, lots of dancing, and of course, food.
We are enjoying ourselves. Maman and daddy have already gotten some serious dancing in while I kidsit. Oh, I dance, too, but not for long before I'm interrupted by the little heathens I call my brothers and sisters. It drives me crazy that I can't get more dancing in!!
Remember that band I mentioned yesterday? The one with the teenaged girl playing the snot out of her accordion? Well, I did find out who they were. They are from Tennessee, Nashville, to be exact, and they're called "Cajun Spice". The leader is not thirteen, but fifteen going on sixteen. Her name is Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux, and she's been performing since she was really small; she is very good!
I got Ronee' 's autograph, and had my pic taken with her; she was very nice. Only then did I realize that she was disabled because she sure didn't act it or show it when onstage! About blew me away!! (She has something wrong with her legs.)
Her brother, Johnathon, is disabled, too, only he's in a wheelchair. He has something like multiple sclerosis or something. He has a trache, which surprised me. He performed too, played accordion alongside his sister, even sang a song or two. He was quite good! I was really impressed at their skills!!
In addition to Ronee' and Johnny Reaux and "Cajun Spice", I also saw Sheryl Cormier/"Cajun Sounds", Hunter Hayes/"Louisiana H.O.T." (he's not much older than Ronee' or Johnny), Jackie Caillier (I wonder if he's related to me somehow, somewhere; we have the same last name!), Kaleb Trahan, "BeauSoleil" (by far the best Cajun band in the land! That was exciting!!), Kristy Guillory, and now I'm watching Belton Richard and his "Musical Aces" onstage. Like the prior bands listed, I am enjoying Belton's music; he's really traditional, but a lot of his songs I am not that familiar with. He's before my time; still, he's good!
There are even more people here today than yesterday. I guess it's because Wayne Toups and Jo El Sonnier, two very well known Cajuns, are the headliners tonight; they probably came for that. Another one who will be performing tonight is Walter Mouton and his "Scott Playboys". They are very well known in Cajun music, too.
I haven't met any cute Cajun kids yet, but I'm still looking. There's quite a few of them, so I'm sure I'll find a potential dance partner in at least one or two. Even tiny little babies in diapers are dancing, bouncing to the music, laughing up a storm, as are frail, elderly people who toddle about on crutches, canes, or even walkers; yet they dance on the floor, along with the experienced dancers, and they are all enjoying themselves emmensely.
I am going to have to ask maman or daddy to see if we can go back to LeCajun next year!! I am really loving it here!!
Cute boy alert!! Cute boy alert!! A cute boy just asked me to dance, and I'd be stupid NOT to say yes! So I'm goin' to two step outta here and dance! I will write again probably after this thing is overwith! Until then, this is Trinity saying so long for now!
AAAIIIEEE!! Laissez les bon temps rouler!!