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Taste-temptin, two-steppin, toe-tappin good time

By : Chrissy LeMaire | 0 Comments | On : September 27, 2004 | Category : Cajun Country Blog

I just returned from an amazing weekend in Cajun Country. You really gain an appreciation for the unique culture found there when you leave for long periods of time. I spent most of my time in Kaplan and I just had a blast. Partying in Cajun Country is so different from the partying I’m used to here in Los Angeles. There’s no competition. No pretention. Just good times sitting on a porch drinking with good people. I kept you all in mind when I visited and made sure to take pictures that might interest you.
 
One of the biggest differences I notice is that we like to drink, eat and dance a hell of a lot and Cajun music is just as much a part of our CD collections as pop, country and r&b. When you go out in bars, there will be lots of drinking, smoking and two-stepping.
 
We are taught from an early age to two-step and we generally pair with a good friend that will be our favorite two-stepping partner for the rest of our school years. Many times it goes beyond that into adult-hood. Girls often pair with other girls and sometimes boys will pair with other boys although its not as common. Girl/boy pairing doesn’t usually happen until high school. This is nothing scientifically researched.. just something I’ve observed over the years.
 
Here are some pictures of young Cajuns two-stepping at a local Kaplan bar. The dancing partners in the first picture were seen dancing almost exclusively with one another each night.
 
  
If you’d like to learn how to cut the rug like a Cajun, you can learn to dance @ Tabasco.com. Tune to Internet streaming radio at KBON.com for great Cajun beats to get you going.

 

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