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