Friday November 9, 2012 / 5:00pm to MidnightCajun Zydeco Festival
How was your experience?
Something Different in Ft. Lauderdale. I expected the Cajun Festival to be similar to a New Orleans festival. I have vacationed in New Orleans and I do like Zydeco music. At the festival I saw Festival Masks hung on the fences but I expected to see Festival Masks, Mardi Gras beads, and Cajun dolls for sale. The booths had usual crafts for sale, nothing Cajun about it. The first band was mediocre and it was chilly on Friday night. I was going to leave early but while the second band was setting up Cajun dance lessons were provided and I joined in. I learned to dance the waltz and I was paired up with a partner. The second band was excellent and my dance lesson partner danced a few dances with me so I wasn't bored anymore. The best part of the night was as part of the admission fee I was given a $10 slot voucher for the casino and I ended up winning $40! Otherwise, the event was just okay.