Fifteen minutes since we arrived at the intersection two blocks from the entrance to Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge.
Thirty minutes. One block away.
Forty-five minutes. Could be any second now.
Finally, we were directed into the large parking lot at the Crawfish Festival.
Friday night's crowd (we later learned) had been about 2,000 below average, and since the total attendance for the three-day festival was 35,000 (we later learned this total and that it had topped the past record of 29,000), we estimated today's crowd to be about 18,000.
This position provided a great opportunity for people-watching.
The band has recorded over a dozen CDs, four of which have garnered Grammy nominations in the worldwide field of traditional folk music.
And we topped off the evening with a performance of the Huval/Fuselier Cajun Band. We first heard these exceptional musicians last year at jam sessions in Scott, LA. Their skill and stage presence were comparable to musicians well beyond their years.
Luke Huval (accordion/vocals), age 14, Zachary Fuselier (fiddle/vocals), age 15, make up this authentic and exciting Cajun music duo. Both teens were educated in the French Immersion program in the Lafayette Parish school system, which means they understand every word of the classic and original Cajun songs they are singing. Already accomplished musicians, each of them of have received numerous awards for their musical talents. Their first CD, in collaboration with others, was nominated for 2012 "Best Cajun Album" by the New Orleans-based Offbeat Magazine.