Wednesday, March 7, 2012
At the meet-and-greet with Kinky Friedman prior to his Southern Discomfort tour’s Feb. 16 show at Vermilionville, fans got to enjoy gumbo, drinks and face time with the Kinkster and the show’s opener, Kacey Jones. A brigade of Jones’ devoted fans, known as The Berry Queens, made an evening of it. Needless to say, a good time was only beginning to be had — it finished up when the double-bill concert did.
(1) Sue Kaplan and Rannah Gray with Kinky Friedman (2) Chris and Nancy Ritchey with Kinky Friedman (3) Preston Guidry, Danny Guidry, Kinky Friedman and Les Bradley (4) T.K. Hulin and Janice Sattler (5) Kacey Jones and Kinky Friedman (6) Charles Burton Jr. with Kinky Friedman (7) Bill and Gayle Hausmann with Kinky Friedman (8) Bill Stagg, Billy Caillouet and Clay Plaisance (9) Charley Goodson and Kinky Friedman (10) Steve May, Kinky Friedman, Cherry Fisher May (11) The Berry Queens from New Iberia: Breigh Foster, Lauren Lamparez, Adele Montegut, Julie Kyle, Juliet Granger, Lory Landry, Becky Allain, Margaret Eikel, Gerayne Leon, Lynette Fraser, Jeneen Baquet, Kacey Jones, Jerre Borland, Lisa Grant, Suzanne Whitaker and Kelly Thomas
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