Party Girl was in her glory last Saturday night, when I had the opportunity to party like a rock star. When the limo (provided by Ambassador Car Wash) dropped me and my entourage at the red carpet entrance of the Acadiana Center for the Arts, I knew the night was going to be a "hit." When the doors opened, there was live music in the air. Lafayette turned out en masse and in costume for an evening of great music, food (compliments of Randol's and Tsunami) and celebration for the "Party Like a Rock Star" gala. The ACA was also dressed for the occasion with several party venues to accommodate the spirits of the 300 plus revelers. One real hot spot was the dance floor on the second story, where music from the '80s kept the feet moving and faces smiling. Among those gracing the red carpet that evening were two Robert Palmer look-alikes, one our very own Curtis Roy, accompanied by the stunning Sharon Moss on backup. Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson also attended. Britney Spears (Heidi Reed) and KeFed (Scott Chapman) complete with baby Sean Preston (Portable baby Sean Preston is available at Target, tattoos not included). Also spotted enjoying the evening was the rock band KISS (a.k.a. Joey and Lynn Durel with Conrad Comeaux and Jackie Lyle) and Sonny Bono (Richard Foard). Paris Hilton (Lacy Lahaye) seemed to enjoy the dance floor along with Cyndi Lauper (Julie Underwood).
The next morning Party Girl hitched a ride on the back of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and headed down I-10 for Robert Cove's 12th annual Germanfest. Hair blowing in the wind and socks pulled up, I was ready for Bratwurst and German beer. Those who stayed indoors not only missed out on the beautiful weather but the Alpenfest Band and the Germanfest folklore singers who entertained festivalgoers for hours. Since Germany is the country where beer is greatly praised, then let's raise your beer stein. Prosit! (Cheers!) Of course, no celebration would be complete without dancing to the polka music. After dancing, I noticed people crowding around outside the tent where folklore and rice threshing demonstrations were taking place ' all the hay flying left me with quite an appetite, so I sat back and relaxed with a bowl of sauerkraut, potatoes and wurst. It was so delicious. See you next year my German friends.
Party On! - PG
newsy bits for the fam
Festival International de Louisiane is right around the corner — April 23-27 — and IND Monthly’s second annual Fest fIND contest is along for the ride.
Acadian rep notifies would-be supporters that an April 25 fundraiser for the embattled U.S. rep won’t go on as planned.
Georgia-based fried chicken chain would go up against Raising Cane’s, Chick-fil-A and others (like the Popeyes near its proposed location).
While it isn’t all too unusual for public bodies to have hired security present during meetings, the LPSB’s push to do so is arguably a response to the antics of one board member.
“I’m running. Why would I be raising all this money? Just to have to return it to people?”
With incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu watching from afar, and with a united Democratic Party in her corner, the fight to get the GOP officially behind Congressman Bill Cassidy is gaining just as much momentum as it is hushed controversy.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
15th Judicial District Judge Durwood Conque has announced that he will not seek re-election after 27 years on the bench.
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The controversial standardized tests are set to be used in third-grade through eighth-grade public school classrooms next year.
The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana.
A Scott businessman has pleaded guilty to failing to report a conspiracy to award Opelousas Housing Authority construction bids to his company.
It didn’t take long for KATC TV 3 to jump all over the news of a dead body found in Girard Park, but in its rush to produce headlines, the local TV station got sloppy.
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Tuesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, April 15, 2014:
An unholy trinity of civil-society upheavalers whose first names are not Conner, Tanner or Logan are facing charges in Eunice.
Now that lawmakers have shot down efforts to cap annual interest rates for payday loans, supporters for stricter regulations of the storefront lenders are rallying behind another strategy.
The Appropriations Committee held public testimony day, letting people talk about what they like or don't like about Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget recommendations for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1.
Court-appointed examiner says Lafayette businessman was “effectively on both sides” of transactions, opens door for legal action against him.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Lafayette-based insurance broker/risk management group bought by Florida firm for undisclosed sum; principals Landry and Harris continue to run local operations.
Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park.
Former Grant parish District Attorney Ed Tarpley says he's running for the U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Vance McAllister of Swartz.
Louisiana-Lafayette got strong starting pitching and timely hitting to hold off Arkansas-Little Rock 6-3 in Sun Belt Conference baseball in Lafayette, La.
The life and legacy of Dave Perkins will be commemorated with a special INDesign Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 2014 event on April 24.
Easy crafts in time for Easter
The Cane Fire Film Series presents “The Great Flood” on Monday, April 14, at the AcA.