"Fais do-do" is Cajun baby talk for "go to sleep" and once the kiddies are all tucked sweetly in bed, Mamma and Daddy (and Maw Maw and Paw Paw) have the chance to "pass a good time." We kicked off the Friday before Mardi Gras at a Fais do-do in Church Point.
We were told by a woman earlier in the day that the Fais do-do was essential for us to attend, as it was when the town "come together like family" and that we would be treated as such. And we were.
In a little town like Church Point, we normally stick out like sore thumbs, not because we're so different as much as that everyone literally knows everyone, and we - well - we don't know anyone. That changed at the Fais do-do. The people of Church Point have never met a stranger, we were welcomed with open arms - everyone from the Queen of The Courir de Mardi Gras, to the ladies handing out beer, to the mayor himself took the extra time to make sure we had le bon temps!
Big shout out to the band "Straight Whiskey" - the real deal.
For more about Mardi Gras outside of New Orleans: http://www.gypsynester.com/mardigras.htm
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