While Mother Nature certainly gave it her all in trying to rain out the crawfish boil, nothing could keep us from holding the 9th Annual Douglas Green Associates Family and Friends Crawfish Boil. The weather seemed especially fitting to this year’s theme of Strange Things Happen Below Sea Level, as rain threatened to close roads all around the North Shore (especially those below sea level). Yet we endured and wound up having a lovely time.
Maison Lafitte proved to be the perfect venue for the boil with plenty of tables for eating and listening to the music provided by Benny Turner and the Real Blues, a longtime boil favorite, and first timers The Mighty Pelicans from Austin, Texas. Benny delighted us with his soulful blues. He wandered amongst the crowd, schmoozed with the guests, and even took a seat at various points. The Mighty Pelicans, a group of Louisiana expatriates living in Austin, dazzled the masses with their own spin on many New Orleans classics. Playing to a hometown crowd for the first time, they proved that they could hold their own with the local bands. After all, who doesn’t like a good rendition of Iko, Iko?
Meanwhile, here’s a few photos for everyone who couldn’t make it out or just want to remember the good times.
Maison Lafitte’s new pavilion kept everyone out of the wet weather (even though it wasn’t really raining). We look forward to be back there next year. Plus we wanted to show off the awesome sign.
Annie really enjoyed her cupcake (and possibly that crayon)—one of many crawfish boil traditions that we look forward to continuing next year.
This image best sums up Benny Turner’s performance and the whole boil itself. We hope to see you there next year.