Saturday, May 2, 2015

Delcambre, Louisiana: The Shrimp Festival 2014

Delcambre, Louisiana. Delcambre Shrimp Festival 2014.


It was hot, I tellya. Hot and overcast and humid.

Delcambre Shrimp Festival 2014.


It was the Delcambre Shrimp Festival. I arrived the final day of the festival - Sunday - toward the end of the special Mass, with Knights of Columbus emissaries and princesses and a king.

Delcambre Shrimp Festival 2014.

Specially decorated rubber boots. Artwork on the walls that honored past princesses.  

Delcambre Shrimp Festival 2014.


Delcambre Shrimp Festival 2014.


There was a blessing of the fleet. 

Delcambre Shrimp Festival 2014.


Delcambre Shrimp Festival 2014.


And a darn good reunion by regionally famous musicians of old: G G Shinn, T K Hulin, Warren Storm and others. I saw quite a few people approaching the man I later identified as Mr. Shinn, getting their  photos taken with him.

Delcambre Shrimp Festival 2014.

G G Shinn. Delcambre Shrimp Festival 2014.



Delcambre Shrimp Festival 2014.

Here's a video of festival-goers getting down with a Saints' Who Dat song:



I'd like to return to Delcambre - lots of interesting architecture there, along with picturesque boats and shrimp-business stuff.

Delcambre, Louisiana. August 2014.


Delcambre, Louisiana.

Even after almost a year of seeing the above photo, I am still bemused by the imagery of a naked woman astride a shrimp. Is it a giant shrimp and a normal-sized woman? A miniature-sized woman atop a normal-sized shrimp? What does it mean?


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