After the cancellation of the 2005 party in the
aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, everyone was really
eagerly anticipating the 2006 event. The weather was warm but dry
when hundreds of fans from near and far (as distant as California)
gathered starting 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at the Northwest
Community Center Pavilion in Eunice for the 9th annual Geno Delafose
Fan Appreciation Party. Geno and his guest musicians supplied nearly
six hours of great zydeco music. Geno and his family and friends
also prepared a free supper, with a choice of barbecue pork or
chicken with potato salad and peas, plus cake for dessert–all free
courtesy of Geno Delafose.
After Geno and French Rockin' Boogie played
for nearly two hours, Same Ol' 2-Step took the stage to provide more
than an hour of more hard-hitting zydeco while Geno went around the
pavilion personally greeting each of his fans. Other guest musicians
included Brandon Ledet, Willis Prudhomme, Miguel Fontenot, and Corey
By about 10:30, Geno was back on stage to
close out the show, ending with his revved up zydeco versions of
"The Back Door" and the "Eunice Two-Step" and his own cover of
Black, white, young, old, and all ages
in between– everyone had a great time. Next year's fan
appreciation party can't come too soon.
Click on thumbnails to access larger versions
of all photos except the two large photos of Geno at right.
Wayne Singleton of
Same Ol' 2-Step
Click on the photo above to see a larger photo of the family members
and other volunteers who helped out at the Fan Appreciation Party.
here to go to the opening page on the fan appreciation parties.
to go to the main page on Geno Delafose.