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(2) Young Wayne Toups, Plays At “Cowgirls” In The Mid 1980′s

Another step back in time, a nostalgic memory. “Young” Wayne Toups just starting out at a club called “Cowgirls” located in Scott, Louisiana. Although the club is no more, my transcribed VHS of Wayne Toups music (back in the mid 1980′s) still goes on. Of interest to all that love music, to enjoy and for some to reminisce. Keep in mind we did not have the technology that is current of today’s times.

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Posted by admin - January 16, 2012 at 1:01 am

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Louisiana Pt.2

Drive by Tourist. Driving around Louisiana on way to New Orleans, and beyond. Gearing up for Mardi Gras this coming Tuesday. Go through Baton Rouge, etc..

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Posted by admin - May 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm

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The History Of Mardi Gras From Beginning To Modern Day New Orleans

Mardi Gras

 

Mardi Gras

The History Of Mardi Gras From Beginning To Modern Day New Orleans

Whenever you think of Mardi Gras many people normally picture NOLA or New Orleans LA. It was not always correct. How do you think New Orleans get to be the home for the Greatest Free Show On Earth? Well let’s go long ago to the starting point of Mardi Gras.

The Origins Of Mardi Gras

Despite the fact that Mardi Gras is perceived of having its roots in the Roman Catholic religion, it really dates back into the days of ancient rome. During the calendar month of February, the Romans celebrated any occasion they called Lupercalia. The god Lupercus was the god of fertility, agriculture and pastoral shepherds along with the festival was held in his honor. Carnival that is considered synonymous with Mardi Gras comes from the Latin expression meaning “farewell to the flesh”. This holiday was much like the Mardi Gras we all know today. It possessed a festival almost circus atmosphere. There was also the festival of Saturnalia that seemed to have some impact on the roots of Mardi Gras. This holiday was also a time period of jubilation that occurred throughout the end of December. The king was burned in effigy and was created to look ugly in appearance. This is where some of the traditions of masking seem to have been derived. Some of the colors of Mardi Gras, purple, green and gold may have come from this festival.

When Rome converted to Christianity, a common practice was to take pagan holidays and incorporate them into church holidays. Lupercalia was an example of that approach. So Lupercalia became Mardi Gras. This period was created to be a last fling of partying, merriment and good times that came before the period of fasting, prayer and penance called Lent. Through the Lenten period the faithful say good bye towards the pleasures along with indulgences of the flesh. This period lasts from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday or 40 days.

This tradition started to be a major holiday in the metropolis of Paris over the Medieval Times while it dispersed across the continent of Europe. Throughout the Middle Ages lords organised large carnivals prior to Lent to honor the enrollment of the latest knights to the service with the local lord or baron. In France, it was a particularly raucous time.  Look for the next segment on the history of Mardi Gras.

The term “Fat Tuesday” as well as Mardi Gras described the indulgence that occurred.

Mardi Gras

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Posted by admin - February 10, 2011 at 9:08 am

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I Should Have Never Fell In Love

Wayne Toups sings at Rox a song seldom played on radio, cant understand why, you listen to the words, it is a beautiful song that was writen by (a very young)Travis Thibodeaux. Both are artist’s from South Louisiana. This was filmed by my cell phone but still sounds great. Two good artists one touching love song if ever there was one, this is the ONE!

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Posted by admin - August 23, 2010 at 6:56 am

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Soybean Festival “Wayne Toups”

Rare clip from Kenny Guilbeau’s music collection KennyGProductions shares a glipse back in time of Wayne Toups at the Soybean Festival in Milton Louisiana (October 1987)

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Posted by admin - July 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm

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Wayne Toups “Live”

Mardi Gras 2009
Lafayette Louisiana

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Posted by admin - July 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm

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Wayne Toups

Mardi Gras 2009 Lafayette, Louisiana “Wayne Toupes” Live!

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Posted by admin - July 13, 2010 at 7:34 am

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will it be okay to travel with my bird from california to louisiana by uhaul truck.?


If your bird loves and trust you he should be fine. Make sure the bird can see you but try to sheild him from looking out the window. There will be stress. We take our birds riding with us so they are use to everything around the moves in a car. Truck is louder.
Take him on trial runs in your car first. Might help

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Posted by admin - April 1, 2010 at 9:33 am

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is there any good sources for mardi gras festival in louisiana?

I am president of French culture. the topic this week is Louisiana. i was wandering if there were anything cool to know about culture like Mardi Gras.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mardi_Gras

http://education.yahoo.com/reference/encyclopedia/entry/MardiGra

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