Friday, 15 July 2011

Howdy cowboy!


Bastille Day 2011 had a distinctly American flavour to it! The theme of the traditional 'bal populaire' or people's ball held on Notre-Dame market square was line dancing! Here on stage Versailles' 'les talons sauvages' line dancing association. There's an organ pipe of sorts on Artsy Versailles.

Le bal du 13/7 au soir place du marché Notre-Dame était très américain ! Soirée country et line dancing animée par "les talons sauvages", l'association country de Versailles. Il y a un orgue étrange sur Artsy Versailles.

22 comments:

Olivier said...

merci , j'ai rectifie le code pour mon diapo.
Tu as danse le quadrille , a la place d'un chachacha ;))
Danse de country, que j'arrive (grosso/modo) a maîtriser

bfarr said...

Sounds like a lot of fun.

Jack said...

Did you dance, Ciel? On one of your visits to the USA, you must have learned how.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks like fun was had Ciel, somehow I don't think of line dancing when I think of France, maybe more like the can-can!!

Randy said...

Nice bolo tie!

Regina K said...

It is still Bastille Day here so I am not too late to say Happy Bastille Day!

Bob Crowe said...

Line dancing in France? Please, stop before it is too late!

It makes me thing of of the time,many years ago, when our family went to Euro Disney. The rodeo clown for our section (who, as it happened, was from Kansas City) picked me to represent our section is the shootout with Annie Oakley. Buffalo Bob asked me in French where I was from. I said something like "Zhe sweeze de Saynt Louis, Mizzouree!" "Oh shit, an American" Buffalo Bob said under his breath. Annie won the contest.

Dina said...

This does surprise me.

Cezar and Léia said...

How cool event there and your pictures are great!
Léia

Malyss said...

J'aimerais trop danser country!Mais ici, c'est considéré comme ringard..alors j'ecoute juste la musique!

Birdman said...

Looks like a little bit of everything.

brattcat said...

Well, you sure caught me by surprise with this one. Line dancing in Notre-Dame market square?

Halcyon said...

How strange for the French national holiday to have an American theme. Somehow that just doesn't jive for me.

EG Wow said...

How curious on a national holiday!

Kaori said...

This reminds me of my gym class where we learned to line-dance! Looks fun :D

Woody said...

I think they are both neat!!

T. Becque said...

I can't put the two together, this whole western theme in France!

Francisca said...

I agree with EG... huh? I often confuse line dancing with square dancing... used to do a lot of the latter when I sang in a semi-prof choir in my teens... :-)

Thérèse said...

On ne sera pas depayse quand on ira en France!! Et en plus a Versailles? Un comble.

Tammie Lee said...

fun that you found the spirit of cowboys in Franch

VP said...

This is really strange, but I am sorry to announce you that the theme for our next Effetto Venezia is... France!

SRQ said...

Line dancing on Bastille Day? How curious! I like country music but I will proudly announce that I have never line danced -- however, I find it so captivating that whenever I see it, I have to watch.