Movement. Cool air. Incandescent burning in a blue night. Screeching and scraping and chattering of track and people. Everybody's on their own adventure tonight. You're just going in the same general direction.
I recently photographed an event for an entrepreneurship organization, at which Mike DeLazzer, founder of Redbox, gave a talk. Being a small business owner myself, it's always fantastic to hear stories from people that were able to turn ideas into successful businesses. Inspiration can come from anywhere. Grab it and run with it when you see it.
If you need to spend the night in Lafayette, enjoy staying up late, and like unique and intimate music venues, then check out the Blue Moon Saloon. It has a hostel-like atmosphere, being that it's just a house that was converted to commercial use. There are a few rooms to choose from, all of which will leave you less than 20 feet from where the bands play in the evenings. We stayed in the room that shares a wall with the stage. Needless to say, you won't be sleeping while the music is on. It's one of those places that forces you to go out and be social even if you're dead tired. We happened to be there on a night with some fantastic bands cranking out cajun-jazzy infused rock mutant music. I'm kicking myself now for neglecting to catch their name. But these guys - the ones in the pictures - check them out if you see them one the streets or something.