Over Memorial Day Weekend I experienced my very first Rizerfest Crawfish Boil. In its sixth year and running strong, this event has a huge turnout each year. I was especially excited to be there because I had never tried crawfish before and was eager to get a taste of the bayou!
Held in Santa Monica, this celebration was complete with 130lbs of southern raised crawfish, beer, flip cup, and lots of good people - it seems as if the atmosphere bred southern hospitality. Very rarely do you get a group of around 100 people (who are drinking) together without any disagreements. But the day really was perfect and everyone was beyond nice.
Eating the crawfish was...interesting. I used to be a vegetarian and only started eating chicken and fish a year ago. So to have to twist the head off of these little suckers was pretty rough. Then again, I was hungry and they don't have much meat in them so eventually I got to the point where I was willing to do what I had to do to eat! And of course the beer washed the crawfish down perfectly.
Me and my friend Kathrin
I also had a blast playing flip cup. Somehow I had never played before and I had been missing out. I don't know how or why but for my very first game I was the anchor. We lost - but it wasn't my fault becuase I didn't even get the chance to drink. The second time I started our team off and was able to flip my cup on the very first try (hell yeah!) - we still lost though. By the third game we won but I had to stop drinking since I was the DD. Next time it's on though!
Overall, Rizerfest was a great time and I am already looking forward to next year's festivities.