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By: Terrill J. Weil
BATON ROUGE, LA - It was two years in the making, but Kent and Scott DeJean, 'The Evil Twins' were finally able to throw their party to honor the 2019 LSU national championship football team.
With the start of the 2022 LSU football season only a week away, it was a fitting preseason gathering to build on the hype and optimism of LSU fan's favorite time of the year.
"Right after the national championship COVID`19 hit." Kent said. "Then we tried to schedule a party in August 2021 but another variant rolled out and we were very concerned about everyone's safety, so we canceled."
"We like doing our parties right before the season starts because everyone is so excited." Scott DeJean added. "We just didn't want to put anyone in danger during a pandemic."
Grammy award winning Zydeco musician Chubby Carrier rocked the party with his Louisiana Cajun classic tunes, keeping the huge crowd of Tiger fans excited with a fun and festive atmosphere.
"We meet Chubby at one of his concerts in Baton Rouge" Scott said. "We found out that he was a huge LSU fan and a great friendship started from there. He always told us that he wanted to play at one of our parties."
"Chubby has been a friend of ours for ten years." Kent said. "He's a big LSU fan. He even has a purple and gold accordion. "When Chubby and his band would travel we would send him text messages during LSU games to update him on the score."
For the few who don't know of the Evil Twins, let me introduce them. They are Kent and Scott DeJean, identical twin brothers from the small towns of Lawtell and Opelousas, Louisiana. The twins have lived in Baton Rouge, on and near the LSU campus for years.
They became labelled 'The Evil Twins' years ago when they served as the emcees for the massive and classic LSU Tailgate group, "Krewe of Ragoo."
Kent (a Baton Rouge attorney) and Scott (a veterinarian for USDA Veterinarian Services) have reached legendary LSU fan status as they became known for their wild ideas, crazy antics and hilarious skits during a 'Krewe of Ragoo' outing.
The brothers have not missed a home LSU football game in 40 years and have made it to LSU's last 30 bowl games. They have been in attendance at every SEC Championship game that the Tigers have played in and have also been to all four LSU
national championship games since the 1958 title contest.
The party was held at the Twins' new residence which is close to the LSU campus. Over 70 close friends, new and old showed up to celebrate in LSU style.
Among those in attendance were, former LSU softball head coach Yvette Girouard,... Famous tailgaters and LSU fans
Wayne Broussard & Lee Dalfrey,... The awesome Mr. Paul Callais,... Becky Hilliard aka Tequila Queen,... Radio personality Todd Ortego of the Swamp & Roll Radio Show on KBON 101.1 FM out of Eunice,... Radio Personality Herman Fuselier of Zydeco Stomp on KRVS out of Lafayette,... Mike 'The Chinese Bandit' Bernard of Big Time Sports Talk on KPEL 1420 AM out of Lafayette,... and the Legend himself, Marvin "Ragoo" Dugas... along with so many other wonderful friends...
A big thank you to my staff photographer Michael Bacigalupi who took time out of his busy day to help capture some great photos for Da Boot Sports....
Enjoy the videos and photos below from Sunday's festive event..... GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!
Photos Below By: Michael Bacigalupi
Photos Below By: Terrill Weil
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