The place to party hearty

I’m not sure if Saint-Pompon is actively seeking a nickname, but I’d like to suggest Party Town. For a few precious Saturday evenings each summer, the night market in the village — just a few kilometres from Daglan — really rocks.

We were there last night — my wife Jan and I, with four very good friends — sitting at a table in the heart of the action, near the DJ and the dance floor, and a great time was had by all.

I’ve written many times about Saint-Pompon’s night market, so I won’t go into detail here. If you need background, check out “A Good Night,” posted on Radio Free Daglan on July 21, 2013.

Jan and I arrived with Elisabeth and Gerhard just after 7 p.m. By then, the shaded side of the street — where nearly all the food and drink stalls are located — was packed. No room at any of the tables for us. Have a look:

Sunny sky, and full tables.

So we moved across to the sunny side of the street, where we were soon joined by friends Suzanne and Mark. The six of us immediately began  choosing and then buying our wine and food for the evening, and settled down to chat and enjoy the music.

As the sky began to darken, the dancing began. As usual, the dance floor had just a few people on it at the beginning:

The dancing usually begins slowly.

As the evening rolled along, the dance floor attracted more and more people, including a whole bunch who seemed to enjoy line dancing. (I can never figure out how a group of strangers seem to know what moves, in unison,  to make.) Here they are:

Stompin’ at Saint-Pompon.

But for me, the most entertaining — and amazing — event of the evening was the enthusiastic singing by a group of seven Dutch women at the table next to us.

Clearly, their native language was Dutch. But when it came to singing along with the music, they not only sang in perfect English, but seemed to know every word of every popular song — from “Dancing Queen” (ABBA) to “We will rock you” (Queen). Here are four of the women next to us, obviously having a great time (while entertaining us):

Are they having fun, or what?

Sadly, there are not many Saturdays left this summer to enjoy the night market in Saint-Pompon. In fact, next Saturday may well be the last one for 2018. If you’re around, this could be the place for you to party hearty.

 

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4 Responses to The place to party hearty

  1. Deb says:

    You should have come to the one at Salviac, we had a good Lebanese platter. Another on the 2nd August. ❤️❤️

  2. Elisabeth says:

    We love to party hearty! Was a lovely evening xx

  3. scadams555 says:

    Wow, need to be THERE!

    Thanks Loren and Jan.

    XO

    On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 12:28 PM, Radio Free Daglan wrote:

    > loren24250 posted: “I’m not sure if Saint-Pompon is actively seeking a > nickname, but I’d like to suggest Party Town. For a few precious Saturday > evenings each summer, the night market in the village — just a few > kilometres from Daglan — really rocks. We were there last ” >

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