I finally walked the tens of feet necessary to check out the Sunday night Cajun action at Half Time Rec. The Cajun Hot Soles were playing (fantastic!), and the place was jumping. No feet were spared in the dancing. In fact, many people changed out of sneakers or boots into smooth soled dancing shoes—the corners of the bar were piled with shoes and coats. The steps do involve a lot of shuffling, and I think my "sticky" shoes were interfering with my moves. (Oh. I have moves.)
The band featured Pop Wagner and his ten gallon hat on fiddle. (In a surreal coincidence, one of the interns here has that photo of him as her desktop background. I've been a little freaked out by his mustache as I walk by her desk. I'm happy to say that it's not nearly as alarming in person.)
I'd definitely recommend the Rec-reation, if only for the people-watching. One white-haired gentleman sported a truly inventive comb-over: Except for a fringe around the back at his neck, all the hair was combed up toward the crown of his head and arranged into a modified pompadour. Nice.