Thursday, March 27

And the Band Played On

And the band played on…

…and on, and on. Las Glorias is generally a sleepy little town. By 9 p.m. on a normal night the streets are quiet and windows are dark. Not so during semana santa. By Wednesday afternoon during Holy Week the streets are crowded with vendors and campers and partiers. It’s "Spring Break at the beach”! As soon as the sun begins to set, bands begin to tune up. By 8 p.m. from our house you can hear no less than 3 different types of bands – ranchero, rock and hip-hop – loud and clear; plus various radios and sound-systems all playing at a volume loud enough to drown out the noise made by each respective group’s neighbors.

Doug and I went for a walk one night to see the sights and found a really neat group. I took a short video of their music. Problem is, the video is on the dark-and-under-exposed side because of how little light there was. It just didn't do them justice! I guess you'll just have to use your imagination! Think to yourself, "oom PAH PAH oom PAH PAH oom PAH PAH oom PAH PAH oom PAH PAH PAH PAH PAH oom PAH PAH..." and you'll just about have it.

Very fun music!

Later, back at home, we were listening to another band playing at a neighbor’s house (impossible not to, no matter how many doors and windows you shut). “They’re really good!” I said. Doug replied wryly, “Yeah. Remind me of that at 4 o’clock when they’re still playing, ‘But they’re good, Honey!’

No kidding! The band next door didn’t stop till 5:15 a.m.

At least they were good!!! ;^)

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