It was a night of food y música with Dez -- dinner at Ms. B's M & M's Soul Food on Manchester
then Café Tacvba y Los Tigres del Norte en El Forum.
I got the Catfish (REALLY good), Dez got the Baked Chicken.
There were sides, I didn't take a picture.
We split the awesome Peach Cobbler.
After walking my leftover catfish to a very secret free parking spot, we went over to The Forum.
We surveyed El Merch
Gorras de beisbol y Tigres
I know I'm going to regret not getting that embroidered edge key chain
Best of all, and take note of this my musician friends,
Nice markup, right? Or is that markerup - haha.
Café Tacvba opened and wow were they a visual and sonic feast!
Their hats and fringe glowed in the dark!
I sense a SpyGirl sketch of Rubén coming soon.
Here's a silent stop motion video showing the fringe in action:
I have no photos of Los Tigres del Norte. Perhaps I was too transfixed by the spectacle. There was video, sometimes the usual live feed and sometimes prerecorded performances of the same song but at another venue (confusing!). They wore shiny jackets and leather pants with thin metal tubing over the knees (strange!). The vocals started sounding just a little bit weird then ¡BAM! the power went out. For a few seconds, the entire venue was dark -- except for the light from everyones' phones (disturbing!). The percussionists kept playing (troupers!). Gradually the power restored, and a backing track revealed itself by repeatedly playing the finale "muchas gracias" over and over (oops!).
Behind me lurked La Caterwalla. She very enthusiastically sang along, WAY off key. She also had a bad sense of personal space and managed to crowd me, despite the chair between us. Hit by her fan, check. Hit in head, check. At least she didn't throw her drink at me! ¡Ay, señora!
[Pardon any bad Spanish. I was using el Google for translations].
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