This year’s “El Dia de los Muertos” seemed busier and even more crowded than previous years.
And as far as I can tell, the organizers don’t have plans to commercialize it to the point of the city’s other festivals.
Keeping it family friendly and local keeps it fun yet intimate.
From what I could see all the food vendors all did well and many sold out of food by 8pm.
Their sounds were very good.
So were their stage presence and charisma.
Their banter punctuated with Spanglish brought laughter to the audience, but my ears are still ringing as I write this from my being so close to the speakers close to the stage.
I used to keep a set of earplugs I kept in my camera bag for when I covered drag racing and concerts when I worked at the newspaper.
The rain from the day before (Friday evening) was godsent.
Temperatures were in the 70s and the air was crisp and clean.
The temperature after the sunset surprised many dipping into the low 60s by around 9pm.
Overall, I had a wonderful time this year.
I was actually surprised I didn’t run into more friends but I was on the lookout for pictures.