I have slowly lost interest in walking up town and spending time with the cosmopolitan crowd at El Jardin. I have been spending more time in the plaza de San Antonio less than a block from where I live. It is Mexican.
Aerial bombs went off this morning at 6:00 a.m. so close to me that I knew something was going on there today. I find now that the original purpose of these aerial bombs was to notify neighboring villages and neighborhoods that a party is about to occur. The aerial bombs this morning were so close and so loud that they set off car alarms on calle de Palma where Stephen, Frank, and Allyson live next to the plaza.
You will recall that not too long ago we got the young people through their first communion at San Antonio Church. Today we baptized babies. I arrived a bit late as the crowd was emerging from the church.
Pick a baby, any baby, and click on the photo.
All day music was provided from the steps in front of my grocery store next to the church, Abarrotes San Antonio, courtesy of a disk jockey with a huge bank of speakers. Mexican disk jockeys never short you on volume. The music then stopped for each mass during the day.
Around 3:00 a solo singer performed with his own background music on disk.
Then later came the rest of the little fiesta, which is the subject of the video that follows.