18 June 2012


I know. I know. This blog has been sludge slow recently. However, not so today. I have a video for you!

There are neighborhood fiestas here as well as city-wide fiestas, state-wide fiestas, and national fiestas. Yesterday was the last day of the big neighborhood fiesta of the year here. My neighborhood is called colonia san antonio. Saint Anthony walks the streets here and is a big personality. This was his time, and it lasted all last week. All last week.

Every morning all week I awoke to aerial bombs at 6:00 a.m. Traditionally, when a Mexican town was having a fiesta, they would blow up bombs made out of gunpowder to let the neighboring towns know there was a fiesta that day. That tradition is carried on with these aerial bombs even though we have telephones now.

Every night I was able to lie in my bed and listen to a Mexican band play until 11:00 p.m. Then get up when they finished, go out on the patio, and watch the fireworks until midnight. Before I went to sleep. San Antonio Plaza is only a half block up the street from where I live.

Last night--Sunday night--was the last night. So it was that I went over there and made a video of the fireworks for you.


Anyway, it is good thing that fiesta has concluded because another one starts tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

I loved this video. I can't explain why but I loved it. I even appreciated the educational value (there are a lot of Mexicans in Mexico).

Stephen Brassawe said...

It appears that you caught the spirit of the thing, street. I do these with tongue in cheek, and yet most take them quite seriously and are ever so complementary. The point here was that I could not see the goddamned fireworks for all the people.

Anonymous said...

I promise to try not to take you too seriously. Forgive occasional lapses.