Sunday, September 28, 2008


The Hola! Festival, an annual celebration of Hispanic culture, came to Market Square yesterday. I arrived too late to see the traditional costumes and dances during the Parade of Nations. But I made up for it by eating my way around Central and South America (carne asada ... mmm).
And then there was the music and dancing. The top photo shows a mariachi singing traditional Mexican ballads. The woman standing next to me was singing along. When the DJ began playing Latino music from the stage, everyone cut loose. What a joyful crowd!
Where was I? Shaking my tailfeather behind the camera, of course. No hay ritmo, but nevermind, that's never stopped me before.


Virginia said...

Love these photos. You captured the spirit of the day.
You shake a tailfeather, girl!

PS i pay homage to my team today at my place!

Jim said...

Looks like fun.

Saretta said...

Looks like muy fun!!

babooshka said...

I'm virtually slamming a tequilla and
donnning my poncho and of course shaking my ass. I feel like I've wnadered into a musical, you've really captured the atmospher.

Hope said...

Looks like so much fun! Glad you had fun at the Hispanic festival ...while our family was over at the GreekFest festival. Lots of good times going on in Knoxville!

Dusty Lens said...

Now this looks like a fun festival!
Dance dance revolution!

Olivier said...

la fĂȘte devait ĂȘtre superbe, on imagine avec tes photos l'ambiance.
Day should be superb, imagine your photos with the atmosphere.