$45 ticket. Like, a hundred restaurants and culinary schools, an Iron Chef competition, live bands and ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK! Game on!
Festival Gastronomica is a major event that draws people from all over the west side of the island. It’s run by parents of one of my son’s classmates. It was a three day event, and we went Saturday night with our next door neighbors. I’m guessing well over 1000 people were there. And at least half the women were wearing big ol’ wedge shoes. Me too! I fit in! haha
The suggested dress code was blue jeans and a white top. A good portion of the people wore that and it looked cool.
We got a table in front of the main stage. The two bands were quite fun in spite of being uber loud. Lots of salsa/merengue music (some of which I actually knew!) plus a few wedding standards. Trevor said he’s give me $1 if they played YMCA. I bet on Brick House. shrug No money exchanged.
The band played Twist & Shout/La Bamba which I asked Trevor to dance to! So we did even though no one else was dancing. Slowly, like 200 pairs of eyes drifted over to us. I couldn’t stop smiling but I kept my eyes on Trevor. haha super fun. Bringing Lindy Hop to Mayaguez. GRINGOS IN THE HOUSE! (we dance at the end of this video)
At the end of the night we got in line at the Bacardi booth for a freshly made Mojito. Bacardi is made in Puerto Rico!
Siri on iPhones is pretty cool. You can just say “What song is this?” and hold your phone up to a song that is playing. However……. Siri is NO GOOD if the music is SO LOUD she can’t hear you ask the question. How’s a girl to build a good latin music collection?