Thursday, May 05, 2005

Not quite drowned out

The last show on tonight's bill at Fiesta Gardens was Jaime y los chamacos. "Yolanda" was beautifully audible, with balanced sound, through the windows until the taxpayer-funded police helicopter came roaring over. We did get to hear most of the set, though: lots of hits, plus a cover or two, including a "Coco rayado" that didn't compare with Ruben Vela's original. Everything was shut down pretty promptly at eleven o'clock. There's all the difference in the world between the virtuosity of the accordion and percussion of a group like this and whoever opened the bill. The toes are still tapping.


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