May 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
If you missed yesterday’s celebration of Cinco de Mayo, here is a little excerpt of what was happening in the Financial District. Tlaloc Sabor Mexicana was hosting their yearly Cinco de Mayo celebration with a happy hour special from 5 to 7 p.m..
An all-female band named Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano played an hour-long set for the crowd. The outdoor seating area was quickly packed, as the neighborhood office workers indulged in happy hour, soaking up the last bit of sunshine before the fog rolled in.
Kelly Klare came along with co-workers to hang out. Their group was trying to figure out the meaning of the celebration, but they weren’t sure. What they knew was that they were celebrating another country’s holiday.
For most people, what Cinco de Mayo commemorates wasn’t certain, but that did not stop them from celebrating.
“Whatever it is, it’s americanized. It’s a big drinking holiday, like St. Patrick’s day,” said Lincoln Gunn, who came from his work in SoMa to meet his girlfriend who works in the area.
And under the sun, to the sound and vibrant energy from this all-women Mariachi band, another Cinco de Mayo had come and gone, slightly infused with tequila.