Monday, 23 June 2014

Vinz le Mariachi

Every 21st of June, summer solstice, France goes music wild for the 'fête de la musique'. Usually it rains, not so this year, the weather was perfect. There were loads of free concerts all over the city centre but VDP stayed around the Avenue de Sceaux stage because she still can't walk properly. It took her ages to find a parking space so she missed most of Vinz the Mariachi's Mexican inspired concert... The sound engineers were very concentrated and you can listen to Vinz's Cucaracha here.

Tous les 21 juin, jour du solstice d'été, la France s'adonne à la musique pour la fête de la musique. Généralement, il pleut. Pas cette année, il a fait un temps de rêve samedi ! Il y avait plein de concerts gratuits partout dans le centre ville mais VDP est restée à proximité de la scène de l'avenue de Sceaux parce qu'elle ne peut toujours pas marcher correctement. Elle a raté le plus gros du concert de musique mexicaine de Vinz le Mariachi, parce qu'il lui a fallu trois plombes pour se garer (l'utilisation des transports en commun étant en ce moment exclue pour votre servitrice...) Les ingénieurs du son étaient très concentrés et vous pouvez écouter sa Cucaracha ici...

28 comments:

Revrunner said...

Can't walk properly? What did I miss?

William Kendall said...

He certainly looks quite Mexican.

Sorry that the leg's still giving you trouble.

Sharon Anck said...

He's got the costume perfect.

Sylvia K said...

Being originally from Texas and having lived in Mexico, too, this looks like my kind of concert!! Hope you're feeling a little better every day.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

hey at least you are out walking around now, that is good!
I wear a hat that started out as nice as that one but after lots of garden work it is getting ragged. You would have a laugh seeing me in it.

RedPat said...

Fabulous music for sure. We had a music event all day Saturday in the neighbourhood - some performances in the park and some at local businesses!

Randy said...

That would not be something I would expect to see there.

Lowell said...

I guess there's no law against a mariachi band playing in Versailles! :) I like the sound. When visiting in Guaymas, Mexico years ago, we were often serenaded by such groups while eating dinner.

Well, until it got to be too much and I broke a guitar over one guy's head. Nah, i'm just kidding, but they can be rather annoying. :)

So sorry you're still not hopping around like a bunny rabbit. Soon, I hope!

Bob Crowe said...

My son and daughter-in-law went to some of the fête around Montmartre yesterday and had a great time. But mariachis in France? That would turn my head.

Small City Scenes said...

I would love to walk around amidst the various musicians. I like Mariachi music very much. Will you talk to Bob, Please? MB

Stuart said...

Sorry you missed out on part of the performance. I'm sure the place was jammed with people like it was here.

Dina said...

Cu-Cucaracha ...!

Olivier said...

c'est l'un des problemes avec ce genre de fete : le parking (bon person j'habite presque au dessus de la scene ;)). Sympa cette ambiance mexicaine, j'espere qu'il y a avait aussi des tacos pour rester dans le ton

Small City Scenes said...

Since I said I wish I was over there enjoying all the music---you need to talk to Bob. Get it!!! MB

Small City Scenes said...

Oh I forgot-----The river was pushed on over the road and everything in it's way. Upriver then formed a new channel to the rest of the river. At first there was a big worry that the river backed up so much there would be flooding downriver but nature worked it out. MB

llandudnopictures said...

Viva Vinz!

Bergson said...

tu n'as pas encore de carte handicapée

ok ok je sors !!!!!!!

Lowell said...

My dear Ciel: I just want you to know that I found your comment yesterday on Ocala was just plain shocking!

Kate said...

What fun! I would not expect Mexican music at the festival but apparently there was quite a variety. Better take care of yourself and continue to heal!

VP said...

Not exactly my favorite kind of music, but I would definitely like to listen this!

Tanya Breese said...

for a second i thought i was visiting the wrong blog lol...sounds like a fun event!! ugh, parking!!

LOLfromPasa said...

What fun! Super that the weather is good. Makes such a difference.

Halcyon said...

J'adore la fête de la musique ! Il y avait quelques bars participants ici mais avec le foot (match d’Allemagne) et tout je n'avais pas le temps de tout faire. En plus, il faisait froid... :(

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh my gosh! My toes just started tapping. I LOVE Mariachi music!

Loree said...

A lovely way to commemorate the solstice.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful portrait and photo, perfect for a CD cover!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh so finding parking in Versailles sounds like here in Perth Ciel, especially at an event like this. You got super shots from the event, just going to check out more above!

José Mendonça said...

Very cool series on the bands playing!