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Re: LaManzanilla Rodeo 2012

Posted by anne on February 2, 2012, 3:48 pm, in reply to "LaManzanilla Rodeo 2012"

I just wanted to mention about the dancing on Sun night at the Casino. This dance is always the 2nd night of the Fiestas. It is absolutely the biggest and best bash of the year in La M--bar none. And for the last 2 yrs, I've hardly noticed any ex-pats there. I talked to many people afterwards and many told me they would have come if they'd known more about it.

Sooo, I'm telling you this: this is the one time during the year when the Mexican people let go, forget all about their 'problems', dress to the hilt, one and all. It is a chance to see the people love life, dance, dance, dance. ALL are in a hyper festive mood. I saw men and women there who are EXPERT dancers who are local gardeners, fishermen, day laborers. And I danced with as many as I could!!! It changed my relationship with many locals. Never did I view them the same (dancing to me is a high art form). Do rest up in the later afternoon if you must, as it lasts till 4AM!! And I wasn't even tired!

If you want to see La M living full bore, do not miss this dance.....

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