Festival brightness

parasols and fansThe sun was strong at the Pecan Street Festival all afternoon, despite the occasional passing cloud, and that’s why this booth was rarely without customers. In fact, just after this photo was taken, our party bought two parasols and then a guy stepped up and bought a parasol and a folding fan for his lady love, which encouraged others to follow his example. We saw these parasols all over, adding color to the crowd and providing a practical, though not large, shield against the rays for just seven dollars. It seemed to take two people to fill in for David Farias, one on accordion and one to sing, neither as well as he does both together, but a good percentage of the many, many Tropa F hits were played, to the delight of the crowd. Gary Hobbs has sold a lot of records, but I’d never heard him live before, and he does his recordings one better in person. I was blessed by a tiny miracle today. The back of my toy camera fell off in the middle of the dance floor and its absence wasn’t noted for quite a while. The small bit of plastic was found intact, though. There was an announcement that Sunday nights there will be a Tejano music show from 6 to 10 pm, on Recuerdos 107.7-FM, I think. The news was greeted with cheers. People who brought personal vehicles found free parking without trouble just east of IH-35; ours was in front of Cothron’s Lock & Safe. It wasn’t clear whether the police keeping beer from coming in or going out of the blocked-off streets were on private or public duty. I did not find a beercan pinwheel, alas.

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