Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Inspired by Steff's comment on my Sunday post, here are some videos to... give an idea about how San Jose Celebrates the day ;)

I think this video shows the overall feel and style of the day and area:

not great if you are just trying to get home ;)

this video has a better look at the cars:

and this video demonstrates what can go wrong...
Cinco de Mayo riots of 1997
 

6 comments:

  1. Hmm...interesting! So it's like a slow drag race/car parade situation. With zoot suits?! I don't get it. If you feed me tacos I might change my mind! ;-0

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    1. Look up the zoot suit riots, that might help make sense of it, ha. It's mostly just a day for Mexican Americans to celebrate their culture and heritage. And drink ;) We are going to be eating tacos so that part is covered at my house!

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  2. Okay, that just looks horrible - don't fuck with my commute!!! *note to self: don't drive in San Jose on May 5th* Like, it wouldn't be so bad if the people driving/celebrating had a designated place off the city streets to strut their cars and such - that looks like fun and all, and the cars are definitely bad ass, but I cannot get behind the tire burnouts!!! A parade - these people need a parade!!!

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    1. Just avoid east side and downtown, the rest is just normal traffic ;) A parade or something more organized would be great, but I don't think its something that will happen since people get kind of rowdy. Mostly I just like to have a private celebration at home, celebrating it my white washed way :)

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  3. So...I don't get it? (I feel a little less bad about this after reading Steff & Jess's comments.) It's a...parade? But..not? A parade that is essentially in the middle of daily traffic? That would suck balls. I mean, part of it is my location, the Latino and/or Mexican population here is about 4. So, I read in your previous comments that they are basically celebrating their heritage. Damn. I think they should be able to have an actual parade.

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    1. And I didn't get that is was so weird until all you guys commented! I think a parade would be weird in San Jose, that is a San Francisco type of thing. We do things a little more... loose and free, I guess? Ha, only four mexicans? One of my friends who is Chinese went somewhere East Coastish, dang can't remember where, for a wedding and when he went to the grocery store, he got some double takes because he was probably the only asian in town, ever. I'm so used to the cultural diversity of the bay area that if i'm ever somewhere where there are only white people, i feel out of place and it feels weird.

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