The feria is on here in Jalpan, and it’s the best one there’s been in a while. This is an election year, and it’s the last chance for the outgoing municipal government to do things up big—whether or not the pesos could have been better spent elsewhere.
It’s something like what I imagine a small-town fair might have been in yesteryear in the US. Carnival rides, music venues, and half a hundred small eateries and bars cover our big soccer field-rodeo complex (my favorite bar name so far is Alcoholegio, something like Alcohollege; they’re ersatz establishments and they get to re-do the nomenclature every year).
I’m told the musical lineup is great, and there’s a concert every night, from older-timey Recodo:
Through stoner-rap band Cartel de Santa:
To the huge banda act Kommander:
To the lucha libre fight than ends proceedings this Sunday.