The fake moustaches were the first things I noticed at the HoLa Festival information booth on Saturday. They were for sale, along with handmade wristbands. I saw several people wearing them. To me, the moustaches looked like they belonged at a Freddie Mercury festival.
My wife had sent me on a mission. I was to find the Argentina booth and buy some of the delicious rogelitos that we fell in love with last year. Most, if not all, Spanish-speaking countries were represented including Estados Unidos. Sadly, there was no food at the Argentina booth this year. I’ll have to find another way to get some rogelitos.
I saw a piñatero preparing to hoist his various creations. My favorite was a huge spider. I also enjoyed the live mariachi music, which reminded me of living in Southern California. I would like to make a return visit to Cielito Lindo restaurant for the food and the music if and when I get an opportunity to travel to Los Angeles.
Last Tuesday, I met a married couple named Isabel and Bill. They are friends of Roy De La Rosa and had come to Side Splitters to see Einstein Simplified. On Saturday, Isabel was dressed in a costume from her native España.