Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Punk's Not Dead

This is kind of interesting.

On Sunday afternoons, Mexico´s version of Central Park hosts an army of punks, goths, and roller-skaters: a riot of lip-rings, fishnet stockings, studded belts and red hair spiked at impossible angles.

But there is more to this tableau of extreme urbanism than meets the eye. Many of the teenagers in the Alameda, on the edge of Mexico City´s Historic Center, are indigenous peoples, just weeks or months removed from rural pueblos.
Indians in mohawks, makeup and crazy face jewlery? I suppose it could happen...

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