Sunday, August 17, 2008

For Those About to Rock We Salute You

Querétaro is a bit like Oz, or the New York City of Fame - it's not uncommon to come across groups of people breaking out into tightly choreographed dance numbers for no apparent reason. Wandering down to the end of our street to check out the Sunday flea market, this is what we saw instead:


By the way, that object front and center - not the fat lady with the fan, the other object - is a sculpture of a naked woman lying face down on the pavement with her anatomically-correct haunches sticking up in the air, presumably after being disciplined by her husband for serving him less-than-fresh tortillas. Welcome to life in the Patriarchy.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

They're just very happy people. It's probably because people such as yourself and the little woman are living amongst them!
As far as the sculpture goes - What the heck????


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Sheik Yaboody said...

I know scholars will tell you Danzon started when the Cuban camposinos took up the Viennese Waltz imported by the landowners, introduced it to Veracruzano in the early 20th century, and to Mexico City in the 30s and 40s... but it's really Mexican Tai-Chi.

I know some very spry octagenarians who still shake their nalgas on the public squares of Veracruz and Mexico City every weekend.