Saturday, September 20, 2008

Baila Morena!

Tuesday's Independence Day also came complete with traditional dancing! Troupes of school-aged girls lined up, black-brown hair pulled back into buns flowing with colorful ribbons, to match colorful skirts that swirled like something every girl's dreams are made of. They swirled and twirled their way around stage, clapping and dancing, graceful and playful. Families, cowboys, workers, tourists, all gathered around el centro to watch. Teenage boys, in saggy pants and trucker hats, whistled and shrieked from the sidelines. It was beautiful.