Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Much ado

In Mexico they sometimes have a thing they call gyropeo (sp?). It's kind of like a big variety show, with shades of rodeo and bullfight, plus live music, etc.

Anyway, someone brought gyropeo to Austin last weekend and I was invited, so I went. But nothing happened. Or at least, while we were there it did. Or didn't.

It supposedly started at 3pm, and we got there about 5 -- there were several hundred people there (I think maybe a total of two other gueros) sitting on bleachers around the corral area in the center. During the time we were there, a kid came out on a horse and rode around a little, practicing some dressage-type moves, and a lot of people bought a lot of beer. Then they drank it. We all sat and chatted and sweated and waited, and listened to recorded music. Nothing continued to be what was on the entertainment agenda, for about an hour. People continued to arrive, but we felt we might soon die of boredom or old age, so we went home.

3 Comments:

At Wed Sep 06, 12:32:00 AM PDT, Blogger Happy Mask Saleswoman said...

You could at least have posted a slightly interesting afterthought.

 
At Thu Sep 07, 10:11:00 AM PDT, Blogger jay are said...

haha, happy mask...That just sounded like a rip-snorter of a time. Sorry I missed it. Phew.

 
At Sat Sep 09, 02:04:00 AM PDT, Blogger Erik said...

this was a good post. i like how nothing happens at the end. i considered not making this comment, too, but then i thought it was kind of in keeping with the spirit of the post itself. so i decided to post it!

ok thx!

 

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