Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Mariachis


Here's a bunch of happy people listening to Disneyland's mariachis in front of one of the Frontierland eateries (Casa de Fritos?). This is a wonderful example of the entertainment that you could find all over the park in the old days (I've never cared for the ultra cute non-word "streetmosphere"). There's something so warm and happy about mariachis, with it's Mexican and "old California" heritage, it seems to be a perfect fit in Frontierland (back when Davy Crockett and Zorro were still fresh in the minds of visitors). Check out the Keppy Kaps, I've got to get me one of the yellow ones someday!

Of course there are still some street entertainers, in New Orleans Square and on Main Street. I hope they never go away!

5 comments:

perkypickle said...

super excellent pic, major!

keppy cap pics in the field are always a treat as well!

just another example of the "extra yard" Disneyland took in the old days to entertain it's guests...

Matterhorn1959 said...

Hey Major- this is the Gonzalez Trio who appeared for many years in Frontierland. A while back I posted some images of them playing in a little band stand. The structure in the background is probably Casa De Fritos, but it could also be the Mexican Village, which was an open market type of structure filled with various vendors.

Tangaroa said...

Come on! You know that this is the "Gonzales - Gonzales - Gonzales" trio!

Merlinsguy said...

Yes, this is the "Trio Gonzales, Gonzales, Gonzales." I believe that's how they called themselves...

Matterhorn1959 said...

I was using the Colorado spelling of Gonzalez.