A bunch of celebrations clustered together this spring: within two months there were two music festivals, my friend Momo’s birthday party, and a farewell party for me before I moved to Mexico City. This is a diary of all that fun.
Carmiña waiting for her boyfriend’s band to go onstage.
My friend Aliz made me a necklace of stickers that spell out BEYONCE.
That’s Carmiña’s boyfriend, Alonso, singing with his band, Bocanegra.
Carmiña and Alonso.
Photos 13-19 are from Momo’s birthday party.
The birthday boy.
Photos 20-26: My farewell party in Guadalajara, hosted by the lovely Miranda.
Fera bought these pants from the thrift store ’cause she wanted to look like TLC, but one hour into the party she felt like she was melting—that’s when she looked at the tags and realized they were “weight loss pants”!
And these last six are from the Raymondstock music fest in Mexico City, my new home. This is Alonso’s other band, Baby Nelson & the Philistines.
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