Did The Latin GRAMMYS Street Party Ever Pick Up?
I almost missed the Latin GRAMMYS Street Party — again.
A year ago, I was walking from a friend’s house in Winnetka Heights when I stumbled upon the Jefferson Avenue celebration just in time to encounter its stragglers and the teardown. I felt like kicking myself in the pants for not knowing about it.
This year, I happened to jog by the set earlier that morning — it turns out Dallas was one of six cities chosen for Sunday’s annual celebration — and was thankful for the reminder. (I wonder how this slipped our radar at OCP). I showed up around 3 p.m., and though a crowd formed around the stage, there were no performers yet. And no tribal or regional music blaring from the speakers.
And friend and I walked around for a moment, scouting the place for eye candy excitement. There was a long line for a Dr Pepper T-shirt, another long line for McDonald’s T-shirt (and no food, BTW), and two really long lines for tote bags from a couple of advertisers. While there was plenty of cool things for the kids to do — face painting and a nightclub-style fun house among them — none of the grown-ups seemed to be having fun.
I headed back home after an hour or so, but I’m curious if things ever picked up.
UPDATE [2:50 p.m.]: Apparently things did pick up (courtesy of Univision Radio)