Sunday, May 25, 2008

5/23/08 Carnaval (San Francisco, Ca)

Carnaval is a huge multi cultural festival in the mission district in SF. Tens of thousands of people tons of music, food and everything in between. We were on the main stage for the Burger King "Tu Ciudad, Tu Musica" competition. There are ten cities nationwide who host the event, each city choses a winner. We were competing with about 5 other band who had also been selected to perform. The styles ranged from latin jazz to to latin rock and I'm not sure where we fit in. The winners got $2500, a guitar, airtime on national TV and radio and a spot on Burger Kings website. We hammered out a quick 15 min set and crossed our fingers as all the bands converged on the stage for the winning announcement. Like I said before every band has its ups and downs I was just hoping this would be an upswing, plus gas had been killing us and we could really use the money. "And the winner of Tu Ciudad Tu Musica is..........40 Watt Hype!" We needed that more than anybody knew. We proceeded to accept one of those huge checks (Something I've always wanted to do) and had some interviews with the beautiful Patricia de Leon (former miss panama and Univision reporter). I had to focus and flip into Spanish amid the excitement for the subsequent interviews. Ah and up after so many downs, this is why we play music right?? The mini tour was a success and we loaded up the van to head back home after another roller coaster week.


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