Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! Watering holes across the neighborhood are a buzzing, margaritas are a pouring, and coronas are a popping. Join the WeloV family for some happy hour action at Baja Cantina starting @ 5:00 p.m. For all of you looking to get the party started early, Cabo Cantina opens it doors at 12:00 p.m for Happy Hour w/ special priced bucket’s of Corona’s and more.. We’re not the state of Arizona,  & Venice is not Phoenix (sorry Phx fam).. Come celebrate Mexico’s big win! Sorry, France.

- – A few Did You Know* Pop culture references about “Cinco De Mayo” – - -

  • Bob Dylan‘s song “Isis” references the date at the very beginning by narrating the title character’s marriage, with the lyrics “on the fifth day of May….”
  • The band War had a minor hit with a track called “Cinco de Mayo,” from their 1982 album Outlaw.
  • Ween refers to Cinco de Mayo in the song “Buenas Tardes Amigo.”
  • The waltzing song “Mexico” from Cake‘s Prolonging the Magic album mentions Cinco de Mayo.
  • Fighting game Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior, set in the fictional Mexican-American city of Glasshill, has one stage called “Cinco de Mayo,” which draws clear inspiration from this event (this is the only stage in the game to have no background music; instead, the sound of the parade running at the stage’s background serves as the stage’s theme).
  • Herb Alpert recorded a song called “Cinco de Mayo,” which was the B-side of his hit “Spanish Flea.”[28]
  • Liz Phair included a song called “Cinco de Mayo” on her Whip-Smart album in 1994.
  • American post-hardcore band Senses Fail included a song called “Cinco de Mayo” as a bonus track for its second album Still Searching
  • 5 Second Films created a Cinco de Mayo movie called Don’t Thinko de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo celebration in Saint Paul, Minnesota. courtesy of wikipedia

About the author

Justin LaBaw-Rivers, chief ninja at WELO, loves to write about any random happenings in the music, art, & design scene. An artist himself & a lover of life, it's not uncommon to find this kid singing karoake or dancing with friends at local watering holes until the doors shut.

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