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Old 04-13-07, 01:33 PM
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100 reasons why we love Fiesta

Web Posted: 04/12/2007 09:30 PM CDT

Michael Quintanilla
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It's that time of the spring season when San Antonio lets its hair down and goes all out for a hedonistic heckuva time: Fiesta. The flavorful food. The fabulous, flamboyant people. The never-ending fun. It's just too much. We're kidding. It's never really enough even after "you've been there and done that" because in the Alamo City we're always ready to do it again. Here, in no particular order, are 100 reasons why we love Fiesta.

1. Can you say "par-TAY!?"

2. Ten nonstop good-time days and noches

3. Cascarones

4. Fiesta queens

5. Drag queens

6. Wannabe queens

7. Order of the Alamo coronation

8. Disorder at Cornyation

9. Food on a stick

10. Maria's tortillas (and we don't care how long the line is)

11. Margaritas and more margaritas

12. You know what to do for a hangover

13. Parade partying with family and friends in the bed of a pickup

14. High school marching bands

15. Pooper scoopers

16. 'Show us your shoes!'

17. Stepping out in chanclas

18. Collecting beer cups at NIOSA

19. Wearing crazy hats

20. Mariachis

21. Pets in costumes

22. Antique parade cars

23. Crepe-paper flowers

24. Let's get loud

25. Getting Fiesta Friday (or at least the afternoon) off

26. Raving at The Bonham

27. A bucket of smelly oysters

28. The Battle of Flowers Band Festival showdown

29. Getting pinned by the Queen of Soul

30. Turkey legs

31. People-watching

32. Gorditas, the food

33. Gorditas, the women

34. Borrachos, the beans

35. Borrachos, the men

36. Glow-in-the-dark jewelry

37. Hunks in trunks at the WEBB party

38. Girls gone wild at NIOSA

39. Spontaneous street dancing

40. Tequila shots

41. Clydesdales

42. Shriners in those silly mini cars

43. Drill teams

44. Flag girls

45. Raspas

46. Street vendor stuff

47. River Parade

48. Carnival rides

49. Easy parking, wherever I can get it

50. Not being the designated driver

51. King William Fair

52. Collecting medals

53. Bar hopping

54. Being downtown

55. The UIW 'Cutting Edge' fashion show

56. Bumping into old peeps

57. An excuse to call everyone 'honey'

58. Cotton candy at the Battle of Flowers Parade

59. Old folks dancing at Market Square

60. Bad fashion

61. Ice-cold beer

62. Baton twirlers

63. Extravagant floats

64. Remembering the Alamo

65. Forgetting your problems

66. Museo Alameda Smithsonian

67. Flambeau parade

68. Fawning over fake royalty

69. Trenzas (braids) on women

70. Sombreros on men

71. Silly sunglasses on babies

72. Cumbia dancing

73. Strolling the River Walk

74. Crashing parties

75. Guayaberas

76. Honor guards

77. Alamo Heights Pooch Parade

78. Tejano music

79. Line dancing at La Villita

80. The dashing Texas Cavaliers

81. King Antonio

82. Rey Feo

83. El Rey Fido

84. Charreadas

85. Charro beans

86. Royal waves

87. City pride

88. Pretty girls on floats

89. Drummer boys

90. Oompah bands

91. Funnel cakes

92. The chicken dance at La Villita

93. San Fernando Cathedral

94. Fireworks

95. Military bands

96. Mi Tierra Mariachi Bar

97. Wearing sunglasses at night

98. Adelitas (sitting side saddle) on parade

99. Camping out for a parade spot

100. An end-of-Fiesta siesta



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56. Bumping into old peeps - its amazing how out of the hundreds of thousands of people going to these events you will run into somebody you know. Small world.
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# 1 Drunk women wearing summer clothes!!
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55. The UIW 'Cutting Edge' fashion show

is that being sarcastic or serious....cause my cousin is a fashion major at UIW and participates in this.
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