Plaza Garibaldi, Zona Rosa, is a mariachi band supermarket. Peaking in numbers on Friday and Saturday nights, bands gather to perform for potential clients. (Anyone.) As no band is more than a few feet from several others, the air is thick with mariachi music. Sometimes in sync, often not. An occasional harpist or guitarist performs alone.
The musicians do not play full songs. Instead, disconnected snippets – a brass section, unaccompanied, showing off how good it is – just imagine if you hired them to play with a full band for your quinceañera (Mexican sweet fifteen party)!
(P.S. Check out Billtron’s recording of the exact same event.)