14 February 2016 | Angela Peralta theatre, San Miguel de Allende
Fred/warm in the day and cold at night
We went to a Flamenco concert last night with our new friends Victor and JoAnn from Victoria, BC. First we had dinner at the Baja Fish Taquito restaurant on the roof which was a mistake as it was windy and cold and the food so so.
But the best was yet to come as we made our way to the Angela Peralta theatre where we had balcony seats. We met a couple from Virginia while waiting for the doors to open and when they did the six of us found center seats on the first row of the balcony, unobstructed view of the stage.
The curtain opened on time at 8:00 and on stage were 3 guitarists, a drummer, two singers (a man and a women) and 4 dancers, one of which was a man. The girls looked very pretty in their long dresses and the man very handsome. The music started and the dancers came out and what a show. They would usually feature one of the dancers and they were really good. There was a fourth girl that came out later and did a couple of single dances and she was amazing. Such stamina with the heel and toe clicking and the foot stomping. Intermission at 8:45 and the second half started at 9:00. I think we got out at about 10:00 after being throughly entertained. Great music and dancing!
The cost was $100 pesos each or about $5.30 at the exchange rate I have been getting. I would have paid 10 times that amount!
The exchange rate we have been getting from the bank ATM's is about $18.50 pesos to the dollar. Subsequently things are a bargain here. The food is great and you have a hard time spending $20.00 US if Penny has 2 margaritas!
Alas, but time to start heading home and we leave San Miguel tomorrow morning first stopping at OxxO for coffee, then the propane station for propane, Mega for chocolate croissants, and finally the last stop to pick up the two Acapulco chairs Penny found. Just hope that they will fit in the van. If we don't leave tomorrow I will have to rent a U-Haul to bring stuff back! So on to Zacatecas through San Luis del Potosi.