The thing is, it's not just one concert. It's a whole weekend. Not just RCPM, but various associated bands that are also pretty fantastic, and a whole lot of fun, friends, sun, sand, tequila and beer.
Ok, this is far more information than you need. The point is, after being a fan of this band for so many years, and going to Circus Mexicus last year, of course I had to go again this year! And it was not only about the music, it's about Mexican FOOD!
So this year, I flew to Phoenix, and met up with a few people, some of whom I'd met in the UK (yeah, I've been a lot of places to see this band) and some of whom I was meeting for the first time.
That first night in Phoenix a few of us went to a bar to see Los Thieves (a combination of a guy from Los Guys and a guy from Tramps and Thieves) and I was served this enormous margarita!
To go with that margarita I had shrimp tostadas and BBQ chicken wings:
We left early the next morning to drive down to Puerto Penasco, and along the way stopped in the wonderful (insert sarcastic face here) town of Gila Bend for gas and snacks. Thus, the breakfast of champions:
Hey, cranberry juice just doesn't exist here in Hanoi, so that was exciting, ok? On the way we stopped in Ajo, where there is this beautiful mission church.
As soon as we got to Rocky Point, we went straight to the concert venue, Wrecked at the Reef, to pick up our wristbands and get some food!
And that's all before the meal comes!
Finally, we got to the condo. It had a 1000 square foot patio, with this wonderful view!
|This bird was protecting the patio.|
|The view from JJ's.|
Entertainment that night was provided by various bands, such as Shurman, Sons of Bill, and the ultra-talented Jim Dalton.
I had a combination plate of a taco, an enchilada, and a chile relleno. It was delicious! (I'm going to add a little aside here, that the food always looked so good that I usually forgot to take a picture until I'd already had a few bites....in case you're wondering why the dishes look partly eaten!)
There was a great view from up there, with all of these cute frog statues on the lamp posts!
|I loved the edging of the restaurant's walkway!|
That day Vicki made her pumpkin and pecan cake, which was super yummy and apparently very easy to make!
Then it was finally time for the big show. The stage was set up facing the ocean, so I just kicked my shoes off and stood in the sand!
|This boy was standing just outside the fence|
with his puppy, no doubt wondering just what
was going on!
|These girls were standing behind me for a while, wearing|
these awesome, cheesy homemade sombreros!
We went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner, and I had this ENORMOUS (but delicious!) BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad.
It was so big I had to take pictures of it from both sides!