Team Cybergeist and The Last Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the small Mexican army’s defeat over the big, bad French army at Pueblo in 1862. No, it isn’t Mexico’s Indenpendence Day….there were more battles to follow this one whereby the French were again victorious. And while Cinco de Mayo is not actually that important in Mexico, it is widely celebrated here in the U.S. And why not? The Mexican immigrants brought us another reason to party! American drinking establishments and their patrons are becoming more and more seriously attached to this rather obscure holiday…..kinda like St. Patrick’s Day. Though we are not all Irish nor Catholic….we all love this St. Patrick dude. (So hey, why don’t we make Columbus Day or the Canadian Boxing Day official party days too?….. just a thought)
So, with this being the dreaded 2012, with the end of all things predicted by some for December 21st; will this be our last Cinco de Mayo? Our last chance to consume mass quantities of cervesa, tequila, and tacos?
Well, the Mayan calendar remains a bit of a mystery; but, here is what we have found on the subject….The Mayan civilization, which reached its height from 300 A.D. to 900 A.D., had a talent for astronomy and advanced mathematics. They created what many have called the most accurate calendar in the world, which does indicate the end of an era on December 21, 2012; but does not specifically site this date as the end of the world. The truth is we don’t really know what the Mayans had in mind for this date.
Rose had the awesome opportunity to visit the ruins of the Mayan city of Tulum in January of this foreboding year. And we have to say that standing in this ancient city overlooking an incredibly beautiful view of the sea, we felt only a sense of renewal, not devestation.
So, in honor of what might be our last Cinco de Mayo ever, Rose recommends that we celebrate like we’ve never celebrated before (we would say “like it’s 1999″ but that’s a long time ago, and it’s already been done). We expect to see everyone at The Haven for a bad ass show even the Mayans would’ve added another date on their calendar for. Team Cybergeist – Angel Bartolotta, Meka Nism, Lit Up, Another Life Spared, I Will Break Thee, An Effigy Distorted, and From Within…. Be there!
Do use your head and be wise about it…May 6th could be a real bitch if you’re not careful! So happy Cinco de Mayo! Be at peace, be with family, friends and the music you love. We’ll just have to wait another seven months to see if the Mayan calendar readers know what the hell they’re talking about.