Chingona Chisme is ready to Fiesta!
Another Fiesta De La Flor is in the books! The two-day music festival honoring Selena Quintanilla Perez was this past weekend and was jammed packed with a ton of live music, vendors, food trucks and die hard fans.
Despite Selena no longer being with us, her legacy lives on. I’ve said it before that Selena is and will continue to be a role model for all the little brown girls everywhere. For my little girl self, there was no one to look up to, and when she emerged, she was superstar status in my eyes. She was in our lives via her music, and we soaked up all the energy that she exhibited. She was also humble and muy chingona. An everyday person that was totally relatable, and that’s just many of her attractive attributes. Fast forward to now, present day little girls see the magic that I saw years ago. Selena will continue to inspire and move us all to pursue and chase our dreams.
Anything for Selenas
I didn’t get to make it out last year, but Sew Bonita was determined to make it this year. Upon arrival, parking was a breeze. There were plenty of lots where we could park with close proximity to the area. But there was also was also free park and rides provided by Corpus Christi RTA.
Seeing all the Selena impersonators was the best part of the whole event. I could immediately tell how much thought and pride they put into their look for they were honoring the Tejano Queen. And this festival was a perfect time to break in Sew Bonita's Chingona cachucha in purple, Selena's favorite color!
Mini Selenas and future Chingonas
Dayanara (left) from Chicago, Illnois / Selena (right) from Alice, Texas
Cassie Lynn (left) from Corpus Christi, Tx / Amanda Garza (right) from Corpus Christi, TX and Selena's 3rd cousin!!
A Taste of Fiesta de La Flor
We walked in thru the side gate to a crowd of people enjoying the bayfront, perfect weather and live music. There were so many food trucks, along with many tables to sit and eat at.
Inside the American Bank Center was my favorite part, El Mercado! A shopping area that had both local and international vendors from Mexico and South America that I was so happy to meet. Each one unique, and selling goods from all over the world.
One of the main highlights of the event was getting to see in person Madame Tussauds Hollywood Selena wax figure. The line to see her was super long and so worth it according to many fans.
Image by: www.madametussauds.com
Overall, I had a wonderful experience at FDLF. It was very well organized with so many different events happening from El Parque (kid’s park) to a Silent Disco, Q&A with Jackie Guerra, Jackie Cruz (of OITNB) and Suzette Quintanilla. Then ending the weekend with a huge firework display over the bayfront. A true romantic ending for our Tejano Queen.
I <3 My CC
I am very proud of Corpus Christi! And all that were a part of organizing such a fun filled weekend! Congrats to the volunteers, organizers, and sponsors on such a successful event. I look forward to 2018! Viva Selena!
This edition of Chingona Chisme was a small recap of FDLF in Corpus Christi. A city that has embraced me, my Chingonaness and Sew Bonita. I am truly so blessed and honored to be surrounded by sew much talent, creativity and pride. Thanks for reading about our FDLF fun, and get ready for more Chingona Chisme coming your way!
¡ Hasta la próxima!