A couple of months ago we went to the Zocalo for the Independence Day celebrations, but unfortunately couldn’t see the awesome sound and light show they put on, because some inconsiderate swine had put a bloody great cathedral in between us and the National Palace, where the lights were shone.
Fortunately, they city government put the show on again the following weekend, so we went to see the Saturday event. Unfortunately, so did hundreds of thousands of other people, and the ensuing chaos meant we missed it again. But lo and behold, we happened to be in the Centro Historico yesterday evening, and discovered they were giving the show another run. We found a decent spot, sat down, and chatted for an hour or so till a boom from the gigantic loudspeakers announced the start.
The video highlights below don’t come close to doing the show justice. Not by any stretch of the imagination. It was a fabulous display of images and music, all within the theme of independence. And possibly revolution – next weekend is the 100th anniversary of that little scuffle. But the video I took is all I have to offer. Enjoy.