Wednesday: chilaquiles for breakfast in San Felipe. We stopped along our drive in Dolores Hidalgo to get a sample of what is touted as the best ice cream in Mexico. They serve really interesting flavors such as avocado and mole. They urged us to sample practically every flavor they make before we finally let them know which we wanted to actually get! We wandered around with our treat for a few minutes and also checked out the beautiful cathedral there before returning to the van.
Then back through San Miguel again (we've passed through there every single day--we are starting to really recognize all the landmarks!) and on to San Jose Iturbide. We went first to the cultural center--a beautiful new building on the outskirts of the city. The organizers there received us with a lot of enthusiasm and even took a short video of us inviting people to the concert so that they could post it on Facebook. They also apparently went through the whole neighborhood as well, knocking on doors and handing out the flyer advertising the event. And when we arrived to the place of the concert there was also a huge full color poster/banner with our picture on it.
They set up the stage directly in front of the small church. We originally were supposed to play in the chapel but apparently the priest changed his mind at the last minute so the stage was just outside the door in a small plaza.
We had some really technically savvy people handling our sound and that meant it was the easiest of all our outdoor venues in terms of hearing each other well and being able to create lovely musical moments.
The audience was absolutely amazing at this concert--they ran us clean out of encores and we had to stop before they were ready! Afterwards they all wanted to come up and take pictures with us and one woman confided that she was crying through a lot of the performance because it reminded her of her mother. We hung out much longer after this concert than the others so far because the people were just so warm and friendly and all wanted to come talk to us.