This past weekend I went to Mexico with Tom, my boyfriend, and Jim, his brother. A few months ago Tom was asked to perform with Bob Weir, Jeff Chimenti, Bill Kreutzmann, and Dave Schools at an event called Los Muertos Con Queso. I was so thrilled to watch him play with such incredible musicians. Right on the beach! But when it comes to traveling on a plane, I don't enjoy the process from entering the airport to leaving it. I'm an anxious flyer! I'm sure I'm not alone in that. I much prefer to be on solid ground, but there was no way I could miss this one! I ran into some fans of American Babies while I was taking pictures in front of the crowd, so if you're reading this, Hi!! It was so awesome to see friendly faces in a different country. There's lots of pictures in this post, so enjoy!
These palm trees had sweaters!! They were lit up by spot lights that were also connected to what the light guy was doing on stage. It was pretty trippy when it got dark. When we arrived to the resort I got changed, chugged a coffee and we headed right for the show.
From left: Tom, John Dindas, and Jim.
From left: Dave Schools, Jim, and Tom.
It was great to see Dave again, he's such a sweet guy and he played with American Babies out in Mill Valley at Sweetwater Music Hall this past November. He also gives the best hugs, haha! Dave plays bass guitar in a band called Widespread Panic. Before the show I walked around and took a look at the beach and stage. It was hard to acclimate to being in Mexico from Philly. It was so warm and windy, as well as humid. I'm pretty sure I was dehydrated the whole time from sweating and drinking tequila blanco. I was probably just sweating Don Julio.
Day two! I woke up and made myself some espresso in the hotel room and finally got to take a good look at what was outside on our patio. It. was. STUNNING.
We joined up with Jim and headed for lunch and the beach! I had the best guacamole I've probably ever had. There was lumps of crab in it, and it was out of this world. We ordered it every day. The restaurant nearest to our room was right on the beach, so after we ate we headed for the sand.
Night two of the show was a hot one! Bob was unable to perform because he got sick. Mexico doesn't treat everyone so kindly! Don't drink the water! The band had some of the other musicians join them and it was a kick ass show. Members of String Cheese Incident and Jackie Greene were great additions to the evening.
From left: Jackie Greene, Dave Schools, Tom, Bill Kreutzmann, and Jeff Chimenti.
Day three of the trip Tommy had the day off! We made plans to take a drive about an hour away to the Tulum Ruins. We had to get up pretty early to make this happen, which is hard after a long night of rock and roll. I highly recommend you check this place out. It was 5 dollars to enter the park and it looks out over the bluest water I've ever seen!
I caught a picture of this lil guy on the walk to the park. So cool!