Had I known about the halftime show…

Other than that the Cowboys won, I don’t know anything about anything else that was going on this Monday in football. El Partner was lost in the yelling and screaming, something about RedSkins this and Cowboys that but I do my thing and he does his when football is on.

Had he told me that Intocable was playing at halftime… nah, I still wouldn’t have watched but I would have cheered that a Tejano band from little old Zapata, Texas down the road from Laredo would have been chosen to play.

Guanabee featured a short interview with them at the game.

Of course, it isn’t the fact that 38% of Texans are actually Latinos (according to the 2010 census) and increasing. They were the chosen group because it is part of national Hispanic Heritage Month, not their talent and awards.

El Chiflado, I mean, Jay's passes and ticket

Regular mainstream media focused on the game – which is the bigger news but I definitely cannot comment on. My friend was there, though. I asked him for some pics of Intocable. This is what he had to say:

The Dallas Cowboys did a heck of a job honoring the Latino Community during their Hispanic Heritage Month game day against the Washington Redskins. Their home fans had the privilege to hear Los Lonely Boys perform pregame (*and sang the national anthem) plus see an exciting group of Ballet Folkorico dance group from San Antonio. My nonprofit, Adelante! U. S. Education Leadership Fund was highlighted during the game by honorary captain and Super Champ, Tony Casillas. The halftime showcase featured Grammy award winning (and Zapata, Texas’ very
own) Intocable! Dallas did their many Latino fans right!

Intocable band from Zapata, Texas plays at halftime of the Cowboys vs Redskins game

So there you have it – a very popular Tejano band from this area plays at halftime. It probably won’t happen again for a some time to come but it was nice to see happen. Go local talent!!

Since I’m more of a Los Lonely Boys fan and Jay took such nice photos, here is one more:

Los Lonely Boys singing the National Anthem at the Dallas Cowboys vs Redskins game

And… enjoy Hispanic Heritage month if you celebrate it.


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5 Responses to Had I known about the halftime show…

  1. El Despiste says:

    …and the famous Intro song to the game on ESPN was sung partially in Spanish… are you ready for some futbol!

  2. ___Don Luis el Tejano says:

    ___”La Mafia” performs yearly at Reliant Stadium for the Houston Texans during a half time show . . .

  3. YayaOrchid says:

    That makes me feel good! I’m glad to see our culture highlighted this way. Good stuff for a change.

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