The Fiesta de la Flor took place on Friday and Saturday to commemorate the life and music of the late Selena Quintanilla.
The event was declared sold out by the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Here are some things I overheard:
1. "Mom! WHAT'S INSIDE?!"
2. "I love your outfit!"
There were some people who totally rocked the Selena look.
Like, for real.
Even kids had their Selena game ON POINT.
3. "MOM! CAN WE GET ON THE DRAGON! MOM! MOM! ¡AMA!"
4. "If you want water, you need tickets."
Corpus Christi was at a steady 89% humidity for most of the weekend. It was hot, and if you wanted water, it wasn't readily available. You couldn't just buy it. You had to stand in a long line and wait to buy tickets (one ticket = one dollar). Only then could you wait in entirely different line to buy water. If you wanted food, you needed to wait in unbearably long lines to order. Was it irritating? Yes. But the love for Selena fueled everyone's positivity (this is something that will keep coming up).