I know what you are thinking, and I agree entirely--it was a bit heartbreaking not to go to the Narciso Martinez festival in San Benito, Texas, this past weekend. The core conjunto festival I haven’t been to yet, though much smaller than the San Antonio festival. But it is only a matter of time, I am planning for next year. Looking at the pictures from it was a bit heartbreaking. I’ve actually seen all of those bands save for Los Donneños, surely one the best and among my favorites. Thank god for youtube in that regard. This sounds perfect.
It is hard to imagine a full life without seeing them play. I also may have to just go finally make the pilgrimage to McAllen to DiscosRyN.
Though it is hard to complain too much. One reason I didn’t make it to Texas this fall (besides those two months in California), is that I am heading to Lafayette, LA to the Blackpot festival. Still, to have seen Los Donneños at long last… But certain domestic parties would almost certainly not be sympathetic to this watertight logic.