May 29, 2013

I've noticed those very pointy boots at Mexican western wear shops but have never seen anyone wearing them and never really understood what they could possibly be for. They look like hyper-exaggerated western boots to the point where they become jester-like. Insane looking, in fact. But of course it turns out that I am just clueless. These boots are an integral part of a music scene called "tribal" that has been raging for a couple of years now. This is not the best video, but gives you an idea

Tribal Dance and the Mexican Pointy Boots from Dario Lopez on Vimeo.

The dancing is very contained. Reading about the scene a bit I loved the line that a guy wearing the boots says: if you don't wear them, girls don't talk to you. There is a lot written about this, but what I really need to do is get a pair of these boots and get to a dance. How else to understand, dig?

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