Laredoans attend concert, festival to beat the heat
Laredoans love a good time and spontaneous attendance to events is the unspoken rule. From the west side of Laredo all the way across town on Loop 20, this weekend had events spread all over the 956 for Laredoans attempting to find entertainment and ways to escape the 100+ degree weather. Thus, the White Voodoo Concert and The Laredo Sister Cities Festival provided Laredoans with a dose of entertainment indoors. Vendors and Promoters waited for great turn outs and Laredoans did not disappoint!
White Voodoo Concert
Laredo always has choices in evening events catering to the night crowds. With the popularity of Electric Dance Music (EDM), LaredoScene.com hosted their launch party at Friday’s White Voodoo Concert at Cesar’s Reception Hall. The EDM crowd attended the concert dressed to the nines in all white outfits that complimented the events theme and comfortable VIP area. After Dark Entertainment brought headliner Deorro, formerly DJ TON!C, to the event that had the crowd dancing nonstop to the latest Top 40 hits with a twist. Derro gave nods Tiësto, Armin van Buuren,and Afrojack among others during his set. Deorro also surprised the crowd at Cesar’s Reception Hall with 2 unreleased tracks that had the crowd on a high, and they easily let go control to the music. Opening acts included Velocity High, DJ Wek & Noizekid, and Diego Van Cooper. This is the first event of its kind hosted at Cesar’s, and although perfectly spacious for future concerts, it lacked the amenities that many are used to at the club. The bar lacked specialty drinks, carrying only Buchanan’s, beer, and malt beverages. Ending the evening on a high note, LaredoScene.com closed the event by hosting a VIP ticket giveaway that will send lucky winner, Julio Perez, to the Isla del Sol Fest during Labor Day Weekend! Overall, the White Voodoo Concert brought an event that showcased great DJ sets and had the night crowd waiting for the next EDM event.
10th Annual Sister City Festival
The LEA was a cornucopia of color as the City of Laredo hosted the 10th annual Sister Cities Festival that welcomed thousands of Laredoans inside the arena through the three day weekend event. Grandmothers walked gently down the walkways inspecting the vast number of sterling silver jewelry booths; couples strolled through the crowds looking at the colorful displays while enjoying an inexpensive date through the best of Mexico. The Sister Cities Festivals truly captures what it takes to bring a truly family friendly experience. Laredoans of all ages browsed the booths representing Mexico from as far away as San Luis Potosi, Mexico City, to San Miguel de Allende. Merchants had their hands full hawking everything from handmade jewelry to homemade salsa to the crowded event. The early morning start times and late evenings made the event a perfect match for busy families that had several opportunities to attend. Families could be seen enjoying the great snack booths and the friendly atmosphere vendors brought to this event. More importantly, it gave Laredo a chance to beat the heat while enjoying the culture and color of our sister cities.