Halloween wasn’t the only thing happening this weekend (read our Halloween Scene coverage here).

On Saturday, we made our way west of the Ashley to celebrate the Day of the Dead (a day late) at Mex 1. Malandro Sol played the jams and promised some of their Brazilian samba music, but they started out playing covers of Bob Marley. People didn’t seem to mind as they mingled with one another. The biggest draw of the event was the Day of the Dead face painting, and with the face painting station conveniently located next to the bar, the wait wasn’t so bad.

Nestled off to the side, a tarot card reader sat behind a small table waiting to read someone’s cards. She said that once people got drunk, she got busier. We’d be willing to bet she didn’t mind seeing the Grand Marnier girls making the rounds through the crowd with free shots.
The dance floor remained empty with only three dancers shaking it. But then a toddler decided it was the perfect spot to lie down — we could relate. It was getting chilly, dark, and the accessibility of the bar was taking its toll on the partygoers. After he was nearly trampled, the kid’s mom grabbed him and moved away from the dancers. We took note and headed home before we ended up like the tot, sprawled on the ground and crying for mama.

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