The big showdown in Robstown is tomorrow, and I’m still recovering from my trip accross the Louisiana border last Sunday.   Actually I was visiting my dad in my hometown of Orange, TX , so it was practically like having them perform in my hometown. 

Oh man when I got there , the line to get b-connect cards (which you had to have to get into the show) was so long that I was afraid that many of the people behind me were not going to be able to get into the event center before La Mafia was scheduled to go on, (they had been scheduled to go on at 3:00 pm and Charlie Zaa at 5:00, BUT, not to worry , there had been such a great response for La Mafia that they switched out the time slots and made La Mafia the HEADLINER (which of course , not taking anything away from Charlie Zaa who put on a great show, is as it should have been).   I found out after the show from someone who had talked to a member of the Delta Downs staff , that the reason we had to go through the hassle of the B-connect card line is because they wanted to document how successful the event was, in order to determine if they wanted to bring more Latin and Tejano acts in, and she was also told that this was the MOST SUCCESSFUL event of this type they had ever had. 

Oscar on air guitar, Tim on bass

Oscar on air guitar, Tim on bass

The show was absolutely incredible.  People had come all the way from Houston and all points between Houston and the Louisiana border. 

The crowd was going crazy when Oscar  was making jokes about the “battle” with AB and the Kumbia All Starz”, and La Mafia gave us a sample of some of the songs they were going to play at the shootout, and all I can say is that if AB had had any spies in the audience he would probably chicken out from tomorrow’s  showdown.

The crowd was backed up all the way to the back of the dance floor. 

The view from the back

The view from the back

 People were singing along as per usual on all the songs, waving their hands in the air (when they weren’t snapping pix with their cameras and cell phones), as La Mafia cranked out hit after hit. 

Oscar teasing with the hat

Oscar teasing with the hat

As they were closing the show the cries of otra otra otra… went up before they finished the song, so they obliged with “Como Me Duele Amor” with everyone singing along, and closed out the song with all the guys coming to the front to lead a final chorus a capella , but as they attempted to leave the stage, and even after the lights were turned on the crowd was not ready for them to leave so they treated us to a second encore.

La Mafia leading the crowd in an a capella chorus of "Como Me Duele Amor" during the FIRST encore

La Mafia leading the crowd in an a capella chorus of "Como Me Duele Amor" during the FIRST encore

Oscar, where do you think you are going? You're not finished yet.

Oscar, where do you think you are going? You're not finished yet.

I got a LOT of pictures, so check them out by going to my website @

http://lamafiafan1.homestead.com

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