Friday, April 23, 2010
Happy Ozomatli Day Los Angeles!
I have followed Ozo for years, since I moved to LA in the early 90s. My college roommate was Rocio Marron who played with Quetzal. Our group of friends at USC's Latino Floor (residential housing) would follow Rocio around to all her gigs, see Quetzal play with Ozo and other LA bands like Aztlan Underground, Quinto Sol, Lysa Flores and other groups no-longer in existence like Mazzy Star. All very talented group of musicians and friends.Although I will always be a die-hard Quetzal fan, I can't help but feel an immense amount of pride for the Ozo boys. I've gotten to know them a little more in recent years being an official Ozohead. Membership to this non-exclusive club requires attending Ozo concerts (or not) and hanging out with fellow Ozoheads (even if it's just on-line in chat). Now that the message board on the www.ozomatli.com board has been removed, we keep in touch through Facebook and are finding other ways of staying connected. Of great importance, however, is meeting new fans and converting them into Ozoheads. We can go to almost any city where Ozomatli is playing and find a friend to greet us, and even a place to stay . . . and that is the beauty of this group.
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