This in no way gives any sense of the sheer awesomeness of seeing the Peacemakers live. If you get a chance, go do it. Even if you think you'll hate it. Even if you don't like that kind of music. There's a certain quality to a Peacemakers show that transports you beyond all those preconceptions and makes you wonder how you could have ever possibly doubted.
It's been interesting watching the Seattle crowd evolve. There's still a rather sad dearth of straw hats, alas - it seems Seattle folk just can't wrap their noggins around the idea that straw cowboy hats are practically a requirement for the True Peacemakers Fan. But at least they can count in Spanish now. The first show I went to up here, back in 2007, it was truly pathetic listening to these pale Northerners try to chant "Uno, dos, tres, quatro!" What a difference four years makes:
Now they're getting it!
Allow me to do my part to convince my fellow Seattleites that you should, indeed, wear a straw cowboy hat:
|Mexico, May 2006|
And yes, that is the Peacemakers' logo tattooed to my shoulder. If you wonder why, just go see one of the shows. Then you'll understand.