|l-r: Sixx Pack, Estaban St. James, Federico Soto, John Frye,|
Sweet Rachel, Ron Rando, Lou Pando of Wild Pack and Tsunami Bands
at Oasis Hotel in Loreto.
However, sometimes there are events that stand out, that leave a bookmark in your mind. The one event that dog-eared my brain this year was during the annual Baja Blues Against Hunger tour from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. We were in Loreto, in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
|The restaurant at Hotel Oasis in Loreto shot from the beach.|
|Misión de Nuestra Señora de Loreto|
The Hotel Oasis were very supportive of the Baja Blues Against Hunger tour and provided us with wonderful accommodations and hospitality. Last tour we had the pleasure of playing at a great bar near the Oasis called Stroker Reef, owned by bikers and musicians Kathy and Jaime, awesome people. The event was a great success, the best we had seen, so we expected to do about the same in terms of people. We were wrong. We didn't now that many people lived in Loreto. The hotel was overwhelmed and ran out of tables and chairs and began turning people away. Fortunately, that was quickly resolved and staff was pulling chairs from throughout the hotel.
We were a little concerned at first because the hotel has placed the stage next to the buffet. So for the first part of the set, we had a hungry bunch of line dancers besides the stage, making their way to the chow. Which was out of this world. Our drummer Ron Rando is an oyster nut - truly - the buffet had oysters cooked about 10 different ways. He was was in heaven. The best part is since Wild Pack and Tsunami had been taking turns performing first each night, it was Wild Pack first this night. Once were done, we had time to get into the buffet line, grab a cold one and watch the band.
We had a great time, Loreto is an amazing town and even more amazing community. The food was donated to a home for the elderly in Santa Rosalia. It's a great feeling to see and FEEL the love and appreciation. It's what makes it wall worth it. Here are a few pictures from the Loreto Baja Blues Against Hunger event in Feb 2017.
Sweet Sixx and The Wild Pack Blues Band perform blues food drive concerts and jams throughout Baja during the winter and the United States during the summer on Brewers & Blues Against Hunger.
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