A clash of loyal fans and intrigued hipsters wondering what the fuzz was all about gathered on Monday night at the legendary Troubador in West Hollywood for the cd release party of L.A.'s own clash of cultures Los Abandoned.
A crowded line began to walk along Santa Monica Blvd. as they devoured ice-cream delivered by the Ice Cream man himself.
hey were your usual t-shirt wearing, music loving, chain-smoking hipspters interacting with eager followers representing the band they were there to see.
What a show.
From old school faves like "Stalk you" to the always beautiful cover of Selena's "Como La Flor", Los Abandoned had that crowd wrapped around their fingers.
As they arrived to the always expected "Chile", the boys and girls pushed and jumped as they chanted along Lady P's little lungs: me quieren en Chile/me quieren en L.A./me quieren en Espa?a/me quieren en Francia/por la puta que soy querible/puta madre nomas.
It's only a matter of time before the whole world knows about this band and Los Abandoned take the whole world by storm.
Julio Salgado- Journalism major currently attending Cal State Long Beach. First generation college student and winner of the Frank Del Olmo Scholarhip 2004 and the Chicano News Media Association Scholarship 2004, 2005 and 2006.