Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street, St. Louis, May 3, 2008

Cinco de Mayo photos from Cherokee Street in St. Louis, Missouri. The festival was held two days earlier than the calendar date so us working stiffs could get out there and enjoy the festivities. Photos by Brent Holzapfel.
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Francisco Rodrigues laughs while taking part in the dance circle.
By Brent Holzapfel
Francisco Rodrigues laughs while taking part in the dance circle.
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Ibeth Garcia receives a red heart from the hand of Lindsey Scott.
By Brent Holzapfel
Ibeth Garcia receives a red heart from the hand of Lindsey Scott.
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Too much booze + not enough sidewalk space = Awkward.
By Brent Holzapfel
Too much booze + not enough sidewalk space = Awkward.
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Jose Uc and an unmentioned friend chill out against a store wall and take in the sights of the day.
By Brent Holzapfel
Jose Uc and an unmentioned friend chill out against a store wall and take in the sights of the day.
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K'Niel Johnston contemplates his dining choices with the help of Olegario Torres -- and his giant hat.
By Brent Holzapfel
K'Niel Johnston contemplates his dining choices with the help of Olegario Torres -- and his giant hat.
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Z paints Sabre in an Insane Clown Posse manner.
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Z paints Sabre in an Insane Clown Posse manner.
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Javier Mendoza gets an inebriated thumbs up from Frank Esson as well as a request to "play some Sammy Hagar."
By Brent Holzapfel
Javier Mendoza gets an inebriated thumbs up from Frank Esson as well as a request to "play some Sammy Hagar."
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Chris Sabatino from Graffiti Lounge decorates t-shirts in front of onlookers.
By Brent Holzapfel
Chris Sabatino from Graffiti Lounge decorates t-shirts in front of onlookers.
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Meghan Schleicher, 9, dances with Doris Marie, 7, in tie-dye, while Alyssa Roderick, 2, spins in circles.
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Meghan Schleicher, 9, dances with Doris Marie, 7, in tie-dye, while Alyssa Roderick, 2, spins in circles.
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Dancing went on, even as shadows grew long into early Saturday evening.
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Dancing went on, even as shadows grew long into early Saturday evening.
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Nicole Thompson takes an order at the margarita booth.
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Nicole Thompson takes an order at the margarita booth.
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Local restaurants blend in with the Cinco De Mayo crowd.
By Brent Holzapfel
Local restaurants blend in with the Cinco De Mayo crowd.
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Steven Parker and his sweater watch a performance by The Monads.
By Brent Holzapfel
Steven Parker and his sweater watch a performance by The Monads.
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A cotton candy vendor makes his way through the crowd.
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A cotton candy vendor makes his way through the crowd.
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Jenny Martinez watches as Roberto Refeca dances with Heidi Kane in a festive dance circle.
By Brent Holzapfel
Jenny Martinez watches as Roberto Refeca dances with Heidi Kane in a festive dance circle.
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Meat on a grill and people in the crowd.
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Meat on a grill and people in the crowd.
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Javier Mendoza plays on the Energizer stage.
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Javier Mendoza plays on the Energizer stage.
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Four-year-old Izzi Jackson-Cameron tells face painter Lindsey Scott her ideas on facial decoration.
By Brent Holzapfel
Four-year-old Izzi Jackson-Cameron tells face painter Lindsey Scott her ideas on facial decoration.
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Megan Gallagher enjoys the Mexican cuisine.
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Megan Gallagher enjoys the Mexican cuisine.
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Ten-year-old Maria Lopez watches as Bill Valle and Marion Smith dance.
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Ten-year-old Maria Lopez watches as Bill Valle and Marion Smith dance.
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