May 09, 2010

Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

The 2010 version of Cinco de Mayo actually fell on Saturday, May 8, but people still crowded Cherokee Street for music, food, a mechanical bull, dancing and a parade. Photos by Nick Schnelle and Keegan Hamilton.
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St. Cecilia dancers perform during the People's Joy Parade.
Nick Schnelle
St. Cecilia dancers perform during the People's Joy Parade.
A man on an extra tall bicycle hitches a ride on a truck during the People's Joy Parade.
Nick Schnelle
A man on an extra tall bicycle hitches a ride on a truck during the People's Joy Parade.
A truck for the St. Louis gallery Fort Gondo hauls a live band that provided drums and beats throughout the length of the People's Joy Parade.
Nick Schnelle
A truck for the St. Louis gallery Fort Gondo hauls a live band that provided drums and beats throughout the length of the People's Joy Parade.
St. Louis-based stencil artist Peat Wollaeger waves to festival patrons during the People's Joy Parade.
Nick Schnelle
St. Louis-based stencil artist Peat Wollaeger waves to festival patrons during the People's Joy Parade.
Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street
Nick Schnelle
Eric Vite takes the core out of a pineapple, which were later filled with Pina Coladas.
Nick Schnelle
Eric Vite takes the core out of a pineapple, which were later filled with Pina Coladas.
A woman rides a zebra outfitted bicycle during the People's Joy Parade.
Nick Schnelle
A woman rides a zebra outfitted bicycle during the People's Joy Parade.
Cheryl Waites rides a mechanical bull.
Nick Schnelle
Cheryl Waites rides a mechanical bull.
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Nick Schnelle
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A woman grabs a fried masa to make a sope, a traditional Mexican dish topped with meat, refried beans, cheese, lettuce, onions and salsa.
Nick Schnelle
A woman grabs a fried masa to make a sope, a traditional Mexican dish topped with meat, refried beans, cheese, lettuce, onions and salsa.