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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, March 06, 2018, 12:08 (284 days ago)

Glad to see so many visitors enjoying the Guitarfest. From our home we've enjoyed being able to listen to some of the music. It's kind of a shame that I've heard a continuing complaint over the years by locals who say they aren't made to feel welcome to the Guitarfest, same as with the Sailfest. Locals need culture, too. But unfortunately the tickets are too costly for most locals and most everything is in English. Nevertheless, it makes the free concert for the closing night all that much more appreciated.

We beat the crowds at Deborah's last Sunday, getting there before 9:00 am. Hey, if that's what it takes.

And the cool of the morning makes it more enjoyable to work in the garden of our Ixtapa house. Got to enjoy these cool mornings while they last. Experts say the summer heat could be arriving early and that this summer could be an extra warm one. Oh boy!

A couple of happy women with their new specs!
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Sunset from La Gaviota restaurant at La Ropa.
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The fisherman takes a fish from his net and places it on his paddle to share with his companion the egret.
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Zih the Light

by OlsenMN, Tuesday, March 06, 2018, 12:29 (284 days ago) @ ZihuaRob
edited by OlsenMN, Tuesday, March 06, 2018, 13:08

Glad to see so many visitors enjoying the Guitarfest. From our home we've enjoyed being able to listen to some of the music. It's kind of a shame that I've heard a continuing complaint over the years by locals who say they aren't made to feel welcome to the Guitarfest, same as with the Sailfest. Locals need culture, too. But unfortunately the tickets are too costly for most locals and most everything is in English. Nevertheless, it makes the free concert for the closing night all that much more appreciated.

You need to go sometimes. There is a Spanish translator on the stage, over half of the music is in Spanish, and local Zihuatanejo residents pay 1/2 price. (for the beach concerts each night from 8-11 this is 50 pesos!)Nor has there been a free concert in the cancha on Sunday nights for the last couple years. There is a free concert for the kids at the Casa de la Cultura on Wednesday afternoon.:vivamexico:

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, March 06, 2018, 13:19 (284 days ago) @ OlsenMN

Glad to see so many visitors enjoying the Guitarfest. From our home we've enjoyed being able to listen to some of the music. It's kind of a shame that I've heard a continuing complaint over the years by locals who say they aren't made to feel welcome to the Guitarfest, same as with the Sailfest. Locals need culture, too. But unfortunately the tickets are too costly for most locals and most everything is in English. Nevertheless, it makes the free concert for the closing night all that much more appreciated.

You need to go sometimes. There is a Spanish translator on the stage, over half of the music is in Spanish, and local Zihuatanejo residents pay 1/2 price. (for the beach concerts each night from 8-11 this is 50 pesos):vivamexico:

I'm afraid you missed the part about the comments being made by other locals, not by me. I'm just relaying what I've heard numerous times, as recently as yesterday by friends and neighbors. Apparently no one has bothered to tell locals they get to see the concerts for half price, and I don't see that important detail mentioned anywhere on their website or Facebook page. Perhaps someone would be so kind as to make that detail a little more public. Here's as good a place to post that as any. I see questions by locals in Spanish left unanswered on their Facebook page. Thus the impression that locals aren't really welcome. Just sayin'...