Christmas in Cancun: Litterbugs and Disco

In the days leading up to Christmas I’ve noticed an increase in the amount of litter in the streets of Cancun. Most of that litter is made up of spent fireworks’ wrappers and used up rockets. The holiday season in Mexico seems to mean fireworks, lots of fireworks. For the last several weeks we’ve been hearing fireworks go off each evening. Last night, from the comfort of my own bed, I could see fireworks shooting up 40 feet in the air. They were pretty but the noise made it hard to sleep.

The other thing that made it hard to sleep was the party my neighbors had. It started at around 10 pm and at 4:30 am this morning they were still outside their house with music playing. These particular neighbors aren’t the loud awful rude inconsiderate ones, but their house is packed so full of furniture that they always end up having parties outside in the front yard. I don’t really understand that, but that’s what happens. Their parties are outside, but they don’t usually have anyone screaming or yelling, and if I shut the windows I can almost not hear their parties.

This morning, Christmas morning, at 8 am I was awakened by really, really loud disco music coming from a different neighbor’s house! Clearly this was meant as revenge against the first neighbor for his just-ended party. All that eye for an eye Old Testament revenge stuff goes over really well here. But the revenge disco music was worse than the original party had been. The whole street was treated to such favorites as “I will survive” by Gloria Gaynor, “In the Navy” by the Village People, “I just want to be your everything” by the BeeGees, and a dozen more lovely, thumping, tedious, monotonously boring hits of the disco era. Next time you need to get revenge on your neighbor you will know just what to do. It was pure torture.

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4 Responses to “Christmas in Cancun: Litterbugs and Disco”

  1. cancuncanuck
    December 26th, 2007 11:55

    Ugh, morning disco! Just think though, it could have been morning banda or mariachi, you got off easy knowing the words, haha.

    Hope it didn’t ruin your Christmas, happy happy ho ho!

  2. RiverGirl
    December 26th, 2007 12:17

    Christmas was just fine, very mellow and nice! I like mariachi music far more than disco, but oh well.

  3. mexpat
    December 27th, 2007 08:24

    Ha ha, one time we went camping at a campground about 50 miles from New York. We thought we’d get a nice time in the woods. Instead, one tent played gangster rap really loud all night and then in the morning the next tent started playing Grateful Dead and 70’s rock really loud. I told my husband that we could have stayed in the city for this type of “rest” and “relaxation.”

    After spending 2 weeks looking for a place in Playa my husband’s new song (thanks to the car wash across the street) is that reggaeton hit “Te Quiero-o-o!”

  4. RiverGirl
    January 3rd, 2008 14:46

    I’ve had that experience too. I’ve tried going camping in the woods in Colorado and Wyoming, only to have some good ole boys whoop it up and ruin all the peace and quiet. It’s never made sense to me to go out in the woods and play loud music. I don’t even bring my mp3 player when I run in the park because I want to hear the birds.

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