For the record, I am the worlds foremost gringo,
but for whatever reason, I totally love mariachi music.
Really the whole mariachi thing.
In some ways they remind me of gondoliers:
the uniform, the music, plus they're ambassadors of their culture.
Oh, and then there's the fact that they are super loud.
Ask my mother - I've always been super loud too.
Tonight, for the first time ever, I got to take a boat full of mariachis out on the water - to drop them off on a charter yacht in Newport.
Sunset over Mariachis
We had a ball.
One guy sang a piece of "O Sole' Mio",
Another said "Do you sing?"
and then, of course, I broke out in full Bocelli mode.
He pulled out his guitar, another broke out his phone to record.
It was a party on the water.