This Swine Flu stuff has gone too far. Cinco de Mayo celebrations are getting canceled left and right. What are we supposed to do about our tequila shots?
This weekend’s Cinco de Mayo Festival in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and the Ranchera Music Festival have been suspended amid growing concerns of a swine flu epidemic.
Jaime Lucero, president of Casa Puebla and executive producer of the Cinco de Mayo Festival, cancelled the day-long event due to the potential risks that such a large gathering of people could entail.
“We have decided for prudence,” said Lucero. “We are not saying that the outbreak is something out of the ordinary, but given the circumstances it is better to have solidarity, as much with the community here as with Mexico.”
This epidemic is really startin’ to become an issue. When the city of New York stops partying…that’s a problem.