The ILS High School Alumni Dance on April 25, 2009 was truly a “blast” from the past. I made sure to carry my camera with me so I wouldn’t miss a beat. The band Spill the Wine played the stage with many great songs and Frank Batista and Luis Serrano closed the evening stirring up the crowd to a frenzy. Check out the video and pictures to see if you recognize any of the high school ”kids”.
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The band “Spill The Wine” delighted the crowd with songs from the 60′s and 70′s.
The fans did not want to go home. “More… we want more!!!” they cried.
“Put your hands in the air and act like you just don’t care.”
A special thanks to the event coordinator Cindy Cutler for making it happen.
This picture is worth a million bucks to me because it takes me back to the time I was about 15 years old. I would go to great lengths to see these guys play. They were The Antiques and they made a profound impression on many of us who grew up in Miami during the early 70′s. Some of their hits include “Va Cayendo Una Lagrima” and “Dias Como Hoy” composed by Armando Manzanero.
The Antiques were the first group of Cuban American youths in US history to have a 1st place hit in the Latin Music Charts and quickly became teen idols. If I have my way, one day soon we’ll get to see these guys reunite for a special event and take us back one more time to those years we remember all to well.
Pulling off something like this won’t be easy. Some of the band members have moved away and others have career commitments, etc. But I find it really hard not to think about the possibility. If you’d like to see this happen too, please leave your comment at the bottom of this blog post. I would love to hear what you think and gather some ammunition to fire these guys up. I’m counting on you!
Here’s Arturo Blanco (Pewee) with his lovely wife Elsita Blanco. Elsita has discovered the fountain of youth but she won’t share it with the rest of us. Pictured with them are old friends.
Here I am flanked by talented forces.
Mr. and Mrs. Galaxy enjoying a cozy moment.
Old friends getting caught up.
You can tell a lot about a man by the tie he wears. Check out Frank Batista’s neckwear.
Everybody was happy to see old faces and get reunited with old friends.
Here Mr. Galaxy shows off his cool blazer. The man… the myth… the legacy.