By Martha Rivera – – Photo: De’Niro Pankey.

The recipe for a perfect Latinx party is food, alcohol and music, so when Tropicalia Fest arrived in Long Beach on Saturday it felt like one big backyard family party. Everyone was there to have a good time.  The festival promised tacos, music and beer and attendees received that and more. This was more than a typical festival where fashion meets up-and-coming musical acts. People from all walks of life were excited to experience this type of gathering for the first time. There were the young and the young at heart couples dancing to the older songs. Attendees either heard this music when it first came out or remember listening to it growing up with their parents and grandparents.

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