ALAMEDA DANCE HALL: Mexico City — The Sunday dance-hall scene in and around The Alameda park in downtown Mexico City. The scene emerged to provide fun for rural kids who’ve come to the capital to work construction (boys) and as maids (girls) on their one day off. The park became their space on Sunday afternoons. Later, dancehall entrepreneuers set up up in various buildings abandoned since the 1985 earthquake and turned them into temp discos for these kids, packing in hundreds at a time. It’s part of a story I wrote about in Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration.