Cinco de Mayo isn’t much of a holiday in Mexico (As Britain’s The Independent explains, it was an attack by French forces on Pueblo de Los Angeles in Mexico on May 5, 1862 – the Mexicans won).
In the United States, it has become a celebration of our Mexican-American community. And a celebration, fostered by alcohol manufacturers, of tequila and other booze.
That’s made clear in the YouTube video posted above that illustrates the after-effects of a day of bar crawling in West Hollywood’s Boystown. Those familiar with the area will note that the incident occurs in the alleyway behind the Post Office building on San Vicente Boulevard, just north of Santa Monica.
“The Real Drunk Girls of West Hollywood,” is what the poster titled it. “Happy Cinco de Mayo! Don’t get too drunk kids. Gay Rumble! Boystown.”