One of the areas most impacted by the Iceland volcano plume is music performance.
Vaquero's seeing some effect at the Houston International Music Festival though most of the acts scheduled to participate had already come to the US for the other gigs they booked around the Houston iFest. But the Europeans who need to go home, are stranded.
Vaquero played a smokin' performance last night -- the audience had such a good time, thus so did he. Many books were sold. One Houston woman by herself bought 10 copies of The Year Before the Flood and had him sign each copy to a different friend. *
He's got two performances - events today and another tomorrow.
He's being told that Houston's pretty wide open for music performance right now. For some reason the acts aren't coming through this city, so venues are happy to book people they haven't before.
* As a bonus, the gig was located next to a tamale restaurant. V. was happy, happy, happy!