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No Matter How Bootleg These Knockoffs Are, Mom Keeps Going Back To The Swap Meet

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These are just a few of the gems you won’t find anywhere but el swap meet…

If you’re looking for some Hello Kitty swag, the swap meet is the place to go.

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Looks exactly like Hello Kitty, right?

They have Hello Kitty everything.


The perfect car sticker for someone who’s girly and loves sports.

And when you need some fresh new sneakers, the swap meet’s got you.


Why pick between Nike or Adidas when you can have both?

You’ll also find the freshest Gucci wear.


It’s all about the designer label with a bootleg tag.

Labels aside, the swap meet really has the most original T-shirts ever.


And if you love something else about yourself, you can get it custom made.?? It’s all about self-love.

If you want to spice it up in the bedroom, the swap meet has your back… or your front ?.


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.

Looking for some unique Halloween decorations? You know where to go.


Because if you go to Party City or Halloween Spirit, you end up with the same stuff as everyone else.

The swap meet also has your next sexy club outfit.


These pants are guaranteed to get you a boyfriend (or two).

If you’ve never gone horseback riding, no worries. Just go to el swap meet.

Look what we see ? #onlyattheswapmeet

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Why take your kids to Chuck-E-Cheese to ride on plastic horses when you can have the real thing at the swap meet?

And when you’re all worn out from horseback riding, you can stop by one of the fancy food trucks.


Just try to ignore the name of the trailer…

To end the day, cool down with a drink (or six) that’ll perfectly fit in your beer fanny pack.

Hai guyz, check out my super cool cheetah beer belt #readyfordariver #swapmeetswag ☀?

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Only at the swap meet.


READ: Growing Up This Is What We All Loved About The Swapmeet

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An Ode To Latinos Who Don't Like Latino Music

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An Ode To Latinos Who Don’t Like Latino Music

Growing up Latinx doesn’t mean you grew up listening to and loving Latinx music. Some of us might have gravitated toward other music, but we’re paying the price now.

Shakira was wrong. Your hips definitely do lie and… do not move.


Attempting a merengue is a travesty.

And because of this, your family will ALWAYS force you to dance.


Because family loves to make you uncomfortable.

At your prima’s quince, you always had to work a little extra hard on those choreographed dances.

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Even the two steps forward, one step back was a struggle.

Mami questioned her entire existence when you bought your first rock/rap/any non-Latinx album.


She’ll wonder where she went wrong and how she’ll ever explain to her comadres what you’re into.

She wondered how she allowed Satan to take you over through this devil music.

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I know, The Strokes are really evil.

To this day, you get nervous when people ask you to recommend some good Latinx music.

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Define “good.”

And you don’t know what to do when drunk tíos start singing Vicente Fernandez…

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Everyone else sings along and cheers him on… You just awkwardly hang out in the corner.

Because your family roasts you when you mess up lyrics to some of the classics.


You’re damned if you don’t know the lyrics perfectly.

You fought with the DJ at your quince to play only the music you wanted.


To the chagrin of your older relatives that didn’t understand what Radiohead was trying to do.

But he always managed to sneak in “Suavemente.”


Alright, that one gets a pass only because you love seeing your tías get turnt up. <3

People constantly accuse you of not being a “real Latinx” because of your music tastes…

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But since Latinx music is fusing so much with other genres, you’re usually ahead of the game with the fire playlists. Being “Latinx” is many beautiful things and that includes being diverse and open-minded, right? Tradition is overrated sometimes… Just don’t tell your mami.


READ: You Have To Hear Kali Uchis Slay This Classic Latino Song

How was it growing up as a Latinx that didn’t listen to “traditional” Latin music? 

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