There’s just something about mariachi music: it’s intoxicating, vibrant, joyful, and it can make you smile or cry just like that. And we can all picture what traditional mariachi musicians look and sound like—until now. At LA’s Mariachi Festival, a team of local police officers took the stage to the surprise of revelers, and it turns out, the Internet.
When the LAPD Tweeted a video of lead singer, Chris Reza, and other officers and sheriff’s deputies serving as backup musicians, wearing badges instead of sombreros, people went wild.
We heard there was a video out there of some LAPD Officers & Sheriff’s Deputies serenading a crowd with Mariachi music...we found it and here it is for your viewing pleasure EmmaFragoso pic.twitter.com/qSzg2ileXb
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) November 20, 2017
OMG! They were awesome! That’s one of my favorite songs!! I want to hear more! I would hire them for my Birthday Party next year! pic.twitter.com/nyxMraYWdy
— Emma (@emmacsgtcov) November 20, 2017
— Arlen (@Arlen_ZG) November 20, 2017
Where can we book them?
— Lu (@_lnxch) November 21, 2017
Reza replied with an Insta post saying:
“Great event and a great time.” Many thanks to my mariachi/law enforcement brothers and sisters for having the heart and vision to see this through mariachi Los Servidores.”
Who knew there was such talent hiding in those squad cars?