David Dodd 10:32 a.m., May 25
Looking for a low budget weekend vacation abroad?
This Friday, Turista Libre heads to the beaches of Tijuana for a night on the town. $15 gets you a ride on a party bus to and from the border, a bar hop around Playas de Tijuana, and entry to the Los Master Plus concert with an opening set by Point Loma - the solo project of Bostich from the prominent Tijuana norteño/techno outfit Nortec Collective.
Tour guide Derrik Chinn, a former San Diegan who has lived in The Most Visited City in the World for over four years, calls Los Master Plus “the hypothetical love bastards of narco patron saint Malverde and Peaches, the Guadalajara electro-norteño duo con big bigotes has done Spanish covers of half of the contents of your iPod.”
Songs like Daft Punk's "One More Time" ("Una Vez Mas"), Kings of Leons' "Sex On Fire" ("Sexo En Fuego"), and Radiohead's "Creep" ("Pero No Soy Asi").
“More than a cheesy cover band (check out the vid for ‘Mamarazzi’), they're hauling the naco-sexy show all the way to the literal northwesternmost corner of Latin America, Playas de Tijuana,” Chinn writes in the
Recent Turista Libre outings include a lucha libre wrestling night, a waterpark, a craft beer tour, a basketball game, and an art tour.
The group meets at 7 p.m. in Tijuana’s Colonia Federal, just south of the San Ysidro pedestrian border crossing.
Prepay is mandatory to reserve your spot