The last thing I expected from Niagara Falls on New Year´s Eve was a free outdoor reggae concert. This was just last year, the 2011-2012 celebration. I was in the U.S. visiting family with my Mexican girlfriend. Even though Michigan isn’t particularly close to the falls, and being Mexican she isn’t allowed to enter Canada without a visa (Canada is the more scenic side), like many foreigners she really wanted to see Niagara Falls.
So I changed the dead battery of my old beat up car and we drove out across Ohio and Buffalo to Niagara Falls, New York. We made a pass through the little casino / buffet town and saw the stage getting set up. Who would be playing? The Wailers. The Wailers? Bob Marley’s band? Sure enough, and not only that – it was outside and free. It would start around 11.