I attended Tucson Meet Yourself for the first time when I was a sophomore at Tucson High School. I remember my first time at TMY was a bit overwhelming and a culture shock. I never realized how much diversity and food was in Tucson. Today's experience was no different. The festivities started at 10 a.m. and it didn't talk long to get busy. There was a line at almost every food stand, and there's something for every foodie.
For some reason my family didn't like going downtown or attending these kinds of events. My mother and I met for lunch today. She got some tasty fried rice from LAO, and I finally tried Frankie's for the first time. During lunch I asked my mom why didn't she ever take me and my sister to TMY and she replied with, "now you're old enough to appreciate it. You're welcome."
My biggest piece of advice to you is to bring bottled water, pop and sun screen. I paid $3 for a bottle soda, but it's going to a good cause. I know better for the rest of the weekend.
Tucson Meet Yourself is going on all weekend.
Specific locations include:
El Presidio Park, 160 W Alameda St.
Jacome Plaza (Joel D. Valdez Main Library), 101 N Stone Ave.
Pima County Government Building (100 W. Congress St.)
Dates and Hours of the Festival are:
Friday, October 11, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
and Sunday, October 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
I'm going to be the MC at the Global Rhythm booth from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on saturday. I'll be at the KXCI booth at 10:30 a.m. then the Church Stage at 3:30 p.m. sunday.
Come by and say hello!