The city of Marbella has inaugurated this Wednesday its Day Fair after two years of pandemic with a tribute to the ballet of La Tanque and La Toñi, who starred in the crossdressing shows celebrated in the patron saint festivities of the 70s and 80s of the last century, public figures to whom the Parque de la Alameda Arch has been dedicated.
The Day Fair It was inaugurated at 1:00 p.m. with the discovery of a plaque in honor of the ballet La Tanque and La Toñi, the opening of bars and piped music of the Fair, which this year is being held again in its traditional locations such as Parque de la Alameda and Avenida de Mar.
The Councilor for Fiestas, María José Figueira, highlighted at the opening ceremony the agreement reached between the City Council and the fairgrounds so that the prices of all the mechanical attractions installed in the venue at night are “competitive” and will be offered at “3.50 euros compared to those existing in other parts of the Costa del Sol and Andalusia and that range between 4.50 and the 7.00 euros”.
The mayor has stressed that the plot of the Night Fair, the result of the altruistic transfer of the Ramos Marín family, “It is a very successful and ideal place”, while highlighting “the work and effort” of the coordinator of the area, Yolanda Marín, “the soul of these parties”.
For his part, Marín pointed out that a total of 33 bars have been installed at the Day Fair, of which “7 are located in Parque de la Alameda and 26 on Avenida del Mar”, with a gastronomic offer that revolves around around the local cuisine. “We have the peace of mind that it is food from our people and that behind the bars are the groups of Marbella such as brotherhoods or sports associations”, added the municipal official.
About these establishments that have requested the responsible statement at the Town Hall for hold small live performances indoors and decorate their premises with a fair touch, Marín has indicated that only 10 businesses have made this request, which “are scattered all over the place, and there is even one in Puerto Banús”.
The discovery of the commemorative plaque has been one of the most emotional moments of the day, where the city pays tribute to La Tanque (Juan Llamas Pescada), Toñi (Antonio Pineda Gil) and his ballet of the time, made up of Lolita de Córdoba, Sarita, Marisol, Embajadora, Karina and Juana La Yegua, which has been located in the entrance arch due to its contribution to the enhancement of the Fiestas de San Bernabé and after a long and renowned artistic career.
La Tanque and La Toñi starred in the crossdressing shows of the 70s and 80s of the last century, being pioneering artists of the time and whose shows they were based on Spanish folk art.
“I am very Lola Flores”, referred to La Toñi, who has not hesitated to sing a stanza by the artist related to the elections, although she has not revealed which party she will vote for on June 19 in the Andalusian elections. She has not hesitated either. show your excitement for recognition what the city does this year to his artistic career: “They have remembered us and it seems perfect to me, I carry it in my heart and I get a little emotional”, he has verbalized.
La Tanque also thanked the recognition of the municipality, as well as Juana La Yegua, who has recalled her beginnings “very well”, highlighting that in the middle of Franco’s dictatorship he had “the luck that no one has messed with mealthough of course I have known how to walk and not stumble”, he clarified.
Vendors will be able to attend the Day Fair today Wednesday, Thursday morning and Sunday from 12:00 to 20:00, Meanwhile he Friday and Saturday will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..