On Jan. 26, the Pancho Villa Mexican restaurant and bar hosted a party to commemorate Botswanan Independence Day and celebrate the friendship between the Mexican and Botswanan people. The party opened with a performance by the revolutionary Latinos band. Later, warmed up by music, tequila and the tropical atmosphere, the crowd awaited the promised African tunes. After a third band change, two bands merged into a larger one with five drummers. The band amazed everyone with its 30-minute-nonstop African drum solo. The party was so hot the bartenders had no choice but to pour water on the crowd to calm it (and cool it) down. Everybody got drenched, and the beach-style changing room saw a record-setting number of visitors.
Now, the restaurant is preparing to mark Valentine's Day on Feb. 14 with a Middle East-themed party. There will be a "harem," hookahs, carpets, incense and, of course, belly dancers. Also, Pancho Villa promises an Arabian horse - and those who arrive on horseback will get fodder for their rides on the house.