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Tropicália plays like a vibrant reflection of SoCal Latin culture

The festival is the latest spot-on bill from the Observatory, the Orange County venue and promotion firm behind Beach Goth, Soulquarius, When We Were Young and Day N Night. Some of these fests have been logistical nightmares, others more manageable. But all have shared a rare gift for drawing connections within scenes and between them. Even when rain has turned fields of oversold crowds into mud, afterward, you still have to say, “but the lineup was killer.”