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11 Crazy Moments You Missed Out On From Our First Ever Online ‘Taco Madness’ via IG Live.

Stick a tortilla underneath and eat it because the first-ever digital edition of Taco Madness 2020 conducted solely via Instagram live is a wrap. 

Not even a quarantine and a pandemic were going to stop L.A.’s most fun and free-to-enter taco festival from happening. The taco show must go on! And it definitely did in its own unique and unforgettable way. 

We laughed out loud. We went live with random people and shadowboxed. We shotgunned Tecate cans. Did we eat so many tacos? Hells yes. Also, shout out to our emcee of the two nights Memo Torres maybe realized his potential as future Cam-Boy who is down for whatever? All of this from the safety of our own homes via Instagram live.

While we couldn’t physically kick it and eat and drink our body’s weight in tacos and micheladas, it definitely felt like we all did after the two days were over. Thousands of viewers tuned into both days’ programming that had everything from cooking demonstrations to a party-line session hosted by @FoosGoneWild. 

Shout out to our sponsors who ensured that Taco Madness lived on through 2020 and prospered. This would not have been possible without I Love Micheladas, El Tesoro and Hornitos tequilas, Northgate Market, and last but not least Tecate. And to the Event Director, Paola Briseño of Suavicrema for making sure everything ran smoothly throughout both days. 

Here are our 11 most memorable moments.

1. When Foos Gone Wild took over our Instagram, went live with a follower, and convinced him to pull over and shadowbox on the side of the road for 13 seconds.

2. That time Pablito's Tacos delivered tacos and little something extra to Memo.

3. When Tacocidal created taco fine art upon request.

4. Tecate shotguns were definitely a theme of the weekend.

5. When our charity partner No Us Without You showed how to make the mango version of piña colada and Damian got heated about the need to abolish the two-party system to unite and help each other out.

6. When we called out @Dan213LA from Kernel of Truth Organics to give us a nunchuck demonstration and that foo actually did.

7. When all the DJs (Que.Madre, Fondo, and Fuego) kept the party going all day and night long.

8. When Jocelyn Ramirez of Todo Verde got crazy and took a shot of tequila while doing a live cooking demonstration of her Tinga de Jamaica tacos (recipe will be posted tomorrow).

9. Macheen showing us how to make an al pastor pork belly taco with a busted-ass blender that was duct-taped and rubberbanded together.

10. When Los Dorados LA felt the cumbia and started dancing while making tacos.

11. When everyone took shots and chugged beers and had a great time that they will never forget for the rest of their lives.

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