Could something be changing? Could the standard two-year (or three- or four- or five-year...) gap that separates U.S. or European cultural trends and their arrival to Mexico be radically shrinking?
The evidence is with the arrival in Mexico City of the tektonic subculture, from the immigrant suburbs of France, and so soon after its birth. As we've blogged before here and here, tektonic is a dance-based movement that updates the formerly dormant rave and techno scene with this jerky, pop-locking style.
There are now several distinct tektonic tribes claiming public space in D.F., such as this banda that gets together to practice their moves at the Hemiciclo de Juarez on the Alameda Central. They told me they all met on Hi5 and MySpace, investigated tektonic on the Internet, and appeared to have an impressively sophisticated grasp of the roots and nature of their chosen tribe. None of them were over 18.
* More from these dudes later.