The 50's rock is more alive than ever. The Rockin 'Race Jamboree festival in the Malaga town of Torremolinos, held until Sunday, is a journey through time that unites octogenarians with leather jackets, Swedes with impossible toupees and German with flower dresses and headscarves . It is difficult for this musical encounter, which has been running for 26 editions, to leave one of its assistants indifferent. Nearly 20,000 rockabillys from very distant places and lovers of rock and roll, swing or blues immerse themselves in the mid-twentieth century to the rhythm of their most iconic styles: rockabilly, country, blues, rythm & blues or Cajun .
An appointment marked by the music and aesthetics of the festival goers, of many nationalities and ages who take care of even the smallest detail their sideburns or tight jeans. A hotel has become this Friday the protagonist of the contest. In the outdoor pool, in front of the promenade and under a sun that ignored being in February, more than 200 rockabillys tanned while drinking beer and listening to music, while in an adjoining room about one hundred vibrated in unison to the rhythm of rock that the band “Blackjacks feat. James Creighton. " Some have been attending this festival for twenty years; others do it for the first time, but to Efe's question about whether they will return, everyone is clear: "of course".