San Antonio Mariachi Group Slays Version of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"

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This week it seems like it’s been gag after gag, y’all. From watching the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10, to the city getting our own rainbow crosswalks, all the shenanigans at Pride and now, a local mariachi group S-L-A-Y-I-N-G their rendition of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

OK, so technically this video was posted about a month ago, but we’re just now seeing it so, it’s new to us (and maybe to y’all too). Since the video of Mariachi Los Conquistadores’ performance hit the internet on June 1, it’s been watched more than 4.3 million times.

Lol, WUT.

And they really deserve the attention, because their performance BANGS. They even threw their own flavor on the 40-year-old hit by adding the lyrics “then a band of Mexicans joined in and it sounded somethin' like this,” before an acoustic guitar player starts strumming his instrument faster than Metallica’s Kirk Hammett.

If you’re trying to catch this group soon, you’re in luck -– Mariachi Los Conquistadores play El Típico every Thursday

Peep the video below:

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