Well, it's here: the first Fiesta weekend without Fiesta. And while some locals are finding creative alternatives
to Fiesta festivities
, it's just not the same.
One event we're missing in particular is Cornyation, the long-running sendup of the high-falutin' Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo, which has now evolved into bawdy tradition in its own right.
Though a California native, Alamo City transplant Amy Stone
became enraptured with Cornyation after first attending in 2009. This led to years of intensive research that involved both digging into local archives and even becoming a Cornyation stage hand and duchess. That work culminated in the 2017 book Cornyation: San Antonio’s Outrageous Fiesta Tradition.
For this trip down memory lane, Stone provided the Current
with a bevy of photos showcasing Cornyation's madcap majesty across the years, some of which didn't make it into the book.
Photos courtesy of Amy Stone