Lucha Libre in Guadalajara
Every Tuesday and Sunday night, Guadalajara turns out for a raucous wrestling night, filled with beer, insults and tons of sequins.
All photos: Ambianceuse.
Hometown hero Mistico riles up the crowd. He runs this town.
Hometown hero Mistico riles up his fans.
The crowds yell out rude insults -- to each other, to the wrestlers, to random people in the crowd. But it's all in friendly fun.
It's common for fighters to take their beef into the front rows around the rings.
Every authentic mask has its own name, after the luchador who made it famous.
Starting price for an authentic luchador mask? About $13 US, but the fancier ones top out at around $50 US.