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Look for plenty of watering eyes and flamed-out taste buds at Waterloo Park this Sunday -- it's the Chronicle's lucky 13th annual Hot Sauce Festival. "TCB" asked this year's musical guests for their spicier salsa-related recollections.

TONY VILLANUEVA, the Derailers: "I'd advise eating a lot of ice cream when you get done. For basic Tex-Mex hot sauce, I like Juan in a Million. It'll cure what ails ya."

ADRIAN QUESADAL, Grupo Fantasma: "There was a jalapeño festival in Laredo, where five of us are from. The first time I was there, I was late and looking for a place to stand. This contestant took off running and puked right next to me and my dad."

PATRICIA VONNE: "Let me think. ... My uncles used to do the rounds with jalapeños. I have 10 uncles, and at family reunions they'd come around and make you swallow it whole. I'm not a four-alarm person -- more of a two-alarm. I know my limits."

Gates open at 11am. Admission is free. A donation of two nonperishable canned food items is requested.

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