Wednesday, November 02, 2005

El Festival Presidente

October 16, 2005

I have never been the type of person who fantasizes about marrying some pop singer or superstar that does not even know I exist. I always found all that dreaming and wooing over famous people silly. That is why I barely buy CDs or go to concerts. I think there are better ways I could spend my money instead of making the-already-rich richer.

Yet, I was convinced to go to el festival Presidente, a 3-day event of the biggest Latino performers sponsored by the main beer company in the country, Presidente. I did not know what I was getting myself into, but I figured going to the festival was all part of the experience.

El festival took place in the Olympic Stadium in Santo Domingo. Thousands of Dominicans from all over the country took the trip to the capital to celebrate Latin music over the weekend. Performers included: Grupo Negro, Julieta Venegas, Diego Torres, Marc Anthony (with J. Lo), Frank Reyes, Eddy Herrera, David Bisbal, Chayanne, Krisspy, Franco de vita, Sergio Vargas, Hnos. Rosario, Toros Band, Rubby Perez, and Daddy Yankee.

Despite the shoving and pushing up front where my tall friends persuaded me to stand during the weekend, I had an amazing time. Everyone danced, celebrated the Latino culture, enjoyed the music, and, of course, drank Presidente beer. There is no other rhythm like the Latino rhythm that hypnotizes your mind and takes over your body. If you ever get the chance, go to el festival Presidente--if not for the music, for the experience.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha...I'm glad you enjoyed yourself sweetie. I went to Live 8 this summer. One of the only two concerts I'd ever been to (all in the same summer.) it was a ridiculous crush of people!!
I was supposed to be meeting a friend there who decided to ditch me at the last minute, so all I can really remember about the experience, is the voice of Sarah Mclaughlin bringing me near tears as she always does, and looking around a crowd of millions souls linked to one another through unique connections, and feeling oh so lonely, because I truly one is a million.
....needless to say that this friend was a date that never!
...come to think of it my other experience at a concert was pretty lonely Maybe that's telling me!

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