Paul McCartney in the Zocalo, México City
Hi everyone again. I read all your comments of my last blog and of course there are a plenty of things that I can say about my country , my work and customs of this big country but the issue of this day is going to be a historical moment in the life of Mexico City. The unimaginable happened: Paul McCartney, a Beatle in the down town. The biggest song writer live on live and rounded by a set of antiques ruins of the Aztec Empire and Spanish Colonial Buildings, where right now reside all the politic power of this country.
If the McCartney's concert was important itself, it was the date too, May 10th. The mother's day is an important date for every Mexican. People use to celebrate with mothers in special parties. But that day many children left waiting their mothers for. Of course they were on the Zocalo hearing Paul McCartney singing.
My wife and I arrived to the Zocalo around 3:00 p.m. so we had to wait for 6 hours before the concert started. It wasn't much time if you consider many people came a day before and passed the night on campaign houses. As my feet and legs started to bother me, near to 7:30 DJ Chris Holmes started to play McCartney's and Beatles' music in a mix of beats, so it was a big chance for moved our bodies and had some relaxation.
The big moment finally came. The screens drew a violin guitar bass - as the McCartney uses - and the stage was lighted all wide. Suddenly McCartney could be seen in the screen and began to sing Hello, Goodbye. You can imagine 250,000 people chorus: "Hello, hello I don't know why do you say goodbye and I say hello...". After the beginning of the show McCartey took a time for himself and watched the crowed in the big plaza. The music continued and there were many moving moments. One was, when he sang "Something" for his little brother George and other was when he tuned "Here today" for John. Other happy moment was when he played "Obladi - Oblada" with a mariachi band. Mariachi is a set of musicians that play Mexican folk music. Mariachi music has been for decades the badge of the Mexican's culture. So all the people reunited really enjoyed this moment.
The End came and with it Sir Paul McCartney said goodbye to Mexico and all Latino America. It was the last show of his tour for South America.
In a moment when the violence has affected the life of millions of people in Mexico or in this time when near 50% of its population live on puberty, the McCartney's show given for free and over all with love, brought relief and hope that the things one day start to "Getting better".
Long life to Sir Paul, we love you. We hope you come back soon.
Regrets Luis Ubaldo.
PD. A day before me feet and legs still hurt but we were so happy and of course we were so lucky.