How happy am I today? Very happy. Very happy indeed. I bought myself a pair of tickets, one for me and one for Paola, to go and see Roger Waters perform The Wall in Mexico City. They weren’t cheap…same prices as Paul McCartney. Although they don’t appear to have sold out quite so fast. And he’s added another date. So if you’re in the neighbourhood on December 18th or 19th, and you hurry, you might still get lucky. I hit the ‘Buy’ button at 11am, the moment the tickets went on sale.
Chilangos love their music, and whilst there’s plenty of homegrown stuff, they get downright fanatical with international (mainly UK/US) stars. Rod Stewart, McCartney, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and Simply Red, amongst others, all have massive fan bases here. Selling out stadiums is not difficult.
But perhaps Roger could have stuck to his roots, ala Berlin 1990. And played in Tijuana, or another town next to a 21st century wall. The wall that has been (part) built to keep Mexicans inside their own country. Ronnie Reagan could make a posthumous appearance too, and scream ‘Mr Obama, tear down that wall’ to add a little US emotion to the proceedings. Not that all, or even many, US citizens along the border want to see it torn down, it has to be said. And not that I’m complaining that it’s being held in DF. Much easier to get to!