Seeing Enrique Iglesias!

¿Cómo están mis amigos? I’ve been MIA for a while, but I’m back to update you all on what’s been going on since my last blog update! Plus, if you know anything about the man in the title, prepare to be excited…

As part of his Sex & Love Tour, Enrique Iglesias made a stop in Quito. On March 3rd, he performed in the Coliseo General Rumiñahui along with the group Gente de Zona. If you’ve ever heard the popular Latin hit “Bailando,” you’ll recognize that Gente de Zona sing with Enrique Iglesias on that track.

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From where we were sitting, the stage was pretty close. Photo ft. my new headband.

Well I was fortunate enough to be able to see him at this concert with a big group of compañeros from my program. Three girls in our group bought the tickets for us all so that we could all sit together, and we paid them back. We didn’t have the closest seating, but since the stadium was pretty small we could see the stage very well from where we were sitting.

Our evening consisted in taking a ton of group pictures beforehand and shouting at the top of our lungs. I had bought an “Enrique Iglesias Love” headband outside (while waiting in line to enter the stadium) and wore it throughout the whole night. I thought that Enrique might be able to spot me from afar if I wore it (I don’t think he did, but it made me feel better).

Photo taken by a Gama TV reporter. She was ecstatic about our excitement!
Photo taken by a Gama TV reporter. She was ecstatic about our excitement!

The concert started off with a smaller, lesser-known artist who only sang probably two songs. Then Gente de Zona came out and sang a few songs when suddenly… the power went off…

We were told to wait for “five minutes” till they fixed it. We waited probably half an hour anxiously anticipating Enrique’s arrival. We wanted Enrique to come out! But once the lights went back on, we had to watch the rest of Gente de Zona’s performance before Enrique took stage.

When he did… I could not believe it! He was there in the same room as me and I couldn’t contain my excitement. I spent the rest of the concert dancing along to his music, jumping up and down when he would look over at our section, and shouting con emoción. I thought I would lose my voice.

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I cried only a little when he sang the song “Heroe” since it’s emotional and it made me emotional hearing him sing it live.

Gente de Zona returned for the last song so they could sing “Bailando” with him. Overall it was a great concert and a great experience for me since Enrique Iglesias is one of my favorite artists and this was my first real concert. If you haven’t heard of him, look him up! He sings in Spanish and English. But until next time, amigos: ¡Ciao!

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I’ll leave you all with this image of Enrique. Quisiera que fuera mi heroe.

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Brenda Mora

From Holland, MI. Mexican-American studying abroad in a Latin American country. Speaks Spanish/English fluently. Likes nature walks and laughing.

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