Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shakira Concert in Merida

On Saturday night the Yucatan city of Mérida put on a free concert as a gift to it's citizens and visitors. The city supplied and prepared the venue, an unused railway yard, and local businesses paid for the concert. The performer was the Columbian superstar, Shakira who put on a solid two hour concert.

Tickets were required but were available free for the asking at most businesses. The majority of people stood, but there was preferential seating for the disabled and for youngsters who had demonstrated outstanding academic or sporting prowess. Teachers and coaches were previously invited to nominate students for the treat. 150,000 tickets were handed out! There were no riots, no looting, no fires lit. Why? Mérida is civilized!

"Good evening, Mérida! Tonight is yours!"


  1. Bread and Circuses, but I'm glad it went off without any problems. I meant to turn on the TV and watch it from home but I forgot. Yes, Merida is civilized.

  2. Glad you posted this to show the rest of the world that people can be civilized and still have good time without destroying their environment. Listen up NHL riot fools!!!