LA FERIA DE SAN MIGUEL
The San Miguel Festival Attracts
With an overall attendance of more than 8,000 people enjoying food, games, music, and other novelties, San Miguel de Allende closed out the first weekend of its annual fair.
The concerts alone attracted around 6,000 attendees.
On Friday, September 20, attendees danced to the rhythms of the Sonora Santanera orchestra, with songs like “La Boa,” “Perfume de Gardenias,” and “Pena Negra.” On Saturday, September 21, Laureano Brizuela played ’80s hits such as “Tiempo para Amarte,” “Sueños Compartidos,” and “Enamorándonos.”
But the biggest event of the weekend may have been Edwin Luna and his band La Trakalosa y Mariachi of Monterrey, who thrilled the audience with songs like “San Lunes,” “Fíjate Que Sí,” and “Borracho de Amor.” Hundreds of cell phones illuminated the Teatro del Pueblo as audience members attempted to capture a memorable moment.
The front rows were filled with young women and adults alike who became excited every time one of the singers turned their attention to them. Couples never stopped dancing and singing along to each popular song.
Prior to Luna’s performance, Saul “El Jaguar” opened the evening with songs like “Luna,” “¿Quién Te Dio Permiso?” “Número Equivocado,” and “Tú, Tú, Tú.”