Thursday, October 15, 2009

Monterrey - Day of Show October 13, 2009

There has been lots of activity today.  Although the weather was rainy and a bit gloomy, spirits were still high from the great Puebla audience reaction.  Some of us went early to do a little shopping at the mall (we can always find places to shop!) across the street from the hotel while others relaxed for the day at the hotel.  We again climbed aboard the vans at 4:00 pm and headed to the venue.

We are back in Arena Monterrey located in Parque Fundidora (Foundry Park).  The Park is a living example of Monterrey’s industrial history and the first to develop the concept of an urban public park in northern Mexico.  The park’s 350 acres are packed full of facilities for sport, the arts, and entertainment. There is the mile-and-a-half Santa Lucia Riverwalk that winds through the whole park if you want to take a stroll or a boat ride to see all of the sights the park has to offer.

Parque Fundidora

Back to Arena Monterrey!  Yanni had a special guest before the show.  Her name is Andrea Montesinos, a Olympic hopeful figure skater from Monterrey.  Her father produced a video of Andrea competing in her figure skating championships.  She always skates to Yanni’s music in her competitions and has won 4 Gold Medals already.  Here are a couple of pictures from the meeting and the link to her YouTube Video.

Mucho Gusto! (Pleased to meet you!)

Andrea's State Championship Gold Medal

The arena quickly filled as soon as the doors opened at 8:00 pm.  Here are two young members of the Niki Nana Fan Club in Mexico.  They are big fans of Yanni and play his music everyday while they do their homework.

It is estimated that about 10,000 people attended the concert and they definitely showed their appreciation to Yanni and all of the performers on the stage.  Here are a few concert shots from before and during the show from Monterrey.

The Arena before the show...

Yoel doing his thing!

The Storm!

Our next stop is Leon, Guanajuato.  We’ll be playing at the Poliforum Leon on October 15, 2009.

1 comment:

  1. Andrea meets Yanni video really touched our hearts.