Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Puebla - Day of Show October 11, 2009

It’s been an incredible day.  The orchestra and staff had the rare treat of having the afternoon free before the show, so many went into town to do a little sightseeing.  The weather was perfect at a temperate 75 degrees.  Sarah O’Brien and Ann Marie Calhoun were spotted by a couple of fans as they ate lunch in the main plaza.  The fans asked for an autograph and let them know how excited they were about attending the show later that evening.

At 4:00 pm we piled into three vans that transported us to the venue.  The energy was high in anticipation of the first show.  Many snuck outside the venue to take a peak at one of the many wonders of Puebla, an active volcano while others practiced in their dressing rooms.  The doors opened at 7:45 pm and the Auditorio Siglo XXI quickly filled with fans who could not wait to see Yanni for his first performance in Puebla.  As the orchestra members came onstage to take their places the crowd starting cheering, however, they roared when the music started and Yanni came out and started the show with Santorini.  There was another deafening roar when Ender Thomas took to the stage and the familiar notes of Desire began.  The audience was loving and wildly enthusiastic right to end.  So much so that when the house lights came on after the encore they continued chanting Yanni! Yanni! The very humbled Yanni had no choice but to come out and do another encore.  Because they had already performed every song on their set list Yanni delivered an encore of Desire to fulfill his audience’s desire for more.  It was the perfect finish and a great start of his Mexican Tour.  Next stop, Monterrey at the Arena Monterrey on Tuesday, October 13th.


  1. I loved seeing the tour, and my son, Dana Teboe, on the trombone. Looks like a great tour!!!!