The borderless French-Spanish activist hippie-punk world-beater Manu Chao ended his huge concert Saturday night at Foro Sol by ceding his microphone to the campesinas from Atenco. The women called for the release of their political prisoners who have been held since the battle with government forces in 2006 in the small but active municipality outside Mexico City. (See more here.) The last time Chao was in D.F. was that year when he recorded live at the Foro Alicia.
On Saturday, the stellar Mexican post-pachucos Maldita Vecindad opened; half-way through front-man Roco led the stadium in a raised fist for the dead at the U.S.-Mexico border. The rain poured down on us for much of the night. Hamburgers were $35 pesos, a double Indio went for $60, and pirated tees outside were $50 pesos and up.