Above, the lovely Ely Guerra performs before the multitudes at the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City, Saturday, April 24. Other highlights of the day included Ozomatli, Celso Piña, Quiero Club, Cuca, Deftones, and Mago de Oz. We strolled the crowds -- who were paying an outrageous $70 pesos for a large beer! -- and enjoyed the "hospitality tent" backstage.
The big day was Sunday, though, with the Tijuana No! reunion, Silverio, Kumbia Queers, Calle 13 (which we caught on TV earlier tonight), and Australia's Empire of the Sun, in their only North American stop on their current tour till they hit Lalapalooza in August.
But I didn't go back on Sunday. I was suffering from music-festival overload after just one day. Forgive me. Big fests like this are just ... not my thing. And Ocesa doesn't have a very egalitarian press apparatus; the only set-up I saw was for Televisa.
* I'll have more coverage on Monday at La Plaza.