Tuesday, 26 June 2012
A dream show of Manolo García in Córdoba
It was all one could expect: the venue is just perfect for such a kind of open air show, and the picture above illustrate the magnificent view we had, with the stage and the Mezquita down in the distance. The wheather was warm, the atmosphere during the show very lively, and the performance stunning: Manolo has always been a master onstage. He gets into the heart of people very quickly, and his lively character convinces you quickly to participate and enjoy the show.
The sound was amazingly good (and more, taking into account the awful acoustics of his last show in Córdoba, in the "Pabellón Vistalegre", which is intended for sports), to the point I missed an audio recording devoce. His voice remains in full shape, and he's got a catalogue of songs to die for, derived from his very long career in music (back from his days in Los Rápidos/Los Burros, later at his peak in El Último de la Fila, and finally as an independent singer). So the public was raving about the music, and the venue was completely full, in another demonstration of the strong following Manolo has in Córdoba.
I had tears in my eyes more than once, since many of his songs are deeply moving and remind me of some unforgettable personal moments. And we all were singing aloud during most of the show, which became a crowd celebration, admittedly of thirty-to-fiftysomethings, since the majority of Manolo García fans knew him in the mid 80s.
The icing on the cake was to discover that, given the warm welcome of public from Córdoba to Manolo García, the show was selected as one of the three in the current tour to be recorded for a future release on DVD, possibly. So maybe we will have access to the show in the future, to remind one more a memorable night.