Worst concert experience ever...
Queretaro Travel Blog› entry 2 of 5 › view all entries
September 7th, 2006 – by: agarcia
After our day of some minor sight seeing we drove with one of my cousins to the City of Queretaro which is approximately 1 hr away. We found the concert venue (ICONOS) rather quickly and bought the tickets at about $10 each which we thought was more than reasonable. The ticket said that the doors would open around 9 pm so we had a couple of hours to eat dinner, etc.
We got back to the venue a little after 8 pm and there is a nice sized crowd waiting for admittance which is to be expected since the doors open at 9 pm. I should mention at this point that the temps in this part of Mexico gets a little chilly at night - you need a least a sweater to be comfortably warm. My sis and I told Daniel this but he kinda ignored us and just thinks Mexico as a shorts weather country...
Well 9 pm comes around and the doors are still closed and unfortunately it starts to drizzle - a cold drizzle. People start huddling around and are getting impatient with the door keepers. They start whistling and if I knew how to whistle I probably would've joined them as well.
Around 10 pm they start letting people in but at this point any semblance of a line is long gone.
The venue is actually a bar with limited seats and tables and the only way to get seats is if you buy a minimum of 2 bottles of booze at $60 each. We decided not to buy thinking the concert is probably going to start pretty soon and we could stand for the hour or so long show. We were wrong - the band didn't start playing until sometime after midnight!!!
At this point we were all exhausted, impatient and tense from the waiting and being stuck in a place that had way too many people for the small space. We only heard about 5 songs before we called it quits and were trying to find a way out of the place. This was difficult considering the stairs to the main entrance was blocked by hundreds of people. My sister eventually convinced the security guy to let us out through the emergency exit. We eventually got back to Tequis around 2 am.
I won't mention this band's name cause after this experience I'm not that into them anymore...but I did get some cool pics...
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