Attending to Bareto's concert in lovely Barranco :)

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yay! I got my ticket!
First of all I will explain who is Bareto. Well, they are a local band. Their music is a mix of cumbia, traditional Peruvian and latin rhythms, very fun! A couple of weeks ago I met Giacomo, who was visiting Lima and he was the one who commented me about this concert. I had no clue about this. Somebody who was visiting Lima had to inform me about this event, hahaha. Thanks! That concert sounded interesting, but one of the things I liked the most was the fact that they wouldn't perform in a big place, but in a cool bar in bohemian Barranco. This bar also called "Cultural Center" is a great spot, full of history and cozy. So, when I realized they would play there, no doubts I will definitely attend.

Concert would start at 11pm, at least that was they said.
cool decoration!!!
So we went early to buy the tickets. Ok, now we had some time to kill. Let's take a walk around and see what was happening in Barranco. Mmm, it was too early, every place was empty. Finally after walking about 20min we decided to go to a bar and have a drink. We were the first customers of the night, hehe. After a while some people started to arrive. We stayed there for a while just chatting. Giacomo was a bit concerned about his flight back home. He should leave Lima on Sunday, but due to the cancellations of flights to Europe, he might have to stay longer here...

It was about 10:30pm when we left this place. In our way we saw the streets were getting crowded, nice! That is the Barranco I know, hahaha. We went straight to "La Noche" where the concert would take place.
at La Noche, waiting for the concert
The girl at the entrance told us the band has already arrived but wouldn't play until 11:30pm or maybe midnight... oh well... This place is an old big house. The concert was taking part in one area, but the rest of the house were serving drinks and food. Ok, let's kill some time there, hihi.

The plan was to stay there until realizing the concert area was getting crowded. I really like this bohemian bar. It's cool and not pretentious at all.
I thought I heard some music and we decided to leave, but it took for ever to the waiter to come back with the change... pfff. Place was totally crowded by the time we left. We didn't go too far, just to the next room of the house, hahaha. The 1st floor where the stage was located was a bit crowded, so we went upstairs to check it and things were worse here, no way, let's go back downstairs.
:)
We found a nice spot. We would be close to the band and to the bar, hahaha, strategic location!

Finally it was past midnight when the band showed up on the stage, yay! But what's happening with the lead singer? He showed up too, but had a cast on his arm. He apologized for not being able to play, but the band recently got a new member who would sing. He did it and was very good! The concert started and also picture time. I wasn't the only one, there were many flashes and cameras, hahaha.

People were having a blast! Everyone was singing, clapping, dancing, in one word enjoying the show. This place is great for concerts. Of course they can't be big, but it's perfect for small bands. You are so close to the musicians, how cool! The 1st floor became a dance floor, great! We were having so much fun. It was a great idea to attend to the concert.

It was almost 2am, when the show was getting over. People didn't want it to end. They sang 1 more song and left everyone wanting more. Oh well, now they are promoting a new CD so more concerts might come soon. Before leaving I got April's agenda and I'm checking if any other interesting concert is coming soon, hehehe.
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yay! I got my ticket!
yay! I got my ticket!
cool decoration!!!
cool decoration!!!
at La Noche, waiting for the conce…
at La Noche, waiting for the conc…
:)
:)
the band just showed up
the band just showed up
The lead singer apologizing for no…
The lead singer apologizing for n…
having fun
having fun
the band
the band
the new lead singer, was so full o…
the new lead singer, was so full …
he was a good guitar player
he was a good guitar player
introducing the members of the band
introducing the members of the band
:)
:)
good times
good times
fun
fun
fun
fun
great show
great show
singing!
singing!
this is the end
this is the end
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