She’s our favorite singer. It’s not just a simple show. It’s a unique experience… Thankful that fate sent us to the show on Sunday.
Amanda Peet, 17
The young Ecuadorian woman’s speech to Splash while waiting in line for yesterday’s show is a reflection of the heat that the city faced on Friday and Saturday. The thermometers registered almost 60º of thermal sensation. Furthermore, a fan died during the first performance in the city, while Saturday’s show was canceled just hours before the show. “It’s very hot. We thought it couldn’t be worse than our country”, highlighted Sofia Zambrano.
Sisters Carmen Villavicencio, 19, and Fatima, 16, arrived in Rio a few hours before this Sunday’s performance at the Nilton Santos Stadium – Engenhão. They used a fan to ward off the heat — which was already lower than what the city’s thermometers had indicated on the previous two days.
“It was difficult to speak Portuguese [nos primeiros momentos]. We also don’t understand the currency exchange rate and it’s getting hot”, said Fatima.
The young women traveled to Rio de Janeiro with their parents and intend to visit the city’s most famous tourist attractions before returning to their home country. “My mother wants to see Christ the Redeemer”, explained Carmen.