This weekend, many said goodbye to one of the greatest performers to ever live – and we don’t mean Kobe.
— Angel Lopez ⚽️ (@Angel_lopez24) April 17, 2016
We mean our king, the great, el inigualable, Vicente Fernández.
— Eduardo Rivadeneyra (@kaoss74) April 17, 2016
The legend gave his last concert at El Estadio Azteca, which seats close to 100k.
— Daniel (@Danielinho05) April 17, 2016
You best believe every seat in the house was taken.
— David Alvarez (@AlvarezSD) April 17, 2016
Before the show started, other iconic singers of our times gave Chente a small tribute.
— Patty (@pattyd_rc) April 17, 2016
Then, the king stepped out.
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And everyone lost it, rightfully so.
That stage tho… built for royalty.
— EXA Poza Rica (@Exa1019) April 18, 2016
In classic Chente style, he threw back a few shots before each song.
— @sofmartinezlujambio (@soflujambio) April 17, 2016
If you’ve been to his concerts, you know it’s tradition.
He sang all his major hits, including this one that gets the tears flowing.
— MCastrejön (@gcastrejon) April 17, 2016
But one of the best moments was when Alejandro joined.
— Jimena Mendoza (@JimenaMe_) April 17, 2016
So many emotions.
They killed it, obviously.
— FRANK GONZALEZ (@FRANKGONZALEZ22) April 17, 2016
All 100k attendees sang with him when he started belting this one out.
— Diego Cuevas (@DiegoCuevass) April 17, 2016
It was probably one of the most anticipated songs, tbh.
After his last time to ever sing “El Rey” in front of an audience, the stage exploded in celebration.
— La Mejor (@LaMejor) April 17, 2016
Is anyone else tearing up? ?
This was a show of a lifetime for many.
— A n d r e a (@Nathanloveu3) April 17, 2016
Because not even Kobe’s 60-point game tops this for a Vicente fan.
After an almost 50-year career, this is how our king said goodbye.
— TutePower (@TutePower) April 17, 2016
He followed the concert with a heartfelt message on Twitter.
Siempre recordaré esta noche. Los quiero con todo mi corazón. Mi más grande agradecimiento. pic.twitter.com/zeYyiZeA37
— Vicente Fernandez (@_VicenteFdez) April 17, 2016
All we can say is thank you, king. We’re eternally grateful.
— Julio César Moreno (@JulioCMoreno14) April 17, 2016
And long live the king.