Fans were not about it especially after promoters announced they wouldn’t be issuing full refunds.
Fans started vandalizing the set and throwing beer bottles at Ortiz’s band, who was warming up on stage.
Instruments, speakers, lights, chairs and whatever else was in sight was destroyed. Others, like Ivan Lucero, decided to stand aside and record the mayhem.
Ortiz’s representatives later issued an apology on Facebook, stating the singer cancelled the show due to health issues. BUT it was later confirmed by his team that he had a serious stomach ache. *womp*
Fans questioned Ortiz’s “last minute” stomach pain, especially after the singer posted a photo earlier where he was drinking beer with some friends.
In the picture, he seemed excited and ready for his performance at Explanada in Philadelphia, assuring fans on social media that they cannot miss his show. “He wasn’t sick, he was drunk. Good thing I didn’t go!” stated one fan on Facebook. He then added: “Si ya saben como es, porque van?” ***LOL***
Was it la cruda or nah? C’mon Gerardo, tell us the truth.
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As for the expensive equipment – which suffered the most beating in the incident – everything is fully covered by insurance as told by the sound system’s owner Rodrigo Rodriguez to Univision Radio. Oh, and yes, he will continue working with Ortiz and providing equipment for his shows.
Quinceañera, wedding, baptism, school dance hall – Mexicans sure know how to turn any and every occasion into a good time.
And no fiesta is ever complete without a bopping playlist that can carry the dancing late into the night.
Today, we’ve thrown together 17 classic songs that you’re likely to hear at any Mexican party. They should have ya (or at least dear tía Nora) throwing your hands in the air.
Caballo Dorado – Payaso de Rodeo
We’re kicking off the list with this classic wedding / quinceañera number.
‘Payaso de Rodeo’ to some, ‘No romper mi corazón’, to others. Whichever camp you’re in, there’s no not recognizing it once the DJ has his way. It’s a CALL TO ARMS – one that guarantees a stampede to the dancefloor and a whole lotta clapping, hopping and sliding.
This country band may have been formed way back in 1986 but this masterpiece is destined to outlive us all. Just, watch your feet – if you get ran over, it’s your fault.
2. Luis Miguel – Cuando Calienta El Sol
A forever classic from the sol de Mexico himself, perfect for parties under the hot sun, and for invoking nostalgic vibes of youth’s eternal-summer… yeah, and who’s ever forgetting that music vid?
3. Selena Quintanilla – Amor Prohibido
Straight from the queen herself, this song is a bop and a half. It was famously inspired by the love letters of her abuela, a maid who worked for a wealthy family and ended up falling in love with (and marrying) their son.
Seems like we’re all suckers for a good forbidden romance – it topped the US States Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart nine weeks in a row in 1994.
4. Jeans – Pepe
The four teens of the original Pepe video may have grown up, but Jeans will always hold a special place in our hearts. It’s a throwback to the days of innocence, bad hair, and those tummy butterflies from crushing on a classmate.
5. Café Tacvba – Ingrata
An anthem for every teen in the 90s who figured they were a rebel. This Mexican band straight out of Satellite were a bunch of teens at the time but boy did they just get us.
6. Banda Blanca – Sopa de Caracol
So no we may never truly know what they are saying, but this song was always guaranteed to get you up and grooving at any fiesta.
7. Los Del Río – La Macarena
This Spanish one-hit wonder of the 90s needs no intro. Put it on any speakers, and the dance moves that follow are basically reflex.
La Macarena made the rounds again in recent years when the internet realised what the lyrics were actually saying. Turns out, the song is all about a girl (Macarena) cheating on her boyfriend with two friends, whilst he’s off in military service. Can I get a #childhoodruined.
8. Garibaldi – Banana
With refrains like ‘Mexicana like it (banana)’ and ‘Yo tengo una bolita que me sube y me baja’ (I have a little ball that goes up and goes down), Garibaldi’s Banana is, admittedly, no poetic masterpiece.
What is IS though, is a Latin beat that’s catchy as hell and sure to get you dancing. Plus, what’s life without a little cheap innuendo.
9. Vicente Fernández – El Rey
There comes a time in every respectable Mexican party when it’s time to break out the ranchera.
We were torn between this song and Chente’s Volver, Volver, but, well, it’s one of the best drinking songs of all time. Scoop up two amigos around the shoulders and bellow along: “PeRo SiGo SiEnDo eL rEy”
10. Los Angeles Azules – 17 Años
Guaranteed to have even the oldest guests getting jiggy, the infectious rhythm in this song is not to be underestimated.
No surprise really – Los Angeles Azules are the wizards of cumbia sonidera – a subgenre that fuses the 1950-1970s with synthy electronic 90s music.
11. Maná – Oye Mi Amor
Here’s one from the Guadalajaran pop rock band Maná – the most successful Latin American band of all time. Like, 40 million albums sold worldwide, kind of successful.
And this song? You might love it, you might hate it, but you most definitely, probably know the lyrics.
12. Pedro Infante – Cucurrucucú Paloma
Maybe not a mainstay of your average houseparty, but we couldn’t resist. Tomas Mandaz wrote this Mexican classic in 1954, and it’s since been covered by the likes of Pedro Infante and Luis Miguel.
And boy is it a crooner. The cucurucucú mimics the sound of a dove, and is meant to signal lovesickness.
13. Magneto – Vuela, Vuela
Whilst Vuela, Vuela is actually a cover of a 80’s French pop song, it’s also the song that helped skyrocket Magneto into the limelight.
Dubbed by some as the Mexican Backstreet Boys, Magneto’s song hit the charts in the early 90s and flew as high as its namesake.
14. Los Tigres Del Norte – El Jefe De Jefes
This Mexican norteño band is famous for their ‘narcocorrido’ – music that glorifies drug trafficking. It’s a genre that’s actually illegal to play at live events in some Mexican states, which has landed the band a hefty fine in the past. Regardless, at parties the song’s a hoot.
15. Molotov – Voto Latino
An anthem for proud crowds of Latinx to roar along to, this Molotov song is a classic in its own right.
16. La Chona – Los Tucanes de Tijuana
An energetic and fast-paced norteño song from a band that’s been around since 1987. They started out playing in nightclubs, so there’s no surprise that it’s virtually impossible to not dance to this.
17. Elvis Crespo – Suavemente
Sultry and sexy, this song is pure Latin rhythm heaven. Not only is it perfect for making eyes and swinging hips across a dancefloor, it also helped popularize merengue music.
18. Ramón Ayala – Tragos Amargos
Contested by some as the ultimate drinking song, would any list of Mexican party songs be complete without some Ramón Ayala to top it off?
These kids might all be under 13 years old at the time of their performances on these talent competitions, but their abilities belie their young age. Our parents always pushed us by saying “ponte las pilas” and these children will make you parents wish you listened. Here are some of the Latinos that have crushed it on national TV in both the U.S. and Latin America.
Angel Garcia, singer, “America’s Got Talent”
Twelve-year-old Los Angeles native Angel Garcia’s powerful voice got him through to the second round in this season of “America’s Got Talent.” He sang the mariachi song from José José, “El Triste.” His performance of the song got people on their feet and electrified the audience. He kept the Latino pride going strong in the judges’ cuts round by singing Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” in Spanish. He may have gone home after that round but there’s no denying his incredible talent.
Guillermo Gael Delgado Garcia, dancer, “Little Big Shots”
Guillermo Gael Delgado Garcia was invited to the couch with Steve Harvey on “Little Big Shots” two years ago after his video dancing gleefully at a swimming pool went viral. He wowed the crowd by jumping off the stage and charismatically made his way through the audience. Just watching him dance can put an automatic smile on your face.
Los Niños de La Voz Kids, singers, La Voz Colombia
Grab your tissues because this is one sweet rendition of “Recuerdame” from the hit movei “Coco.” The judges are clearly into this number by snapping their fingers to the beat. When you hear a performance like this one, doesn’t it inspire you to build a better world for future generations? Sí se puede. They deserve it so much.
Alondra Santos, singer, “America’s Got Talent”
When Alondra Santos was 13 years old she got a chance to show off her mariachi chops on the 10th season of “America’s Got Talent.” Seeing the young girl wearing a full mariachi outfit and giving the musical genre life on the national stage is everything. Her shy nature was put on the backseat as soon as the first violin notes started playing. Press ‘play’ to see her first audition on the show.
Ellie, singer, La Voz Kids Colombia
Seven-year-old Ellie hails from Barranquilla, Colombia. Even at her young age, she is extremely proud of her coastal heritage. She expresses her love for the region’s music, its drums and also its songs. As soon as the drums start at the 2:03 minute mark, Ellie has a little fit of nerves but then she is on fire with her vocals and dancing. She wins over all the judges by the end, even though it took Sebastián Yatra a few minutes to finally press that buzzer.
Jossue, singer, “La Voz Kids”
Another pint-size performer that took the judges’ breath away was mariachi singer Jossue on “La Voz Kids.”Each time he sang “Ay Chabela,” it was like the audience was watching a mini Vicente Fernandez in front of their eyes. As he was going through his performance, the judges hadn’t hit the buzzer but Natalia Jiménez and Pedro Fernández finally both did at the same time, and then Daddy Yankee gave that buzzer a pound. Jossue’s OMG face when he realized his singing ability made all three judges want to coach him is just too cute.
Yasha and Daniela, dancers, “America’s Got Talent”
Daniela may have been a little girl when she first appeared on the America’s Got Talent stage, but she knew how to already call the shots as a boss! Her sassiness is immediately apparent in her pointed hands and facial expressions before she flips and does a cartwheel as soon as the music starts playing.