You might only know Quevedo from “Quédate, que la noche sin ti duele,” or perhaps (worse?) you confuse him with the author of the poem that began with “Érase un hombre a una nariz pegado.” The truth is that he’s one of the most popular Spanish-language singers, and his songs are counted as hits. Even if you haven’t heard of “Columbia” or “Playa del Inglés,” together they have amassed 179 million views. You can get an idea of his popularity.
The man from Saiko
Slightly below in popularity is Saiko, an urban singer who has collaborated with Quevedo, Feid, or Mora, and has songs with over 30 million streams. Now, both of them have caused quite a stir by announcing a free concert in Madrid today at La Riviera at 9:00 PM. The result was immediate: within a few minutes, all 2,500 tickets were gone.
Usually, these types of actions are used to launch an album or to have a mass gathering, but Quevedo and Saiko are going all out. It’s the presentation of a song, ‘Buenas,’ which will be released soon. In the video announcing it, they claim it will be “a surprise show, unique, incomparable, unrepeatable, majestic, and awesome.”
With the hype of seeing something that won’t be repeated (who knows what surprises they have up their sleeves), there were two types of people who took the opportunity to get their tickets: the fans and, of course, those looking to make some extra money through resale. Although Quevedo himself tweeted that “it’s literally a free show and it’s for everyone to enjoy together as a family,” there have been quite a few who tried to resell the tickets.
Spanish resourcefulness is a classic, and trying to make money by being the quickest is even more so. But even if you don’t attend, there’s no doubt that every inch of that concert will be recorded with thousands of mobile phones. If you weren’t lucky, now you can only enjoy it from the comfort of your home.