Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A free concert given by M-Tel, one of the largest mobile phone companies in Bulgaria, and it just happened to be taking place in the park down the street from our house. Jodie was very tired and stayed at home, but I joined some 30,000 young Bulgarians to see Enrique.
First to perform was British singer and disc jockey Sonique. After her set there was a long intermission with M-Tel commercials shown on the huge screens around the park. Finally Enrique took to the stage.
I must say, he was a real mensch. He spoke to the crowd in Bulgarian, frequently interjected "Sofia" into his talking and even once into his lyrics. At one point he invited two Bulgarian youths onto the stage and interviewed them, and during the encore he invited a young girl onto the stage and sang his hit "Hero" to her.
And afterwards there was an amazing fireworks display.
Jodie heard everything from our apartment, both from our porch and even while reading in bed. I was glad that I was part of this event, although it was cold and there was a bit of a drizzle (they wouldn't let umbrellas into the park for security reasons but gave out free plastic mackintoshes).
Posted by Ellis and Jodie's Bulgarian Adventure at 5:00 PM