Mexico: The Real Blog

I’m so embarrassed…I was so obsessed with getting over the vacation part of our trip that I never mentioned how frigging incredible our two shows in Mexico were.

Number one: being out of winter initially was rad. The first day we arrived in Mexico City and then had to drive for 6 hours directly to Guadalajara. I fainted at a truck stop just outside Mexico City but that was nothing a glass of juice and marlin tacos couldn’t cure. Also we got ‘nized.

Nobody knew what to expect of the Guadalajara show; whether or not there would be anyone there. The room was pretty big and the metal roof made the sound on stage totally unbearable. So I was hoping the place would fill up to kill all the bounce. The room seemed pretty full, and the people that were there sent some crazy energy up onto the stage. Since our last Montreal gig we’ve been tweaking the set, playing longer which is always fun and starting the show with Saviour. I don’t want to kill the mystique so all I will say are these two words: wireless microphone.

For dinner the promoters Armando and Andreas took us to a restaurant near the basilica which was really beautiful to see. As we were leaving I heard some dude with a guitar in another cafe singing “More Than Words”…I called over Laura and Chris and in two minutes everybody was over there backing him up on the harmonies. It was hilarious…and kind of an inside joke.

The next day some of us decided to fly back to Mexico City…just to stay a little sane. That van was really crowded with 11 of us in there and three seats having no seat belts. Us Canadians get nervous about stuff like that.

The Lunario in MexicoCity is tucked in behind the Auditorio Nacional, right next to an army training base that had one of the biggest flags flying we had ever seen:

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Apparently there are two giant flags in Mexico City. Awesome. I’m not sure there are any flags that big anywhere in all of Canada. We went for a walk with Juan Luis from Kontrabando/Arts & Crafts Mexico who showed us where to get really awesome quesadillas. I shared a Coke in a glass bottle with Laura…man that was good! I think that’s when I Tweeted about looking for fish tacos…so we never found those but what we had was just as delish.

I can’t really describe in words what happened during our show in Mexico City. It was probably the best show The Dears had ever played – musically and vibe-wise – and backstage post-show we all agreed that that was the most fun any one of us had ever experienced in our lives. I mean, even Lisa was rocking out. The best way these gigs could be recauptured is by checking out the vids on YouTube and pics on our website (tour section) and on Facebook (I linked the albums to my profile). Here’s Murray’s fave YouTube moment:

And then also this one is fun/me-fest but also check out the guy who uploaded it…his profile pic is AWESOME!

After the Mexico City show we signed autographs for about two hours. Lisa started drawing cats instead of signing her full name. The fans were all so cool and awesome and we all had a great time. Thank you to everyone who came out to the shows!!! And who waited so long to meet us after! Until next time…all our love, The Dears.

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14 thoughts on “Mexico: The Real Blog

  1. Thank you Dears for everything, I was one of the last person who you guys meet (again) n_____n
    but it’s the best day of my life so far now.

    Really, I’m in love of you all!

    Thank you so much :]

  2. Natalia! as i read… i can guess you did have a really good time here in mexico… i must say… you guys are incredible better live than in albums!

    one of the best shows ever !!!
    i hope to see you again soon!
    my best reguards… sAndra from México. 😀

  3. It must feel great to be so SYMPATICO with your audience. The whole vibe must energize your performance to give 500% of your soul to create a lively, interactive show LOve permeating the room. The Dears have a gift, in that , your live concerts enrapture your fans capturing the spirit.I’ve felt it & love your shows. Murray’s soulful resounding voice is inspirational. Your duets are hauntingly loving.
    Luv yas!!!!!

  4. wow natalia you go girl..you standing and singing next to your snyth..rather than behind it..that must be a weird experience..tell murray to move back a little the next time..like it`s not always about the murray….;)
    and that death to all the romance what a great night that must have been…. alot of great singers in the room that night…
    but i have to say it makes me want to see u guys live even more..
    when are ye planning to coming to holland…
    it`s not that cold here:)
    cheers

  5. one of the greatest shows i´ve been to lately, it was beautiful, the music and the vibe and your performance was really memorable
    thank you for a great show and hope to see you here again soon

  6. I CARE!!!! Your tweeterings make me feel like I’m there with you and little Dear Neptune. Take heart, you’ll be on tour ,singing your heart out soon.

  7. MURRAY”S FAVORITE MOMENT!!!!!!
    That was a record 9:21 minutes of the LOUDEST Death of All Romance I’ve ever heard. What an awesome momentous sing-along and fabulous Mexican audience. Those FANS are the BEST!!!!!
    I keep watching the video daily because it makes me laugh with joy and is such a feel good moment.

  8. hi Nat, i am the guy that uploaded crisis 1 and 2, WOW!! im so so so glad that you decide to up my video in your blog, really thanks! it is so…..so…..POCAMADRE!!!!!!!! hahahahahaha

    cheers!!!

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