The first in line to enter the Zócalo in Mexico City for the Grupo Firme concert arrived at four in the morning on Saturday.
In other words, they waited for more than 24 hours, first in the early morning cold and then under the intense sun this Sunday afternoon.
For some of the Grupo Firme fans, this effort was too much and around four in the afternoon on Sunday they had to ask for help from the security forces to rescue them from the crowd that was located next to the fence that separated the stage from the Plinth.
A family in which there were two children also had to be rescued before the squeezing and crushing caused by the crowd.
The Secretary of Culture of Mexico City, Claudia Curiel de Icaza, assures this concert will be the largest that the Zócalo has ever had.
“We have 20 screens. It seems that the Paul McCartney and Roger Waters concert had about 200,000 people. We are now prepared to receive 300,000. If they don’t come to the Zócalo, there are the screens; people come from all over the republic and the city halls “.