Last Sunday morning, Puerto Rican band, Calle 13 presented a concert in Peru, which began at 03:00 am, after being five hours late.
The delay occurred when the band made a whirlwind tour to Venezuela for the closure of the first forum of the Community Summit of Latin American and Caribbean (CELAC for its Spanish acronym) held in Caracas.
“I went to Venezuela because all the country met with all its presidents and Puerto Rico was not included. I went to tell all the presidents that Puerto Rico wants to be free and do not want to be a colony, that is why I was late tonight,” said Rene Perez, lead singer of the band.
Despite the justifications, the 20,000 people who attended the concert at the University Stadium of San Marcos, booed the band and threw objects towards the musicians.
“(…) Those who do not want to be here because they are upset they can go, those who want to stay because they understand that my country also deserves a flag, stay, but I did not come to throw a wrench in the face” he said.
After the setbacks, the band continued with the concert for two hours. “Long live free America! Viva Puerto Rico! Long live Peru, ‘said’ “Resident” (Perez) at the end of the concert.