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Bad Bunny concert draws tens of thousands in San Antonio

San Antonio has been awaiting the Puerto Rican famous person all summer season.

SAN ANTONIO — One of San Antonio’s largest one-night occasions because the pandemic started, Wednesday’s Bad Bunny concert is anticipated to attract upwards of 50,000 followers to the Alamodome, sparking pleasure in addition to visitors complications in the downtown space. 

Fans from all throughout Texas have been lining up properly in advance of the 7 p.m. present, lots of of which braved the warmth and rain Tuesday to stock up on their merch for the present. 

Some Bad Bunny followers even skipped college to get right here early. 

“My parents think I’m in class today, but I’m here at the Bad Bunny concert!” mentioned Garcia.

“We had a chem test and we rushed through it to get here. If I failed, I get to see Bad Bunny. If we passed, we get to see Bad Bunny!” mentioned two UTSA college students who stood in line throughout Wednesday’s pouring rain.

To these followers, Bad Bunny is not simply artist of the year. He’s an icon who fights for change in his house nation of Puerto Rico.

In a concert earlier this summer season in Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny known as out the islands personal electrical company that left many in the darkish for years following Hurricane Maria.

“You’ve changed the world. Seriously. You’ve inspired many. Even myself. I don’t listen to a lot of Spanish music, but you got me into it,” mentioned Brad Lira.

He additionally echoed the frustrations of many Puerto Ricans a few corrupted authorities. One week after his rant , the FBI arrested the island’s governor on bribery costs.

Earlier in 2022 for a shock concert in Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny solely bought tickets on the venue and followers waited in line for days.

“He speaks so much about the Latino community. He does so much for the LGBTQ+ community as well,” added Segovia.

The Alamo City has been experiencing Bad Bunny mania all week (if you happen to want an explainer on the artist, we have you lined). A mural of the uber-popular Latino artist now adorns the outer wall of a north-side nightclub, and essentially the most passionate of followers acquired the musician’s likeness shaved into their heads. 

The hype slipped into social media, the place Ruby City and the McNay Art Museum both posted convincing photoshop jobs of Bad Bunny at their areas.

Even Mayor Ron Nirenberg acquired in on the act, whereas additionally reminding followers to contemplate taking the VIA bus service to the Alamodome. 

Traffic jams are anticipated to linger late into Wednesday evening as followers proceed to reach, after which later go away the present. 

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