After a day of cancellations by three major artists, the Corona Capital festival continued without major complications on Sunday with powerful performances by Rüfüs Du Sol and Twenty One Pilots and intimate moments generated by Auroa, Alaina Castillo and Pabllo Vittar.
Those who had purchased tickets for the first day were entitled to enter on Sunday as well due to cancellations from St. Vincent, The Kooks and Disclosure on Saturday.
The temperature was also measured and antibacterial gel was provided, while the use of face masks was required but not mandatory, so that as the hours passed many people stopped using it. In general, the assistants interviewed by the AP said they felt safe because of the sanitary measures implemented.
In addition to the coronavirus, the memory of the human avalanche at the Astroworld festival in Houston that left 10 people dead, including a child, was fresh. However, many were encouraged to go to the Mexican festival as a family.
“Of course it does make you think many things, if I risk my life in many ways, both because of COVID, if you can fight or they can assault you out here, you can get a stampede like that,” said Emanuel Cooper, a film student 22 years old. “The good thing is that they took responsibility for the cancellations, they let them in today. I think they are doing well; not because nothing bad happens elsewhere has to happen here. I think we all have to be prudent and act in a good way so that these events continue to happen ”.
“The truth is that it does give me a little more fear that there is an accident that someone will be crushed and especially more in Twenty (One Pilots, which) are going to come a lot of people,” said Jesica Pamela Chávez, 25 years, who noted that he trusted people to maintain order. As for COVID, “I have my vaccines and as long as I wash and (wear) the mask I think there is no risk,” he added.
The Australians of Rüfüs Du Sol led by Tyrone Lindqvist began to raise the spirits with their electronic proposal in their debut on the Mexican stages.
“I love you with all my heart,” said DJ Jon George before performing “Brighter” from their album “Bloom,” from which they also played the evocative “Innerbloom.” “We had waited a long time to come here and we are finally here, thank God we made it … We don’t know them yet, but we are already friends. We are going to meet them and come back all the time ”.
Rüfüs Du Sol also performed “On My Knees” from his latest album, “Surrender,” released in October, and his 2018 hit “Underwater” from “SOLACE”.
Finally it was the turn for Twenty One Pilots, which with the other stages closed was the great act of the night.
Tyler Robert Joseph did not speak much to the audience, but kept his spirits high throughout the concert with explosive performances of songs like “Ride,” “We Don’t Believe What’s On TV,” “Mulberry Street” and “Heavydirtysoul.”