Thursday, December 8

Rigoberta Bandini: boobs, bitches and euphoria to establish herself as an icon in Madrid


“In Spain we say ‘its bitterness’, in Spain we say ‘ay, I bleed to death’, in Spain we say ‘what the hell am I doing’”. The answer is enjoy. Rigoberta Bandini has turned her farewell tour “for a long time” into a party of freedom, communion, vindication of the tits and jumping. The track of the Wizink Center in Madrid did not understand this Friday of shoe soles. She vibrated, jumped and toasted to and for the party of the band led by the Catalan singer. A frenetic, electronic and fun date that returned her cousin -and half the show- Belén Barenys to the stage and brought up an Amaia Romero who feels very good following her footsteps. It all started with the song In Spain we call it solitudealthough there was not an iota of it.

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Paula Ribó appeared dressed in sunglasses and a white coat full of glitter. Garment that she ended up taking off to finish him off look of a schoolgirl that she has worn during her concerts since before she became a phenomenon thanks to Benidorm Fest and his anthem Ow mom. His show has changed a lot. While in other stages she has needed to repeat themes, cover other artists and lengthen songs due to lack of repertoire, now, with her album The Empress Once on the market, the group can indulge in what they do best: turn their performances into a real celebration. The band itself claims it in the first words it shares with the public. “I don’t know if you are aware that you have come to a party”, shouts Bandini at the end of the first song. And he doesn’t lie.

The evolution is remarkable from the staging, now accompanied by more dancers that gives another bill and scope to the recital. They are no longer four relatives/friends singing their well-known songs. There is a dance corps, a lot of movement and a desire to have fun. The latter was already there, but it has won thanks to the set listthe commitment to the Madrid Youth Choir and in this case the ‘visit’ of the winner of OT 2017 with which Ribó signed a song that has come to shout and shout, that’s how i danced.



But not everything is euphoria and high. Bandini leaves room to breathe before the final fireworks, which he does not know the outcome either. There was fear due to the absence of Belén Barenys (Memé). Until now, the usual showgirl had brought the talent to lift the show by giving away second voices to show off both Ribó and himself Show. No one expected her because at the Granada Sound festival held in mid-September she said goodbye to the public knowing that her advanced pregnancy would not allow her to keep up with the tour. But last night she came back, with her shirt open, with a prominent belly as a flag and the same energy. “You will always be my dwarf and now you are going to be a mother,” Ribó told her, fueling the public’s enthusiasm.

The group has decided to skip the version Genesis of Ow mom so that it captures all eyes. And it has been a success. “I don’t know why our boobs are so scary, without them there would be no humanity or beauty” he made himself heard very loudly, confirming what had already been harvested. Chanel triumphed at the Benidorm Fest and took its SloMo to the historic third place in Eurovision, but Rigoberta Bandini kept the true anthem that since January has been cheered in nightclubs by force of screams full of power, conviction and dedication. At her concert it was not going to be less.

Although it was expected to be the closing theme of the concert, the singer appeared in the middle of it with a veil and sunglasses on, accompanied by the aforementioned choir that filled the stage and Memé ready to vibrate and confirm the need to vindicate our boobs, the bodies, sorority and emotion. They did it, rap included and forcing the audience to dance between wobbly beers, leftover backpacks and enthusiastic hugs.

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The event was not exempt from tributes, which materialized especially in a medley that recalled the television program Fury and that generated a mixture of songs as disparate as Are you of youngsters, hentai of Rosalia, How I love you by raphael, It’s the night of love from the movie soundtrack The Lion King and the la la la with which Massiel won Eurovision in 1968. The following was The Empress, one of Bandini’s latest songs, included on the self-titled album that he released last Friday, adding several new songs to his repertoire. Of course, among the novelties the most celebrated was love songs to you, which he dedicates to his son Nico. “That dad makes us bolognese every Sunday and more things, that one day we can see Sorrentino’s together, that the men of this new world cry very calmly”, were the verses croaked with more energy in the Madrid venue.



Esteban Navarro, Paula Ribó’s partner and comedian from the VengaMonjas duo is also important in the concert. The musician encourages the public to bark, enjoy and let loose. “That if I were a dog now, playful and very kind, I wouldn’t have these anxiety problems. That if I were a bitch now, I wouldn’t be here crying, that I would go out to the patio quickly jump “, Rigoberta intoned with her theme Bitchthe second great culmination of the event for its denunciation of the straps and manners imposed on women.

The end, yes, was for too many drugs, one of Rigoberta Bandini’s oldest songs, which invites you to move “your spirit like a skeleton”. The apotheosis took over the stage, and also with Amaia Romero. The great guest of the night got carried away to sing the that’s how i danced that both artists composed together. “Monday before lunch, a girl went to wash, but she couldn’t wash because she had to dance” they sang showing chemistry, great joy and everything that, as they say in the song itself, they “admire”.

The band is going to say goodbye for a while, but first they are going to tour Spain with a Show in which they have taken a step forward. And not because they have joined the trend of making the screens a leading element or having a live performance with which to give the show greater audiovisual scope. They have expanded the team to extend their spirit of enjoyment but still wear the same uniform. Now they wear the crown of the Empress, but hooliganism, unleashing and liberation continues to be what most penetrates, resonates and conquers.



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