The concert was scheduled to start at 22.30 but it was later than 23.30 and Raphael followers were still queueing at the Roman Theatre. The heavy rain caused the stage to be unsuitable. Firemen and Aqualia workers had to bail out water because the place was flooded.
There were serious doubts, but Raphael finally took the stage and started the show at 00.02 pm in a packed-out Roman Theatre. The president of the Extremadura Government, JosÃ© Antonio Monago, and the mayor of MÃ©rida, Pedro Acedo, came together with about 3000 people.
One of the most special moments was when, through a radio from the 30s, the Jaen artist played Carlos Gardelâs âVolverâ and sang it with him in a duet. After having waited for hours in the queue, the audience was enthralled during the two and a half hours-long concert.
Raphael finished his concert with âComo yo te amoâ in front of a standing audience. A lot of young people were part of the public.
One of the most recurring complaints among those present was the fact that the tickets were not numbered, however, the group of workers of the Theatre Festival were in charge of controlling the entry and exit of the public in the building, placing the traditional Festival pads and meeting the needs of the members of the audience.