Peru: Mick Jagger Visits Lima

The rumor that Mick Jagger, the famous singer from The Rolling Stones, was visiting Lima began to spread on the afternoon of Saturday, October 8, 2011.

It all started with a blurry picture shared by Twitter user César Bejarano (@Cesar_Bejarano) which was then re-published on the online version of local newspaper Perú 21 [es]. In it, we can see someone who looks like the well-known English artist, but that's about it.

On Sunday, October 9, other newspapers confirmed the news and a video on YouTube even appeared, posted by user fmphotos, showing Mick Jagger at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima:

Peruvian bloggers and Twitter users are discussing the unexpected visit:

The blog Mejor hablar de ciertas cosas [es] republishes:

De acuerdo al exconductor de “TV Rock”, Cucho Peñaloza, el vocalista de Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, llegó a nuestro país para recorrer Lima y Puerto Maldonado. La única imagen difundida hasta el momento es esta difusa toma que una cuenta de Twitter mostró desde el interior del Hotel Country Club de San Isidro.

According to “TV Rock” former host, Cucho Peñaloza, Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger arrived to our country to travel around Lima and Puerto Maldonado. The only image that has been released so far is this blurry image that a Twitter account showed from inside of the San Isidro Country Club Hotel.

On Twitter, the hashtags #mickjagger and #mickjaggerenlima have the Twittersphere talking.

According to William Amaya (@dkden77e), the artist has reached old age:

@DJPaulBsAs: #MickJagger confesó q pasa + tiempo en Facebook que tocando una guitarra // le llegó la vejez, no?

@DJPaulBsAs: #MickJagger confessed he spends more time on Facebook than playing a guitar // he is old now, isn't he?

While Mucho Vicio (@muchovicio) makes fun of some of the favorite activities of middle-aged women:

Tomando el té con Mick Jagger. Luego al bingo y quizás, si la noche es propicia, charadas con las groupies. Y a la camita.

Having tea with Mick Jagger. Then to bingo and maybe, if the night is favorable, charades with the groupies. And to bed.

Daniel Morales (@dasang) asks:

#MickJaggerEnLima porfavor hagan que diga #calata #huachafo o una de esas palabras q son graciosas cuando las dicen los gringos!

#MickJaggerEnLima please make him say #calata #huachafo or one of those words that are funny when gringos say them!

‘Calato’, masculine form of the adjective ‘calata’, means naked or, in an extended use, someone who has no money; and ‘huachafo’ can be translated as tacky.

Helena (@HeleNa_Sz_) wants to know where she can find Mick Jagger:

Y en este momento en qué parte del Perú se encuentra #MickJagger ?

And right now, where in Peru is #MickJagger ?

Oswaldo Azk (@azk1610) shares a link with Mick Jagger's plans for this visit to Peru:

#MickJagger se aloja en hotel de Lima y viajaría a Puerto Maldonado…

#MickJagger is accommodated at hotel in Lima and would go to Puerto Maldonado…

Puerto Maldonado is a Southern city in Peru, the capital of the Madre de Dios department, on the Peruvian Amazon region.

Many users are alluding with a mocking tone to something that occurred more than 20 years ago: Monique Pardo, a Peruvian artist, met Mick Jagger in Iquitos. The blog Doctor Monique [es] tells us about the meeting:

Dice que se acercó a tomarle una fotografía con una Nikon gris casera que le había arrebatado a su novio, quien permanecía callado durante toda la escena como si fuera un extra, y que pidió a su ídolo que posara como si estuviera leyendo. Mick abrió un libro de bolsillo que llevaba consigo y ensayó algo de poesía amanerada en sus movimientos. La Pardo recuerda haber sentido como si un ratón se alborotara de miedo en su estómago. Al fin disparó la cámara como pudo, en un intento inútil por hacerlo suyo aunque fuese un instante. Jagger se puso de pie y los tres guardaron silencio. Monique, compadeciéndose de su novio, se despidió de Mick.

[Monique Pardo] says she went closer to take a picture of him with a gray Nikon she had taken away from her boyfriend, who stayed silent throughout the whole scene, as if he was an extra, and she asked her idol to pose as if he were reading. Mick opened a paperback book he had with him and tried some mannered poetry with his movements. Pardo recalls having felt as if a mouse had agitated her stomach out of fear. Finally, she shot the camera as best as she could, on a useless attempt to make him hers, at least for a second. Jagger stood up and the three of them kept silent. Monique, taking pity on her boyfriend, said goodbye to Mick.

With this in mind, Gonzalo Alarcón (@Gonzaloalarco) jokes about Jagger's visit:

Joder #MickJagger en Lima y nadie enterado? Será que #MoniquePardo lo habrá secuestrado?

Gosh #MickJagger in Lima and no one knows? Could it be that #MoniquePardo has kidnapped him?

1 comment

  • Fred

    Well, well, well. Mr “Big mouth” Jagger is in Peru. Good for him. What are his plans I wonder. That Stones have never played in Peru is something that need to be put right, I say. Go for it Mick!

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