Here at In Summa Vigilia it's no secret that we love music. I try to go to as many shows as I can ( mine included, I'm a musician from the LA/Orange county area) and I am always keeping an ear out for good music when I hear it.
On June 16th I was able to go watch one of my favorite bands in concert, Maná! They are on their Cama Incendida tour for their lates studio album which was released on April 21, 2015, and is available on all digital platforms. As much as I love pre-2002 Maná, I've been a little disappointed with their latest work. I understand about the evolutions of bands and exploring new sounds but this version of Maná is boring to me.
I still recall the first time I heard a Maná song, it was De Pies a Cabeza from the album, Donde Jugaran Los Niños, and I remember being blown away by the entire album. I listened to that album so much that it wore out and I had to re-record it on a tape, yes I pirated my first Maná album but hey, I was kid so I didn't know that was wrong. By the time I first heard "Donde Jugaran Los Niños", Mana En Vivo was already out and so was Cuando Los Ángeles Lloran, so I anxiously waited for Sueños Liquidos. Maná did not disappoint as I soaked up that album as well and was content that my favorite band, the band that inspired me to be a musician, was still creating at a high level.
The last Maná album that I really loved was Revolución De Amor, and that's is a huge statement for me to make because I have bought every Maná album up until Cama Incendida, spotify is my music source now, and have been a huge fan of Maná since that first time my ears heard De Pies A Cabeza, but sadly I only look forward to the live shows where they play all their "old school" hits.
As with every Maná concert I get excited the day of because besides putting on a great show, I love to see the stage and lighting of such a massive production. There were times when I founds self sitting down, mostly during the songs of post-2002, but as soon as I hear the Maná that made me a fan, I was dancing and singing with the rest of the crowd. A part of me hopes they get back to that essence that made them great, instead of making music for labels, radio, and to stay relevant with all these artist that are dominating the mainstream radio waves, but only time will tell if they truly are a newer Maná.
So enjoy these pics and videos of the show. If someone asked me my opinion on attending a Maná concert, I would say yes! The show was two and a half hours long filled with their greatest hits and amazing solos by Alex "El Animal" Gonzalez and Serio Vallin. Overall they are amazing musicians and put on a great show and you still get a glimpse of the Maná that captured the attention of the Americas during the golden age of Rock en Español.
Enjoy these Videos I took of Maná the day of the concert:
Cuando Los Ángeles Lloran.
The reason why I play drums right here, enjoy!
Another amazing solo by Segio Vallin.