Roy Gómez Cruz revives Freddie Mercury for a delighted audience at the Lake Chapala Society
In his second appearance at LCS, Cruz performs his full show from Puerto Vallarta
Cruz performed two shows on a Sunday afternoon , July 25.
Patrick O’Heffernan, Ajijic JAL. Freddie Mercury impersonator Roy Gómez Cruz put on a bang-up show for a full house at the Lake Chapala Society that took the audience on an energetic, visual, and emotional journey through the songs and life events that made Freddie Mercury.
Cruz performed two shows on a Sunday afternoon , July 25, on the LCS lawn that included high energy music, dancers, videos, and the singer strolling through the audience and serenading tables. The crowd loved it and from all appearances, so did Cruz.
The concert was part of the Lake Chapala Society’s Concert on the Lawn series and been previewed by a surprise appearance by Cruz in June so there was a lot anticipation and Cruz delivered the two shows in spades – he gave the audience everything they wanted – familiar songs, great music, jokes, recreations of Mercury’s classic videos including a vacuuming housewife, and flirting. As he sang.
Cruz plays Mercury in a running show in Puerto Vallarta even though Freddie Mercury and the band Queen are not as popular in Mexico as in other parts of the world, mainly because of a disastrous tour in 1981 marred by visa snafus, stampeding crowds, terrible organization, and eventually the audience throwing shoes at the band when Mercury threw water at them – a routine part of his act. No water was thrown at the LCS audience.
The Concert on the Lawn is an ongoing series at LCS which brings outstanding artists to Lakeside to generate income for the Society and entertain people in Lakeside. The next concert is the Crooners Tribute starring Marc Lopez on August 22. Tickets available online or at LCS.