Last Night: Mon Laferte: "La Gira De Norma" Tour - San Antonio
By Richard Gonzalez
Mon Laferte has spent the last year and a half reaching new pinnacles of success. While it's easy for an artist that comes off a series of victories to sometimes lose sight of who they are, Mon Laferte has done the opposite. There has been a return to roots for Laferte, born Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte. Last year, she teamed up with producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta) and engineer Bruce Botnick (The Doors) to create Norma. The album was recorded in one shot to create the aura of a live performance. Since the release, she has toured with Latin music icon, Juanes and played high profile sets at Coachella and Austin City Limits music festivals.
Last night she made a stop in San Antonio at the Aztec Theater as part of the beautifully named "La Gira De Norma" tour. From start to finish, the audience was captivated by Laferte. She has the rare ability to showcase awe-inspiring talent while still connecting with the crowd in a genuinely intimate way. Opening with "Por Qué Me Fui A Enamorar De Ti" from Norma, she set a fun tone and transported the crowd to a different time and place. She took time throughout the performance to engage with the audience, signing autographs and joking, all while working through some of her most notable songs like "Funeral", "Chilango Blues", and her Grammy-winning duet with Juanes, "Amárrame" which brought the crowd to its feet.
Laferte took the time after performing "El Mambo" and "El Beso" to bring a couple from the crowd and assist in a marriage proposal. For the record, she said yes. It was a unique and endearing moment that led to an even funnier transition when Laferte followed up the moment with "No Me Fumes Mi Mariguana." Laferte returned for an encore encouraged by thunderous applause to close the evening with her most notable track to date, "Tu Falta De Querer." During the song, Laferte held the microphone to the crowd to sing the choruses who enthusiastically obliged. By the end of the show, you could see Laferte's appreciation for her audience, and it was genuine. You can see a full gallery from last nights show below: