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We Went To Rubí's Quinceañera Party And It Was Really Fucking Crazy

There were only seven toilets for an event where over one million were expected.

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BuzzFeed Mexico travelled to Charcas, San Luis Potosí to attend the biggest party of 2016: a quinceañera party that went out of control, fed by TV, brands, and even politicians.

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Attendees weren't the million-odd people that confirmed the event on Facebook, but rather 10,000 curious people.

They had to see what it was all about.

1. We traveled from CDMX to Charcas, San Luis Potosí and got to the party that stirred the wildest passions in the country since "NO ERA PENAL." Of course the trip was NEVERENDING.

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Our Interjet flight was delayed two and a half hours. We booked a room at the closest City Express and, when we arrived, we found out they hadn't registered us. To add insult to injury, there's a gas supply crisis in 15 states, including San Luis Potosí.

You know, Mexico. A win, as always.

2. The first thing we saw when we arrived was an ENORMOUS plot of land with two large stages far away in the background and a large line of food stands.

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Basically, it was a music festival like Corona Capital or Vive Latino, but in the middle of nowhere.


3. Right in the middle there was a golden circular space with little paper bands of white and red.

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What was the real purpose of this construction?

Just like with Stonehenge or the Pillar of Light...we will never know.

4. As the evening went by, the event got crowded.

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I'm pretty sure Charcas got the Guinness Record for the largest number of human beings ever using a hat by square meter.

5. And along with the people, we also got the BANDA INVASION.

6. And it was fucking awesome because then we had ourselves a BANDA BATTLE.

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The bands played in several places at the same time "fighting" for the audience's attention.


8. Attendees from other states arrived in large groups and showed signs with the names of their respective cities.

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Saltillo, Ciudad Victoria, and Monterrey were the cities with the most signs.


16. Rubí's quinceañera was a paradise for foodies.

17. But the undeniable winner was this work of art:

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A bed made of pork rinds topped by a delicate layer of potato chips, french fries, lettuce, and small strips of pig skin.


19. And...we met the most important guest at the party!

21. After that, mayor "Layín" came out to give the quinceañera a car as a gift.

El alcalde de San Blas, Nayarit @amigolayin (el que robó poquito), llegó a los XV de Rubí a regalarle un coche.

22. And then we saw her on the main stage doing an awesome job with her chambelanes and some creepy creature who may or may not be a member of Daft Punk.


23. And in the weirdest moment of the evening, Lady Wuu congratulated the quinceañera and treated us, once more, to one of her phrases which are getting less and less funny by the hour.

We decided it was time to go. Due to the lack of service and Wi-Fi, there was no way to communicate with anyone, and things were getting a little out of hand.


When we got to the hotel, we found out that the party had gone out of control. There were reports of fights, injuries, and even one dead. Two people were run over in a horse race. :(

This post was translated from Spanish.

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