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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.

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.
Gustavo Serrano

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.

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.
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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.

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

What was the real purpose of this construction? Just like with Stonehenge or the Pillar of Light...we will never know.
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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.

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

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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.

7. And people started ripping up the dance floor with their best dance moves.

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Easy.

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

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

9. A scary tidbit: There were only seven toilets available for the whole event.

Later on, they added another seven toilets. Problem solved? 💩💩💩
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Later on, they added another seven toilets. Problem solved?

💩💩💩

10. As for the dress code, some opted for classic.

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11. Others went for a teenage superhero look.

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12. And others opted for the Vicente Fernández look.

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13. The Charcas sky was filled with drones and people waved each time one hovered near them.

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14. Until tragedy struck and one of those drones got stuck in a wire and went to device heaven. 😢

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15. But let's forget the sad things and let's talk about the important things: THE FOOD.

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

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Grilled chicken, elotes, tacos de asada...Do you sense a pattern?

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

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

18. If you didn't have one of those, you didn't attend Rubí's quinceañera.

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

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20. But let's talk about Rubí. The first time we saw her was when she danced with La Banda Jerez.

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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.

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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.

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Take that, Colibritany.

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.

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24. And then there was another dance show.

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Not even Obama has those dance moves.

25. And the party ended with Don Cresencio and Rubí thanking everyone for attending and toasting for many more birthdays to come.

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The dance ended, BUUUUT...

26. When the sun went down, the family atmosphere ended too. Pets and children gave way to a lot of drunk people, lit only by police lights.

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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.

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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. :(

What a party, Rubí. Thanks for the invite.

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This post was translated from Spanish.

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