The energy of Calle 13 charmed the audience with his show at the inaugural International Arts Festival on Friday night, on the stage at La Sabana Metropolitan Park. However, it also attracted controversy in social networks. Travel packages to costa rica were sold to see this concert.
After his presentation, there was massive criticism of the organization, about the inadequate location of the stage and poor sound quality. However, some others said everything was fine. There are several luxury hotels in costa rica around La Sabana, in case you want to enjoy this types of events.
"For those who arrived early to get good field, and were in front of the stage, was the best concert you've been. The sound was great, and the repertoire as well", people commented on Facebook.
"I think they got out of hand. He was an artist too popular for the capacity they had, both in space and for safety. Sounds good to bring internationally renowned artists to the FIA, but I think it should be noted that when artists like Calle 13, take special security measures", said Natalia Rodriguez journalist from Culture.
The organization of the FIA is defended against criticism in saying that social networking activity brought together 60,000 people, which is double what they expected.
The head of the FIA, Anselmo Navarro admitted that there was no way to avoid some drawbacks, because the attendance exceeded their expectations.
"If you will get on a bus that accommodates 20 to enter 40, some will go up. That we could not avoid in any way. We made a mounting budget estimating and providing sound for 30,000, but recognize that it is free, democratic and open, then, who wants to pay in the first row can go to Zapote when received in the circles. This is the price to be horizontal and open spaces".
The FIA is one of the most entertaining activities to do in Costa Rica, and the weather in San Jose has been perfect for the event.