[EN] Last Sunday, June 15th, Madrid downtown was transformed into a huge sports playground, where anyone –big or small- could play lots of different Olympic sports totally for free, just to celebrate the Sports Day and promote “Madrid 2016” bid for the Olympic Games.

The celebration was culminated by a pop music concert held at Madrid’s Cibeles Square. At 8:30 pm I was right there; ready to fight my way through the cheerful and celebrating crowd flooding the plaza.  Melocos’ music, like a heartbeat before the stroke, was deafening. After searching incessantly for the press tent I gave up and headed straight towards the stage, where after having a friendly chat with the event’s staff, I was ushered to the press area.

Right between the stage and the zealous fans, the press loitered at will in a spacious isle, allowing us to do our work in a pretty relaxed manner. At once, I recognized ‘ol friends and buddies playing hide and seek behind their lenses. We come across each other continuously: at presentations, press conferences and other events: Pablo (1Fotografo.com), César (a colleague from IPA), David (a friend from Alto Volta and SPA), Roberto, a great Nikon guy, and some other familiar faces.

We were allowed only to shoot during the first 5 minutes of every performance, due to reserved rights restriction clauses imposed by discographic reps. The settings for this particular event, if I am not mistaken, were ISO 500 f/2.8 at 1/125-250 with ambient light. When flash was needed ISO 200 f/5.6 at 1/160-250 range was used (also depended on the quantity of coffee the particular performer consumed before going on stage).

Some nice pictures were taken of Pignoise, Melocos with Natalia, -the soloist of La Quinta Estación. Unfortunately her efforts to conceal so sensual a nipple jumping out of her tight dress were kind of fruitless (mean grin). The concert concluded with Chenoa and Nacha Pop’s performance. As per the latter I was surprised greatly to see the current state of Antonio Vega…see it for yourself.

Some of the pics taken are published here at this album, at Ipernity.  The images can be licensed for editorial use by sending an enquiry to “spa @ sinerge . es”.
 

[ES] El pasado domingo 15 de junio el centro de Madrid se convertía en una enorme pista polideportiva en la que se podía practicar deportes olímpicos de forma gratuita para celebrar el Día del Deporte y promocionar de la candidatura olímpica Madrid 2016.

La jornada se cerraba con un multitudinario concierto al aire libre en la plaza de la Cibeles. Me presenté a eso de las 8:30 de la tarde en Cibeles ya abarrotada de gente. Las canciones de Melocos llenaban de forma ensordecedora la plaza. Busqué sin éxito la caseta de prensa para recoger la acreditación pero nadie sabía nada del tema por lo que ni corto ni perezoso me acerqué al escenario y conseguí entrar tras charlar con los de organización.

Los de prensa estábamos en la primera fila, justo en frente del escenario y éramos los de siempre: Pablo (1Fotografo.com), César (mi compañero de IPA), David (mi colega de Alto Volta y SPA), Roberto y algunos más. Cachondeo, buen rollo, las fans gritando como “lokas”, fue divertido.

Podíamos fotografiar solamente durante los primeros 5 minutos de cada cantante, por el tema de los derechos reservados de las discográficas. Los settings si no me acuerdo mal eran ISO 500 f/2.8 a 1/125-250 (a ratos) sin flash y en pocas ocasiones cuando usé el flash a ISO 200 f/5.6 1/160-250 (según el nivel de agitación del cantante de turno).

Pude fotografiar a los Pignoise, Melocos y Natalia de la Quinta Estación a la que se le salía el pezón por lo apretado que tenía el vestido (jeje), Chenoa, y Nacha Pop. Sobre los últimos me sorprendió mucho el estado de Antonio Vega…

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