What's in a name?
a 24 years old male and I'm a fan of Tarkan's music, since June 1999. Of course I was waiting
for him to visit Mexico. I was really lucky today cause I met him. I
went with my sister to Mixup Genova but didn't get a ticket to get his
autograph. It was full!!! Anyway I stayed inside just hoping to see him.
Unfortunately the security guards started to ask everybody to remain outside of the
store. Luckily some of us could stay inside and pretty close to the desk where
Tarkan was signing.
Tarkan's autograph session at the
| When he arrived it was amazing the way everybody
screamed, some girls were even crying. I took a lot of pictures of him.
Tarkan was wearing jeans and a yellow sweatshirt, he dyed his hair light brown.
Tarkan's new hair
there during all the autographs session waiting for a chance to get closer and
say hello or get an autograph. After 1 and a half hour he had to leave so
the security guards asked everybody to leave. Everybody but us. I guess they
thought my sister and I were part of the store crew or reporters. Anyway
we remained inside and then the store crew brought a big Pokémon cake to
celebrate the tenth anniversary of Mixup.
Tarkan blowing the candles
picture taken from www.infosel.com
| They asked Tarkan to cut it,
blow the candles, etc. I took pictures of that just 1 m. away from him. After
that I could even stretch his hand and say hello. Unfortunately I didn't
get his autograph or a picture with him. It was fantastic to meet him
anyway. He is a very charismatic guy. When he left the store I could heard
everybody outside screaming and shouting.
After that I heard that he was going to
sing at Chapultepec (the biggest park in Mexico City) in a place named La
Feria. My sister and I decided to take a look. We were lucky again cause we got
so see him again in his performance pretty close to the stage. This time he
was wearing gray pants and a red shirt. Some people had been waiting for
three or four hours to see him on stage. He didn't gave a concert properly
because he comes just for a promotion tour, but he sang Şıkıdım first, Bu Gece
and finally Şımarık. It wasn't enough of course but I was already happy with
the Mixup experience so when I saw him singing and dancing live I was
completely satisfied for the day.
Today I went to Medusas
nightclub to see Tarkan. I didn't get a very nice place because it was completely full. Everything started at 17:00 h
and there was a huge crowd outside. During one hour they played some music.
Later a Spanish duet named Vertigogo opened the show. Finally after a
long waiting it was Tarkan's turn. Everybody was standing over the tables,
fences or wherever they could to get the best look. Everything started with the
video in a big screen of Tarkan's Şımarık
in the World Music Awards.
After the video the hysteria was phenomenal, everybody was screaming, singing,
clapping, shouting TARKAN! TARKAN! TARKAN!, and finally he appeared from
a bridge on the top of the building wearing dark gray pants and a white
shirt. Unfortunately he performed on a stage that was unreachable for any fan, cause it was too
high. Of course everyone could see him. It was really
wise cause girls and boys were just crazy at that moment. Or should I say, We
were all crazy? Anyway, he sang Şıkıdım
first just like the last time.
After it, he said hello and you could've noticed that he was so happy and
excited at the moment that he almost cried. He started by saying a "¡¡Que
onda México!!", which is something like What's up Mexico! It's a very
usual phrase among young people in Mexico, but of course he spoke in English
to the crowd. He said that Mexico is such a beautiful country and that even
when he has been to Europe, Asia and some places in America, he had
never visited a place with people like Mexicans that like to have so much fun
like him. Then he sang Bu Gece. Tarkan used all the lights and sound
equipment of the nightclub but he brought some of his equipment. They used some
laser to make images of kisses, the map of Turkey, camels, etc. Personally Bu
Gece is one of my favorite songs so I enjoyed a lot that song. Then he finished
and as you can imagine it was just astonishing.
I've been to many concerts in Mexico and other countries and I've never
seen such a reaction of support and admiration towards an artist. I'm sure
Tarkan was surprised as well. I guess he never imagined he was such an idol in
a country as far from Turkey as Mexico. When he finished Şımarık
"I hope I'll see you soon!". He sent kisses to everyone and he left.
The party continued at the disco but some of us left as well. We were lucky again
'cause we saw him when he was leaving and everybody took pictures of him.
He left in a white van. But it was like Mission Impossible cause there were
so many girls surrounding the van that it took forever until Tarkan was
finally able to leave. I saw him when he was in the van and I could see he was pretty worried about the fan's safety. He
didn't stop sending kisses
and letting everybody to take photos. Well this is a little bit of what
happened just a few hours ago. I was lucky again and I met him! But you know, I
won't be satisfied until I go to a complete Tarkan concert.
Tarkan leaving Medusas
picture published in the newspapers
and pictures by Gabriel (Mexico) (except pictures cake and newspaper)