“An Azteca en el Azteca”: this was Vicente Fernández’s last concert before his health problems

“El Charro de Huentitán” retired from the stage in 2016 (Photo: EFE / Francisco Guasco / File)

Vicente Fernandez, maximum exponent of the Mexican song, officially retired from the stage in 2016. Although he would later be seen at other times, such as when he sang with his son and grandson, “El Charro de Huentitán” has not given a concert of such magnitude for 5 years.

On April 16, 2016, Vicente Fernández took the stage one last time as a professional singer. The interpreter assured that that day would be the end of his career as a musician. Despite the fact, a historic concert galloped that remained not only in the hearts of its attendees, but also in the entertainment records of Mexico.

The venue chosen was the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. With a full house, the fans did not imagine what they would experience, as the singer of Beautiful darling awarded his best concert. Completely devoted to his audience, “El Charro de Huentitán” offered the most select of his career.

Vicente Fernández chose the Azteca Stadium to end his career (Photo: Instagram / @ _ vicentefdez)
Vicente Fernández chose the Azteca Stadium to end his career (Photo: Instagram / @ _ vicentefdez)

The motto of “Don Chente” was enforced. The exponent of regional repeatedly mentioned that he only stopped singing when the audience stopped clapping. The Colossus of Santa Úrsula was a faithful witness of this, as the concert lasted for more than 4 hours.

It is pointed out that Vicente Fernández sang more than 60 songs. The extensive setlist exceeded the limits of the day. The concert was dated April 16, 2016, but did not end until the early hours of the 17th. The retirement of one of Mexico’s most beloved and recognized artists could not be less decorous.

The doors of the stadium that hosted two World Cups were opened at 6:00 p.m., but it was not until late at night that Vicente Fernández seized the voice and applause of Azteca. Wearing a classic charro outfit, “Don Chete” began his last outing at the concerts.

"An Aztec in the Azteca" It was Vicente Fernández's third and last live album (Photo: Instagram / @ _ vicentefdez)
“Un azteca en el Azteca” was Vicente Fernández’s third and last live album (Photo: Instagram / @ _ vicentefdez)

With unbeatable gallantry, Vicente Fernández began with I don’t know how to crack. “They don’t want me to ever come back here. He says that if I return I will find death “, it is read in the lyrics of the first song of the concert called An Aztec in the Azteca.

“El Charro de Huentitán” did not walk alone in his last exposure to the stage. His special guests stayed among the family. The inseparable Doña Cuquita was present to accompany her husband at the culminating moment of his career. Your son, Alejandro Fernandez they also appeared and sang in one voice.

In the eyes of more than 85 thousand attendeesBetween Mexicans and foreigners who did not miss the opportunity to be participants in a great event, Vicente Fernández made an unparalleled journey in his vast career.

With no place for another soul, this is how the Azteca saw himself in the farewell of "Chente" (Photo: Instagram / @ _ vicentefdez)
With no place for another soul, this is how Azteca saw himself at the dismissal of “Chente” (Photo: Instagram / @ _ vicentefdez)

Pieces like A hundred years, Divine women, Here between us they were present, snatching the voice of the assistants who sang without measure. It was songs like The king and Return Return those that came to the end of the road. It wasn’t until the last verse of Mexico Beautiful and beloved that the career of “Chente” ended.

A historic moment for Mexican music could not stay there. An Aztec in the Azteca it was recorded, both for audio only and visuals. At the end of 2016, the CD and DVD version hit the markets. Although incomparable with the sentiment of the attendees, fans could relive Vicente Fernández’s final recital.

The regional singer performed songs by José Alfredo Jiménez and Pedro Infante (Photo: Instagram / @ _ vicentefdez)
The regional singer performed songs by José Alfredo Jiménez and Pedro Infante (Photo: Instagram / @ _ vicentefdez)

In 2019 at the ceremony of the Latin Grammys Vicente Fernández took the stage again. It was a memorable presentation, since, for the first time, the past, present and future of the Fernández dynasty were seen. Vicente, Alejandro and Alex Fernández sang together.

However, “Don Chete” kept his promise and did not return to the stage. Doing so An Aztec in the Azteca your farewell letter.

The 2020 Latin Grammy Ceremony united the Fernández dynasty (Photo: Reteurs / Steve Marcus)
The 2020 Latin Grammy Ceremony united the Fernández dynasty (Photo: Reteurs / Steve Marcus)

Vicente Fernández, “El Charro de Huentitán”, has been away from the glory of the old days for two months. Since then, he has been undergoing a medical check-up at the Hospital Century 2000, after suffering a spectacular fall. The singer’s health is not progressing.

Meanwhile, Vicente Fernández Jr., the most active of the dynasty, has responded with strength to the rumors in the press that indicated the worst case for “El Charro de Huentitán.”

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“An Azteca en el Azteca”: this was Vicente Fernández’s last concert before his health problems