Longtime RF friend John Simmons shares his favorite show: “Marisa Monte, her sold-out US debut tour in Miami at the Colony Theater in 1994. I had been to Brasil several times and became obsessed with her Luis Gonzaga song, Xote das Meninas. I bought tix in the second row, literally looking up at her. Goosebumps the whole show! Maybe the best show I ever saw! Her subsequent shows at Gusman were great but could not compare to the intimate Colony setting.”

John adds, “My two honorable mentions go to your Alpha Blondy at the Cameo in 1988 And Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1987.”

Here is Marisa Monte from 1995, performing Xote das Meninas, in Brussells.

We say, yes those were good honorable mentions.  The RHCP was a pre-RF incarnation of the company.  And we also say we loved MM’s Gusman shows, we loved her appearance at the closing of the Olympics, and we hope she comes back on tour soon.