Chano met Tan Biónica at Lollapalooza 2023: all you need is love
His presence was a doubt in all but him. Santiago Chano Moreno Charpentier was always clear that he was going to be this Friday night on the Flow stage of Lollapalooza 2023. What few knew, himself and a few others, was that he was going to reunite the band of his life. The rumor had been running since early in the San Isidro Hippodrome, but nobody wanted to get too excited, a common practice of mega-festivals. But without promising, Chano complied and gave an unforgettable show of so bionicmixed with the best songs from his solo repertoire.
The singer went up at 8:00 p.m. and began to prepare the ground with “Prayer to the Sun”, and got the whole racetrack dancing. After an electrofolk block “Carnavalintro” and “Naistumichu”, the lights and decibels went down, but not the emotions. It was the moment of intimacy with “Claramente”, with a Creole guitar on his shoulder, cell phones in hand and an endless chorus of his fans. And finally, once again the explosion. “In 5 minutes Tan Biónica returns, and the group is going to give them one last magical night in a stadium in the city of Buenos Aires”.
The rumor that circulated in the preview was confirmed and the crowd exploded upon hearing what they had been waiting for so long. Anxiety took the form of a countdown. The screens showed old moments of the band, set to music with remixes of some of their classics. Bionic rave atmosphere, which was cut with the riff of “Seven nation army”, the global anthem of The White Stripes. The table was served.
The sirens served as a bridge for the four bionics to come together again, dressed as tradition marks. Next to Diego Lichtenstein in drums, Bambi Moreno Charpentier in low y Seby Seoane on guitar, Chano called for “the biggest pogo in Lollapalooza” and the crowd responded, as a shower of papers invaded the stage. “Magic City” was the inevitable beginning of a journey into the past and a break towards the immediate future.
The battery of hits continued with “Ella” with an industrial rock start and the feat of the crowd. Later, he asked to light up the sky with cell phones for the “national anthem of desolation”, the way he chose to present “Obsessionario en A major” that ended at the edge of the catwalk, as the great master of ceremonies, and kneeling, with the clenched fist and open heart.
“Up the nostalgic hearts of the bionic kid,” he asked for another of the group’s classics. “The melody of God” The end was pure emotion. Chano hugged his brother, they toured the stage together and announced a farewell concert in Buenos Aires. “The one we owed ourselves,” he justified himself, although no one had asked him to.
“All you need is love” sounded as a coda in the background while Chano distributed kisses and hearts and received the unconditional love of his audience. The tears of her brother Bambi next to her and the huge smile of her mother Marina in the audience crowned the moment. A family and musical encounter, with thousands of souls as witnesses.