The Teodoro Mariscal baseball stadium was filled to near maximum capacity for the coronation of the Queen of the Floral Games, the runner-up for the Queen of Carnaval.
This choreographed production was titled Let It Be, a tribute to the Beatles and Queen, and featured the Orquestra Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes. My seat was way out in the middle of the field, just to the right of the enormous stage.
This tangerine tree and green and yellow cellophane flowers were part of the opening of the Beatles' song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
Then 17-year-old Vanessa Gurrola Peraza came onto the stage dressed in blue with white neon lights and long train. Assistants lifted her backwards up the steps to her throne. Her three attendants made their way up the stairs, and then the Queen of the Floral Games was crowned by poet Christian Peña Rosales as Vanessa I, amid fireworks all around.
The spectacle then continued with the tribute to Queen, performed by tenor Gonzalo Magaña (below), soprano Penélope Luna and tenor Andrés Carrillo.
The climax was a powerful rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody, complete with devils to take him away.
All the performers assembled on the stage and received a standing ovation from the crowd, then they sang We Will Rock You. The Queen and her attendants then descended the stairs and waved to the crowd, and bursts of fireworks lit up the stadium in a salute to a spectacular show.