El Freaky to open for One Direction

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My friends from El Freaky Colectivo are no strangers to playing big concerts. Last October, they served as the only Colombian performers to open for Justin Bieber at the Nemesio Camacho stadium in Bogotá.

Tonight, they are set to play their signature blend of Colombia-centric global bass (cumbia, champeta, EDM, and more) for more screaming teens at El Campín stadium for the big One Direction concert. Check out the picture below, where the Engilsh/Irish boy band sport Colombia National Futbol Team jerseys. Aww. Aren’t they cute?

Will One Direction root for Colombia in World Cup 2014? Ha.
Will One Direction root for Colombia in World Cup 2014? Ha.











And click here to see footage of them soundchecking in Bogotá. Who knew this kind of thing was documented on the Internet? 🙂



NYDN photo by Jen Pottheiser
NYDN photo by Jen Pottheiser

Seriously! How cute is Eric LeGrand’s service dog, Willie?

As some of you who follow college football may know, LeGrand, who used to play football for Rutgers University, suffered a career-ending injury in 2010 that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He is still unable to walk on his power, but he has regained movement in his shoulders and sensation throughout his body.

Well, Willie, a black labrador retriever, helps LeGrand on a daily basis in an effort to get him back on his feet. Read about it in the New York Daily News.