Dancing to Belo at South Street Seaport


Belo stole my heart with his music when I was in college. I’ve probably told the story before, but I’ll tell it again many times. After a night of ridiculous, unnecessary drinking like most students who live on a college campus do, I was cleaning my dorm room’s floor from all the gross sticky, sweet alcoholic beverages I wouldn’t dare to drink now. I remember when I inserted his first album in my laptop, and started my cleaning routine. One of his songs grabbed me so hard, I stopped cleaning, and I just sat there for a while listening to it. And after I listened to it multiple times, I started crying. I cried like a baby. I cried for everything I never cried for before. I cried for Haiti. And I cried for myself for being so helpless. And I cried for no reason.

Ever since then, I decided he was one of my favorites! There’s a connection between his music and my soul. We just connect like long-time friends, and whenever I’m able to go see him perform, I go! And when I can’t make it when he’s in the city, I’m sad. Everyone who knows and loves me knows that I love Belo. At one point, I was getting everyone to listen to him. Most of my friends have heard his music before because he’s always playing in my apartment. I JUST LOVE HIM!

Clearly I was happy to be there at Southstreet Seaport in NYC to dance to his music. I danced. I sang! I twirled. I talked with strangers, and drank beers. But most importantly I had fun being there to enjoy his music. My friends also loved his music, and I was happy to be able to share my culture with them. Belo is part of my creative family. And I love him even more for connecting Gessica and me.

I saw a lady fall from her chair and that was my reaction. Haha!


6 Comments on Dancing to Belo at South Street Seaport

  1. Efrutik
    July 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Paola knows how to party at a concert! Awesome pics! Can see you guys had a great time and you are inspired by him. Artists for change unite !

  2. ammamama
    July 11, 2014 at 9:10 pm (2 years ago)

    You are so fly!

  3. Raw Law Girl
    July 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm (2 years ago)

    The beautiful colors in your attire are inspiring ME to wear more colors instead of dark neutrals, which are convenient for the office, but not very alive! Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Dara
    July 4, 2014 at 7:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Paola! I was the girl who randomly said your name today on Fredrick Douglass Blvd. I recognized your shirt :)


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