Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk: Happy April Fool's Day

Happy April Fool's Day

I really wanted to post this yesterday, but even a day late this is a true story I want to share. This happened maybe 25 years ago.

I am sure you all know Ricky Martin, if not, click on the link and you remember his most popular song. Menudo, groupLiving La Vida Loca"

As a pre-teen Ricky Martin was a member of "Menudo"a group that reminded me of the "Menudo" a Hispanic version of the Jonas brothers of today.

They were very successful in all of South America. Mind you in Colombia menudo means tripe, usually goat, or cow. It is cooked as part of a regular barbecue.

Getting back to my story. So on April's fool day, which is actually December 28th in and is called "Innocent's day", Same as here people play pranks on each other.

At the time there were only two TV channels, ( it's been a long time, can't remember that far) and in the daily news the very serious TV announcer told the audience that "Menudo" was arriving that after noon at the airport.  It was a surprise visit

Within hours there was a huge crowd of screming girls at the airport waiting for the arrival of the "Menudo" group. Of course, with all the exitement girsl fainted, and as this was not a planned event the airport was not prepared for the situation. Thousands of girls and their mothers waited excitedly for the famous cute boys.

After hours of waiting, out of the Airport came out five young men carrying this:









No kidding. Happy April fool's day.

PS. I think the newspaper man lost his job, or was suspended. It was a huge deal, but I can't remember that far.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsTere Rottink • April 01 2010 05:11PM


LOL.. and I'm laughing even harder right now because the graphic below.. the CAPTCHA thing.. says goatnut...

~ Vienna

Posted by Vienna Bello, Real Estate Sales, Rentals & Consulting, GRI, SFR (Liberty Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

That was a very mean trick to play on all those young girls. Funny though.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 10 years ago

Ricky just came out of the closet, too. Finally. As if any of us ever believed differently.

Posted by Not a real person over 10 years ago

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