A Fabulous Trip to Los Angeles

webcitygirls// was invited and hired by McDonald’s as social media correspondents to the kick-off of a unique acoustic performance by Draco Rosa, Latin GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter, musician and record producer, in Los Angeles at the Avalon Hollywood. McDonald’s is an official sponsor of the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY 2013 awards. The Latin Grammy Acoustic Sessions are exclusive, by invitation only concert series that take place in top Hispanic markets in U.S. and features intimate performances by some of the music industry’s most talented and nominated artists, as a prelude to the Latin GRAMMY awards.

Lately and thankfully webcitygirls// has been blessed with many new opportunities that overlap in dates, so Lynn and I have been covering some events separately. I studied in Los Angeles and lived there for many years and since I moved to Florida in 2006, I had not been back, so you can imagine how excited I was to be in town again. Once I arrived at the McCafe red carpet experience it was show time and I immediately started interviewing different up and coming performers who talked about the new McCafe Holiday Pumpkin Spice Latte, which is absolutely delicious. If you’re a coffee drinker, I suggest you try it, believe me you will love it too.

The crowd was really into Draco Rosa’s music and while he sang there was a beautiful video of his life playing on the background, you could see everyone smiling and you could hear typical Puerto Rican expressions like “Aww” and “Ay Bendito” as they showed photos of Draco in the hospital, it was very moving. As he continued singing you could hear all his fans singing along with Him.

McCafé was so gracious to give us 2 tickets for a “Meet and Greet” with Draco Rosa, to share with some lucky fans. I looked into the crowd and picked two girls as one had mentioned to me that she had a crush on him and the other looked liked she was in heaven watching him perform. Imagine their happiness to meet him close and personal wepa! Draco comes across like a very warm, down to earth person, I truly wish him good health and many blessings.

One of the lucky fans, Doris Castro with Draco Rosa:


We had so much fun with McCafé sharing with the guests and thought that it was a great initiative using @MeEncanta and #MinutoMcCafe hashtag to engage with new and existing followers during this magical concert with Draco Rosa.

Here is one of the interviews with up and coming “Nueva Ola Group”:

The 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) on the Univision Network. In addition to its U.S. broadcast, the Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Mi Gente we have high hopes of being at the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMYs in Las Vegas and will keep you posted on our journey getting to the red carpet :)

Linda Ponder

Author: Linda Ponder

Proud Mom, Bilingual Blogger, Influencer, Founder @ponderela . Social Good is my passion mentoring children. Singing is one of my fun hobbies and passions!