Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Puerto Rico, Compares Himself To A 'Weird Pokemon'
A crowed gathered in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico not to catch Pokémons, but to get a glimpse of their Boricua pride, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
During a press conference, the Hamilton creator said he actually "felt like a Pokémon" during his visit while fans followed him around the streets with their cell phones. "I'm the weirdest Pokémon on the island," said Miranda who took some time from his vacation to visit his parent's native Puerto Rico where he'd receive his very own star on the Walk of Fame.
Besides comparing himself to a Pokémon, Miranda talked politics during the conference, specifically about the economy crisis the U.S. territory is currently facing. "We have to continue that conversation and define who we are," said the "Love Make The World Go Round" singer who back in March, asked Congress to help Puerto Rico's financial crisis.
But the short trip wasn't just politics and conferences, it was also filled with family gatherings, emotional encounters with fans and reunions with colleagues like Calle 13's René "Residente" Pérez, which he documented and shared on his social media.
My babysitter Margot. She sells the neighborhood limber in Vega Alta and refuses to age a day.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 27, 2016
This young man sang Hamilton &he started crying & I started crying & then errybody ---- pic.twitter.com/NuWuCsDOd9— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 27, 2016
"Cousins," he captioned his photo with Residente.
Primos. ------ pic.twitter.com/uOhExwKoOn— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 28, 2016
But then Victor Manuelle & Daddy Yankee are on your flight home like some crazy Boricua Voltron ------------ pic.twitter.com/QFw5OXy64b— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 28, 2016