Mick Jagger definitely embraces eclectic cuisine and food from street vendors. And that’s a good thing in country like Colombia, where street food is tasty and cheap.
Jagger was seen in downtown Bogotá, the day before the Rolling Stones’ first ever concert in Bogotá, strolling down the city streets, surrounded by security detail and with throngs of fans snapping pictures alongside.
But at one point along the way, he spots an oblea stand, stops, and using a series of hand signals, manages to purchase one and starts munching away.
For the uninitiated, obleas are a Colombian delight, consisting of dulce de leche spread between two large, thin wafers.
It’s the kind of thing Colombians eat with abandon, particularly if you consider that a large oblea sells for 1500 pesos, or .50 cents.
In this case, someone in Jagger’s entourage paid 10,000 (roughly $3.50) and told the seller to keep the change.
Jagger’s endorsement brought notoriety to oblea stand owner Janeth Gutierrez, who’s been selling on the same spot for 14 years. She’s catered to other celebrities before, but no one quite this big. Although initially, she admitted having no idea who the thin man who spoke no Spanish was.
Jagger and Ron Wood also visited the Botero Museum in downtown Bogotá as part of their sight-seeing activies.
The Stones will play at Bogota’s Campin Stadium tonight as part of their “América Latina Olé” tour.