25th and 26th of June. These were the days chosen for the second and last weekend of the 9th edition of Rock in Rio Lisboa. This Saturday, the 25th, MAGG ran the Bela Vista Park from end to end (more than once) with a single objective: to find and participate in the festival’s coolest activities. And now we tell you how each experience was.
Make notes of what you want to do this Sunday—it’s your last chance. While you wait for the concerts on the Mundo Stage, where HMB, Jason Derulo, Anitta or Post Malone will pass, venture around the venue to make the most of all the activities available at the different stands. In some, you will even be entitled to gifts, solely and exclusively, for participating. Trust us: it is, above all, about luck. The way to the thing is not for here called.
Before starting the City of Rock in Parque da Bela Vista, we told him what we wanted to see and do. However, if you already follow us on Instagram, you will surely know that we have already crossed out some of the topics on the list. Find out about the adrenaline that the slide gave us, how the photos we took at the top of the Ferris wheel turned out and, of course, how our heart was when we discovered that one of the stalls in the venue had permanent tattoos at zero cost.
We lost our virginity to tattoos and we shivered as soon as we put our first foot in the air before launching ourselves to fly over the enclosure. But happened. Now, we reveal what each experience was like and the best tips and tricks for taking advantage of them.
The Ferris wheel is more Instagrammable than ever
We also couldn’t help but go around the Ferris wheel. This year, each cabin has a different decor, all of which promise to be Instagrammable. We ended up with perhaps the most colorful and fluffy. With all the rainbow around us, we saw Lisbon from above.
Inside the booths sponsored by the Pisca Pisca car show there is a tablet so we can take a picture, spin a digital prize wheel (for gifts lovers) and, just like DJs, choose which background music we want throughout the experience. We chose “Modo Turbo” by Luísa Sonza, Pabllo Vittar and Anitta, “Run The World” by Beyoncé and “34+35” by Ariana Grande.
We lost our fear of heights and said “yes” to Slide
Rock in Rio wouldn’t be Rock in Rio if we didn’t fly over the enclosure at Slide, which this year is longer, with about 180 meters long and 14 meters high. While we waited, we drank a 7UP Free cocktail, to gain the courage to jump off the platform that this year is sponsored by the beverage brand.
After climbing a few flights of stairs, we put on a hair cap, helmet, and harness. They tied us to the slide and off we went. We passed right in front of the Mundo Stage and walked around the venue from one end to the other. The adrenaline was real and the panic only came when we were about to come to an end, with great momentum. There are rubber pads for braking, close to the platform, and the impact is not smooth at all. Still, we went back.
We got our hands on the famous red sofas
Okay, this was it. We launched into the air and our prayers were answered. After years of being present at Rock in Rio Lisboa, we managed to get our hands on one of the famous red sofas.
After a thorough analysis of the queue, which, depending on the time of day, can even go from end to end, side by side with the Slide, off we went. We saw him going down a slide and we still have it engraved in our minds, as if it happened just a few moments ago, the moment we grabbed him.
Alert, spoiler: it’s not as comfortable as it looks, but it’s the perfect ally to relax to the sound of the names on the poster. Let’s be honest: after touring Parque da Bela Vista, all seats are welcome. The queue increases every hour, so the sooner you go to the Vodafone band, next to the lawn in front of the Mundo Stage, the better.
We got a tattoo (permanent and free)
Behold, the suspense comes to an end: it happened. We lost the virginity of tattoos in the middle of Parque da Bela Vista and it was the fault of the MultiOpticas bank.
And, no, we don’t tattoo lenses or eyeglass frames. At this stand, with Hugo Martins (better known as Makarov) with a needle in his hand, he can choose any image. And, boom, it will be yours in a few minutes, as long as it is approved by the tattoo artist — known not only for his excellent portfolio, but for having designed Popota and being the author of tattoos by chef Ljubomir Stanisic.
The tattoos start at 3 pm, at the MultiOpticas stand, on Rock Your Street. However, the queue starts to form hours earlier. Useful tip: the ideal, according to the organization, would be to guarantee your place in the queue from 1 pm. Places are limited and demand is high.
We gave it all on the Tampax Dancing Stage
Festival-goers, festival-goers take their feet off the ground — and the Tampax stand gives a push in that direction.
In a reference to the high school dates of any cliché North American movie, in Bela Vista, you’ll be able to challenge your other half (or even friends or strangers) to dance on the Dancing Stage EuroMix 2, a machine in which each accurate step is counted. . The dancer with the best classification will be elected the big winner — but, between us, in our case, it was very close.
You can move your body, practice dance steps and, with luck, you still walk away from this Tampax stall on Rock Your Street with a face full of diamonds and free tampons in hand.
We became rock stars at Ibis
We know that the name immediately reminds us of fluffy hotel beds and restful days, but at the bank of the ibis hotel chain, on Rock Your Street, we let rock invade our body.
This stand invites all festival-goers to unleash the rock star within them — and, for that, they provide a mini stage with a revolving camera, which instantly produces a 360º video of the moment, which is immediately sent to the festival-goers’ cell phone.
There are feathers, microphones and even guitars to make the whole scene even more real. Use as many props as you like, and as the camera zooms in, take on the artist in you. We loved the experience and realized that we missed a long and promising career in the music world. But forward.
We discovered the solution to rock the hairstyle
Stop and stop the dance. Put the brush down and forget about the oil for the ends. This year, you won’t even have to worry about your hair to parade on the last day of the festival (and rock it to the sound of Anitta or Jason Derulo).
Do as we do: head over to the L’Oréal Paris SteamPod stand and leave this task to those who really understand the subject. There are several professionals ready to make your dream hairstyle. Just describe what you have in mind and, in a few minutes, it will become reality (totally free).