As Guadalajara weathered torrential rains and hail on Saturday that left fallen trees, roads under water and even a shopping mall flooded in its wake, a group of local musicians took it upon themselves to lighten the mood.
A video that later went viral on social media captured the surreal moment as water cascaded through the roof into a rapidly-expanding pool on the floor of the Plaza Patria mall in Zapopan, Jalisco.
Finding watery inspiration in the hit movie Titanic, musicians that had been hired to play at the mall struck up the 1997 film’s theme song, My Heart Will Go On, to the amusement and delight of assembled shoppers.
Se está inundando Plaza Patria en Guadalajara y los músicos empezaron a tocar la de Titanic JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA I’M SCREAMING pic.twitter.com/VPZ5kGbmQ5
— Cagua lulco (@EsauGv) June 9, 2019
It was not the first time Plaza Patria has been under water. The mall was overtaken by a torrential downpour at the beginning of the rainy season last year as well. At least 20 businesses were affected by storm damage.