Wango Tango is a day-long concert that features prominent and up-and-coming artists to thousands of eager fans, but behind the gleaming enthusiasm and ear-shattering volumes of music lies a hard work ethic that often goes unnoticed. “Humans of Wango Tango,” a mini-series influenced by Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York,” intends to emphasize all the people who work behind the scenes to make Wango Tango the giant spectacle that it is. Below, discover a few of the many individuals who have helped make the event happen.
“My new career has been scary and different, but it’s been a great experience. It’s been a good ride. I’m welcoming anything that comes my way, right now.”
“My family, who came from Mexico, sacrificed so much and I want to do their sacrifices justice. That’s why I’m out here, pursuing a career in law enforcement. The policemen I’ve worked with before used to ask, ‘How can we serve the people when they can’t trust us?’ That’s definitely a reason why I want to help create change within my community.”
“It’s easier to work with teenagers because they tend to listen more often. As adults, we get caught up in the idea that we can get away with life-threatening experiences. It’s human nature to think nothing will happen to us, until the moment you realize that you almost died.”
“I’ve always been pretty social. I can tell when someone wants to take a picture with me or have fun, but is too shy to do anything about it. So, I enjoy bringing the energy to people by helping them break out of their comfort zone!”
“I used to be involved with theater and dancing – actually, I’m still taking dance classes – so I’ve always been outgoing. I love seeing people so happy, too. Wango Tango is the perfect event for that!”
“It’s hilarious to see all these kids running around, the vibe here is incredible. For me, I love working here because I love talking to people and I love music. But, I also understand what it’s like to be introverted, at the same time. Sometimes, I’d rather just hang out with my friends instead of socializing with everybody.”
“I’ve always been in tune with pop culture, so I knew that my beat was with entertainment, especially with music. When I graduated high school, I knew I wanted to be a journalist. I had a tough time convincing my parents at first because they wanted me to be a doctor, but I eventually convinced them.”