Band plays Titanic theme song while shopping mall floods - video

12 Iun 2019 | by Diana Kendall

A band in Mexico managed to keep shoppers at a flooding mall entertained - by hilariously busting out a rendition of the big song from James Cameron's 1997 epic disaster flick Titanic, Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On'.

  • Band plays Titanic theme song while shopping mall floods - video

According to Mexico News Daily, the scenes took place at Plaza Patria mall in Zapopan, Jalisco, at the weekend.

The Guadalajara area had been battered by 'torrential rains and hail' on Saturday, which had felled trees and flooded roads - and, it seems, invaded shopping centres.

The news site reports that the mall has been affected by torrential downpours in the past too, and that one storm at the beginning of last year's rainy season saw at least 20 businesses affected by damage.

When the rain water from the region's recent wet spell began to tumble down into the mall, the musicians managed to lighten the mood as amused shoppers watched on from the mezzanine level above, seemingly with little concern.

Of all the songs they could have chosen, they expertly went for 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion, which was featured in a film that's all about a famous sinking ship.

In one scene during the movie, the on-board orchestra decide to continue playing as the huge boat gradually sinks into the water, concluding their set with 'Nearer, My God, to Thee' as fellow passengers run around screaming around them.

As the waters begin to surge onto the boat in front of them, one musician says to his comrades: "Gentlemen, it has been a privilege playing with you tonight."

As you can imagine, the footage of the band in Mexico paying homage to the classic 90s film soon went viral (via Mexicans of Late Capitalism and Cagua Iulco), racking up more than 360,000 likes and nearly 140,000 retweets.

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