August 1, 2021

The story behind the “Michael Jackson” from San Juan: the miner who threw a few steps in Lama

This Wednesday, a video of a worker from Lama, the mining project located in Iglesia, came to light. He was dancing in the footsteps of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. His companions, as faithful devotees, raised their cell phones to film the artist as Billie Jean danced on the snow, thousands of meters above sea level. The images went through social networks. They surprised old acquaintances of Francisco Aguilar, a figure of the local Pedestrian.

Aguilar’s story is that of a fan of the American. From the age of 15 he imitates him wherever he goes: Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza or Neuquén. He arrived in the province in 2014 as a Techint worker in the Veladero project. In San Juan he found love and settled in Chimbas. He has two young children. He went through different jobs, but his passion never changed. He is a great acquaintance in the Peatonal, he is a friend of Grillo Malbrán and other local characters. He misses stepping on the center of San Juan to spread his art.