I am not sure why, but it is very clear that Uruguay (at least Montevideo) is in love with music of from the eighties. I don't mean only Spanish music either. Groups like Blondie, Queen, Climie Fisher (who?), Marillion (again, who?), etc. These past few days I spent time in a small, very small, beach town in the county of Rocha.
There was only one little restuarant to spend time in (well, that was on the main road), and above was the view from my little table while I listened to some great, horrible, and unknown 80s tunes. My Uruguayan friend was singing almost all of the words to songs I have never even heard before (and thankfully, because their sounds were painful for me).
It was really a bit surreal hearing some of the songs here (including Stone Temple Pilots...something I haven't heard forever but hold very dearly to my high school years in California).
Again, not kidding about their love for the 80s. On August 24th, each year, young, old and all people from Montevideo come out to celebrate the music of the 80s. Fascinating.