Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you’ve probably heard that Game of Thrones is coming to an end this Sunday. Heck, we actually wrote about it a few days ago. So it’s no surprise that everybody is hopping on the bandwagon. Earlier this year it was Oreo and more recently it was… Well, us again.
The point is this thing is everywhere and just yesterday came news that the GOT bug seems to have bitten one of the most unlikely of victims. La Mona Jiménez, the cuarteto superstar from the province of Córdoba released a completely bonkers parody video with a clear underlying message: winter is coming, but La Mona Jiménez is here to keep you warm with his music… And some Fernet. Roll the tape please:
To his credit, La Mona really did go all out with this one, renting an exclusive castle inspired hotel in Villa Hermosa, Córdoba, and doing his best attempt at dressing up like a real character from Westeros, fur coat and all (although a note in the credits states that the furs are synthetic, because maybe he thought somebody would be offended by that detail amidst the insane three-minute clip). Besides wardrobe and set design being as on point as you could expect from La Mona, there’s the music, a cuarteto version of the original Game of Thrones song (that surprises absolutely nobody).
The dialogues though are were the real magic happens. At first it’s a lot of Invernalia and winter is coming chit chat. But at one point they make the grand reveal and it all kicks into second gear: to get away from the cold, La Mona will be playing at Sargento Cabral on Friday and Sociedad Belgrano on Saturday. “And we can welcome people with Fernet and Coca Cola,” he adds with a smile before launching into a full-on, sword-swiping, dance-off with his sidekick in the courtyard of the castle, to the tune of one of his songs. It truly is quite epic and exactly what you would expect from the most surprising act ever in Lollapalooza’s history. You are a national treasure, Mona Jiménez. Never change.