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Twitter Thread Perfectly Recounts the Antics of Foreign Celebs in Argentina

From Julian Casablancas eating Mantecol to Slash with a SUBE card.

By | [email protected] | July 16, 2019 1:42pm

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Oh, Twitter threads. What did our lives look like without you? It seems every week there’s a new one popping up just full of delicious tidbits and treats for us to nibble on. Whether they compare icons to local foods or encourage users to upload their most embarrassing quinceañera pics, the thread is turning into the defining cultural barometer of 2019.

Twitter user @gustygodoy decided to join in on all the fun with a simple idea which I’ll let him explain: “I’m gonna do a thread with celeb pics that have broken the criollo matrix. Feel free to chime in.” He got the ball rolling with the following iconic snap of John Travolta buying some medialunas back in 2016.

From then on, things got pretty insane. Julian Casablancas, Ringo Starr, Willem Dafoe, Robert DeNiro… It’s a who’s who of showbiz stars that have hit the streets of Buenos Aires and indulged in several of its pleasures. Most of us surely recall several of these moments happening at the time, but it’s pretty jaw-dropping to see them all lined up one by one like some family photo album.

I mean, look at Harry Styles just posing with a security guard at Recoleta Cemetery. When the hell did that happen? Besides celebs that visited our country, it also has some really cool photos of famous people just trying out Argentine culture in general, like that time Mark Zuckerberg was pictured taking a nap with Racing shorts or John Cusack drinking mate with Lucila Polak, Al Pacino’s Argentine ex. It’s a pretty cool thread, so we’ve decided to highlight some of our favorites below. Enjoy!

Brandon Flowers (The Killers) digs into a Costanera choripán


Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) snaps a photo of the singer from Auténticos Decadentes and eats Mantecol

Katy Perry makes empanadas

Tom Hardy with a random lady at a bar in San Telmo

Willem Dafoe with a random lady at a chino in Palermo

Muhammad Ali eats asado in a factory

Ashton Kutcher goes for a run through Palermo like everyone else

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) at La Bombonera. Also, The Edge and Adam Clayton (U2) with a Boca Juniors Shirt. No River Plate celebs for some reason.

Slash (Guns n’ Roses) with a freaking SUBE card

Freddy Mercury just hanging with some policemen outside of Vélez stadium

Michael Jackson goofing around with a granadero and then buying some stuff at Patio Bullrich (maybe Capitán del Espacio alfajores, still unconfirmed)

Linda Hamilton (AKA Sarah Connor) posing confused in front of a poster for an Argentine parody “Extermineitors 3” starring Guillermo Francella

Thom Yorke (Radiohead) just chilling at Plaza Francia, probably thinking of lyrics to some depressing song

Tony Hawk skateboarding in Villa 31

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction) upset that the 9 bondi didn’t stop to pick him up