MEXICO CITY - Millions of people have accepted a videotaped invitation to a girl’s coming of age party in rural northern Mexico after the invite went viral.
The Ibarra family’s invitation for their daughter’s down-home 15th birthday party complete with horse races and local music groups was posted to a local web site.
Evidently the family’s simple, sincere demeanor caused the invitation to go viral, even though the township of 10,000 where the family lives couldn’t hold a tenth of the millions who watched, “liked” or otherwise responded.
Authorities in the northern state of San Luis Potosi said they were adding extra security measures for Rubi Ibarra’s “Sweet 15’ party on Dec. 26 in the small town of La Joya.
State congressman Roberto Segovia has said he wants Red Cross and state civil defense personnel be posted in the area.
The party invitation has turned into an internet meme, with many jokingly comparing it to an epic music festival. Even some companies in Mexico have sought to cash in on the party’s popularity.