Rock royalty Steven Morrissey played Rio as part of his Latin American tour. After explosive show in Porto Alegre, the man who created The Smiths will also play in São Paulo.
Meanwhile, another sort of UK royalty was partying it up in Brazil, supposedly launching a major drive to bring tourists to Britain. From the stage at Fundição Progresso, Morrissey yells to his legion of rabid Brazilian fans: "He came to ask you for money. Please don't give it to him."