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A band rises through ‘force of will,’ makes the big time

Thousands of bands all over the world spend years perfecting their craft and never get the chance to walk out on a prestigious stage in front of a large audience.

It took The Big Boys six years of struggle, intense work and belief.  

Last weekend, the Guadalajara band rocked the Teatro Diana to a series of covers by the likes of The Beatles, Doors, Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Radiohead, Police and others.  

But this was no ordinary concert.

The six members have one thing in common, apart from a burning desire to go as far as they can in the cut-throat world of entertainment.

All suffer from varying varieties of muscular dystrophy.  

“I’m nervous. I guess we all will be. This is big,” drummer Oscar Ramirez said after the band’s final rehearsal two days before the show.  

The biggest audience the band had played to previously was a few hundred at a local school.  

Their manager, Miguel Sevilla, said the chance to perform at the Diana was “testament to the faith they had to follow their dream … There were many obstacles and many reasons why they could have given up.  Their force of will shows these things can be achieved.”

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