**PART 2** FIRST TIME ON INSTA
The first day of my scenes shoot, the New York City metro system was on strike. The entire city was crippled with no public transportation. I was staying at my parents house on 178 street in the Bronx. No one from the Bronx could enter Manhattan with a vehicle. My scene was being shot around 16th street inside a club (Don't remember the name of it). The closest I can get to Manhattan on a vehicle was 125th street. My dad said he would take me. We reached 125th st and was told by police we can't go any further. Dad turns to me and says, "Mijo maybe next time. Let's go home". I looked at my dad and said, "Papi, their won't be a next time. I've worked so hard for this moment. I'm walking". I take my instruments (Bongo and Bongo stand), said a prayer and walked through a snow storm over 100 blocks. As I'm getting closer to our shooting location. A van pulls up besides me and a man yells, "Hey, are you with the film El Cantante"? I'm so frozen and could barely move. I nod..... yes. A crew of people come out to bring me inside the van. First thing I did was put my hands on the vans passenger side heater, closed my eyes and just tried to heat up as quickly as I could. Van pulls up to location. Guess who's their to welcome me at entrance? @jlo
preps me and the rest is history 🙏🏼 Never give up.
No matter the obstacles.
How you approach an obstacle determines the outcome of your future.
Forever your -Cheetah Solo Dancer aka Roberto Roena, -Edwin Rivera
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