THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik I used to be such a fan of the Tejano band Grupo Vida – mostly because of Art Tigerina’s amazing vocals,his love for family and the values he always talks about. Over the last year that has ALL changed. A little over a year ago he started seeing Christina Brito from Lubbock, TX- while he was married. 6 months into their relationship, his wife finds out and kicks him out. He is still not officially divorced but has been living with Christina for almost a year. The main issue, besides the fact that she was seeing him while he was married, but she has changed him completely, as a person and as a performer. When she goes to his shows, which is often, she sits in a chair and watches him .. and monitors any fan interaction he has- I’m sure it’s because she was once a “fan” that stole him from his wife – Insecure???. As a performer … that’s his JOB. He performs, gets off stage and goes straight to her. Like a coward. If he does talk to a fan she just glares, and I’m sure he hears it when they get me. Little does she know, Im friends with some of the other band members and their families … none of them like her, their relationship or the image she is bringing to the band. Since he moved to Austin, Art doesn’t show up to practice before shows as he’s working as a mechanic on the side so he can pay child support and still have money to give her and her 4 kids. The band has mentioned the issues and loss of fans to Art before but they feel like he is an important part of the group so they aren’t really saying much anymore. Too bad they’ll end up breaking up I’m sure, like most bands, over some dumb groupie girl.
Dream killers get their title for a reason.- nik