dad yankee said goodbye to the city of New York this Tuesday with alatin party all over: A two-hour concert that compressed the history of reggaeton, from the classic “Gasolina” to songs from the latest album “Legendaddy”.
“King of reggaeton” tturned Madison Square Garden into a vibrant nightclub with a super low resolution mega screen, flares, lasers and a troupe of tireless dancers who ‘twerked’ non-stop moving around the two-story stage.
We celebrate in a room with space for 20,000 people and all tickets sold, the Yankee made a grand entrance pretending to step out of a plane, decked out in a gold blazer and sunglasses and debuting with his retirement sign, “Champion.”
For the Puerto Rican singer, who described himself as “a man of few words and much action”, this stop on his “La Última Vuelta” tour had a special meaning, as he closed the first US leg with his return to the key city for the city type.
“When this movement was activated, it was an immediate response in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, and the first city we had a quick impact since the 1990s started was here in New York,” he said, admitting to feeling “shocked.” of feelings.”
Yankee gifted his legion of educated fans catchy, sexual and funny lyrics those songs that have played on summer nights for the last two decades, such as ‘Rompe’, ‘Lo que pasa’ and ‘Ella me levanto’, and other more recent ones, including ‘Despacito’.
With typical reggaeton bravado, he announced that he was going to sing the “song of the decade” and confessed that he was proud to have fulfilled one of his “little boy” wishes: “If we can sing great songs in other languages, why can’t we sing them in Spanish?”
After the first guitar chords, the singer Luis Fonsiwhich follows him in a song that marked a fore and aft in the reception of Latin music in the United States, practically appears on the screenjoining a group of stars he has worked with.
Thus the “big boss” shared prominence with other pioneers of the genre who were shown performing songs such as ‘Mami don’t leave me alone’, with Wisin and Yandel; ‘Your Prince’, featuring Zion and Lennox; ‘Dance Dance Dance’ featuring Ozuna; ‘La santa’ with Bad Bunny or ‘Agua’ with Rauw Alejandro.
In a very physical showas required by reggaeton and its lyrical content, Yankee used the pauses so that the dancers showed “twerking” movements with short costumes, while the dancers, wearing covered clothes, were disguised with huge heads.
The big heads hovered near the giant an inflatable doll made in the image of the singer who stood on stage during the last few songs, adding gorgeous visuals that at times dazzled the audience more about the recordings on their cell phones than dancing.
But as expected, the veteran artist, after 34 years of experience, knew what the final fireworks of his shows would be: “The song that changed music forever, that went viral without social networks, the song that created reggaeton around the world”progress.
If there were any doubts, he added: “it’s expensive!” before the lows of the “gasoline” will revolutionize the arena and incendiary stagingwith cylinders of fire and gas, would awaken a loyal public who let their voices beg for more, as the refrain from the 2004 hit suggests.
Yankee left in the middle of a shower of glitter and thanked his “support from day one” Latinos, who flocked to say goodbye with travel t-shirts and national flags, and whooped every time their idol mentioned their countries that night.
One of them was Jóhanna, a New York fan of Puerto Rican origin who was encouraged to go alone after buying a ticket at the last minute and sang all the songs: “It was the last chance”added the woman, expressing the general feeling of the event.