This weekend, The Hot Zone was invited to Madison Square Garden to watch Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee.
As thousands filled their seats to watch the performance, men, women, and children were quick to snap the famous star as he approached the stage and performed classics such as ‘Rompe’, ‘Descontrol’, and of course, ‘Gasolina’.
The opening of the show started with fans going wild over 2005 classic ‘Rompe’, as seen below:
It seemed throughout most of the evening, Yankee did little or no dancing. This was often left to the impressive collection of backup dancers that accompanied him on either side. Even with an array of lights and fire beaming every few seconds, it was still easy to recognize the lack of motion on his part.
This may be due to an injury he sustained before his music career. Originally wanting to become a Baseball player, Yankee was hit with a stray bullet. It remains in his hip. He credits this incident to allow him to focus on his music career. Today, he has sold 18 million albums.
‘Where are all my Latin people at?’ He yelled, halfway through his performance. It was the first time he had spoken English the whole night. He then praised every single person from different regions of Latin America – making non-Spanish speakers feel a little like outsiders.
As songs slowly merged into each other, it was hard to tell when a song ended, and another one began.
Fans of Yankee seemed to enjoy it, as they stood standing and dancing for the duration of the concert: as the songs kept coming, they kept dancing.
As the night came to an end, he thanked his fans (both in Spanish and English) before leaving the stage. Fans were left satisfied as they walked out the arena.