Romeo, Romeo Where Art Thy Romeo Santos…..Well he was in Madison Square Garden this past Friday night for his first concert kicking off his Formula Vol.1 US Tour. The energy in New York was insane, but this is nothing new to Romeo because New York is home to the bachatero.
The night started with New York’s own Alex Sensation from La Mega 97.9 which got the ladies ready to go for Romeo. The lighting was spectacular but the stage was truly fit for a king. It came complete with what seemed to be the worlds largest lit up crown above the stage and plenty of statues pero nada fue comparable a cuando Romeo came out como todo un rey.
Y así empezó la noche at the sold out Madison Square Garden. I was personally extremely happy to hear some of the Aventura classics and having Romeo stick to his roots. He sang everything from ‘El Perdedor’ to ‘Obsesión’ and mixed it in with all his hits from his recent album Formula Vol. 1.
Speaking of the king, Romeo got a little into his role as ‘King’ and pulled out a white sparkly glove while the lights went out and the spot came on along with Michael Jackson’s instrumental to ‘Billie Jean’ . The King of Bachata paid a little 30 second tribute to the King of Pop.
If you have ever gone to an Aventura concert you know the drill; the Romeo concert was no exception. Someone from the audience always sings alongside Romeo -typically this happens when he sings ‘Ella y Yo’ , his duet with Don Omar– but for his new show he did it with his smash hit ‘Debate de 4’ that features Raulin Rodriguez, Luis Vargas, y Anthony Santos.
He auditioned three gentlemen from the audience to play each part but they had to know the song and the catch was who ever did the best -which was audience’s choice- would win a thousand dollars.
For this concert he couldn’t help himself, calling his gordita to the stage, who gave a special lap dance and ‘Un Beso’ like always made a lot of flacas jealous.
He also got on his flying gear and flew above the audience so everyone could catch a glimpse of the king up close and personal.
Someone I don’t think anyone expected to see on stage was Prince Royce! He even did two songs ‘Stand by Me’ and ‘Corazón Sin Cara’ as Romeo went for a wardrobe change. It’s clear, there is no beef between these two bachateros. Then we had Tomatito for the song ‘Mi Santa’ , but the one that topped the cake was Usher who came out drove the crowd wild for ‘Promise’ to finish the show. Truly spectacular!
By J.Sand La Diiva