Concerts can be quite the experience, don't you agree? They can be crazy and wild and just ridiculous amounts of fun! However, depending on the situation and the artist, sometimes you may be a little let down after the show is over and that hole in your pocket from the pricey tickets may seem even larger than before. Well, that is 100% not the case if you happen to have seen/go to see Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias this summer! Co-headlining a tour together, it's basically two incredible aritsts for the price of one! And even if you're not their biggest fans, like my cousin who came along with my friends and I, you'll end up dancing all night long! Just like he did!
So here are three reasons as to why you should see them if they’re coming to a city near you, and if they're not, well, I’m just here to provide you all with a little teaser at what a great concert should be:
- Fan service. For the artists, I’ve been to some concerts where the artists perform their sets. Dance great, sing even better. All on a stage. And then leave. Who does that? We, the fans, paid, sometimes, an insane amount of money to see you, and you just leave? I understand that you’re a superstar, are probably exhausted from all that performing, and have stuff to do, places to go, but throw us a bone here! We’re tired too! Our voices are gone, feet on fire, and heads pounding from the ringing in our ears, so the least you can do is have a little fun with us. For instance, Enrique pulled two people on stage and repeatedly yelled out “Security! Stop! This is Jersey. Let them do whatever the heck they want!” Now, I censored that, but I really loved it when he said that. Means a lot coming from a big shot like him, that he allowed fans to rush down and crowd a mini-stage he so sneakily rose onto in the back of the arena for fans, like myself, who didn’t pay $150-someodd dollars for a front row ticket. Then, he even pulled a girl on stage and serenaded her, with “Hero” no less. I nearly fainted.
- Don’t take an hour to get ready. This is to you again, artists. Please don’t. We’ve sat through the opening acts and stood on our feet for hours. We’ve paid for the overpriced tickets and are now eagerly awaiting your arrival. Not your dramatic, fashionably-late entrance. The faster you appear, the happier we are. You hear all those fans chanting, “We want (fill in artist’s name here)”? Yeah, that’s our way of saying, “Get on stage now, please!” Clearly, some time has to be allotted for you to warm up and the crew to set up your on-stage equipment, but it shouldn’t take too long. During the LMFAO concert I went to, it seemed like forever till the came, but for Enrique and JLo, each of them were pretty timely. And it made for an even better experience than it already was. Knowing that these guys really cared for us and were just as excited to get out and perform as we were to see them, it helped amp up the greatness.
- Last but not least, dance. This one is probably more specific to this concert, so I apologize for this, but it is very important! Dance! Both of the artists who shared the spotlight of their co-tour really knew how to hype up the crowd. With infectious beats and songs from way back, which we all long-standing fans really appreciate, in the day coupled with high-energy performing, it transforms a regular concert into a wild party you won’t soon forget! It’s this last bit that both Enrique and JLo seem to have perfectly mastered. Playing to the crowd with their well-known dance hits, intertwined with the perfect slow-jams to catch their breaths and allow us fans to illuminate the arena with cellular luminescence, is their specialty. And they picked the perfect songs to play. Thus making this concert one for the ages.
Now, go see them! You'd be surprised to hear what I paid for my seats, which were great by the way, so I'll spare you the unbelievable prices. Just know they're quite reasonable if you buy them at the right time! But if you can't go for some reason or another, watch the videos on YouTube and anxiously await as another concert tour like this one, comes to a city near you.