Reggaeton Invasion in L.A.
Reggaeton Invasion Part I, Saturday April 30, was the first major Reggaeton concert in Los Angeles . Every Reggaeton fan in Los Angeles had been waiting for a concert like this. The two separate concerts that were offered to the public sold out fast. The first to perform was Magnate y Valentino . The concert continued with Glory , Don Omar , The Mas Flow Family , Hector El Bambino , DJ Nelson , Ivy Queen and ending with Daddy Yankee . Everyone is thinking, what an incredible line up, but honestly, this concert was a major disappointment.
Magnate y Valentino and Glory did an excellent job; they really got the crowd going. The quality and momentum of the concert began to diminish with Don Omar's performance. He started his set with Dale Don Dale , Dile , and Pobre Diabla , and then continued with two more songs. After those two songs he astonished the crowd by singing Dile again. People in the crowd could be heard saying, Again ? and, Didn't he sing that song already ? With that song he said good night to the crowd, leaving everyone disappointed. His performance lasted about thirty minutes, maybe less, which was quite shocking because he was one of the featured performers. After his performance, the faint sound of the crowd booing could be heard in the distance.
La Diva , Ivy Queen , surprised the crowd with an incredible breath taking performance. The red headed diva came out on stage and everyone in the crowd began cheering and singing every word of each of her songs as she performed them. She did what every other performer neglected to do, acknowledge Los Angeles and its great history and love for music. She paid tribute to the late Mexican singer Selena by singing her song Como Una Flor . She said good night to a loud and appreciative crowd full of fans that now had developed a new appreciation for her and her music. Every performer after that was given a warm welcome to Los Angeles but it was becoming obvious whom every one in the crowd came to see.
Now totally hyped over Ivy Queens's great performance, the crowd went wild because they knew what was next to come. You could tell who everyone in the crowd had come to see DA-DDY YANKEEEE ! He entered the stage singing King Daddy , with the crowd cheering and screaming louder than they had for any other performer that night. He continued with Dale Caliente , Lo Que Paso, Paso , his verse from Oye Mi Canto and What You Gon' Do . Then he stopped his performance to speak to the crowd. At this time, everyone in the audience assumed that he was going to begin performing a few of his old songs. To everyone's surprise he said he was closing with his break through hit Gasolina . He started performing but instead of listen, you could hear the muffled sounds of conversations. Dazed and confused, people in the audience began asking each another if this was going to be the last song of the night. Was the concert really going to end like this? Then Daddy Yankee finished his last song and bid audience farewell as he exited the stage. As with any other concert, with a great performer like Daddy Yankee, the crowd began to chant, Otra Otra, begging for Daddy to return to the stage and entertain them with more of his great hits. Yankee returned to the stage and performed one last song, Tu Principe , before exiting the stage for the last time that evening. Fans cheered and yelled for more, but this time he did not return.
Although the fans enjoyed experiencing their favorite reggaeton artist live, some for the first time, they could not help leave the concert with an empty feeling. Most complained that the concert was way to short. The felt Daddy Yankee's performance time should have been extended since he was the last performer and the person who most came to see. The concert started at 8:15, the artists performed for about 30 minutes each, and by 5 minutes till midnight, it was all over. This was the first major Reggaeton concert in Los Angeles and it seemed that the City of Angels was disappointment.