Welcome to a brand new feature that will be published every other week. I go to a lot of gigs and there are always little stories that come out of them that I always want to tell someone so what better place to do it!
Todays Gig: Enrique Iglesias
I have been to many gigs in America and they never seem to surprise me with what the artists have in store for the audience, they really go above and beyond. In Tampa 2013, we went to a concert that was hosted by iheartradio and there was a lot of huge named acts that were part of the line up including Miley Cyrus, Flo Rida and Ariana Grande. There is so much to talk about with this gig so I am going to talk about different acts separately over the up and coming months.
It was Christmas and there was this show in the stadium right next to the hotel where lots of musicians were to appear to celebrate the festive time of the year and we decided to book tickets. One of the acts that was performing at the event was Enrique Igleasis which was really exciting – he is one of those artists I enjoy his music but wouldn’t go out of my way to see live, that seems really bad but usually when acts like that come to the UK their tickets are really expensive and you don’t get a show like the US. Also since we tend to go to America more near Christmas time we don’t get a chance to see acts like this very often so it was all very exciting getting a chance to.
Every musician had a set that was about 10-15 minutes long, I have already told you about Flo Rida’s set about him running around the audience, well Enrique took it one step further. His set was really good fun, high powered music, lots of energy and all the hits, just what you expect from a pop star like him. What we were not expecting was him coming right into the crowd, right next to us! It was amazing how close we got and it was so surreal.
This is what I love about shows in America the bands and musicians really want to be part of the crowd and get involved and the thing I love is that they don’t just focus on the front of the stage they make the effort to try and make others feel inclusive. We were at the sides of the stage not even at the front so to have something like that happen was insane and also surreal.