El Negocio Live: Porque El Publico Lo Pidio
Witnessing J Balvin “El Negocio” at The Palace in Woodbridge, VA on Friday, January 10th was well worth the wait! The audience was properly entertained by the night’s master of ceremonies Mauricio Molina with contests resulting in ticket giveaways to upcoming shows. Opening act Jason Cerda, whose choreographed set featuring two female dancers was most appreciated by the ladies since he was no eyesore. During the introduction he was compared to R&B artist Usher and I could see why – the man could dance! His back-flips no doubt especially impressed the guys in the house. J Balvin’s first appearance in the area was highly anticipated and even “Pretty Boi Mo” commented that people had been inquiring when J Balvin would finally make his way to the DMV. It had also been on my mind for quite some time so I was overly anxious. J Balvin’s set consisted of extended live versions of “Yo Te Lo Dije,” “Tranquila,” ”Sin Compromiso,” “En Lo Oscuro,” “Sola,” “6 am,” and the Latin version of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”. This Colombian hitmaker, who learned English while living for a spell in New York, was accompanied by two male breakdancers introduced as “ABC” who gave concertgoers a good show by also incorporating flips. His fans from Colombia couldn’t contain their excitement and welcomed him by standing as close to the front as possible to wave their red, yellow and blue flags. J Balvin, who was dressed in black and sported a white shirt with a symbol of a Playboy bunny with the words “Player” written underneath, showed us his moves as he joined in with the choreography. I wonder if his sneaks with army fatigue were part of the shoe collection that bears his name. This high-energy crowd was able to take a pic with the reggaetón artist to be posted to his social media sites which excited me and many others who follow him on social media platforms. This show was refreshing – I hope he comes back soon!