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Review: I went to the ‘Trilogy Tour,’ and Pitbull did not disappoint

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On Tuesday Jan. 30, I attended the “Trilogy Tour” featuring artists Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin at the Save Mart Center.

Before last August, I had never been to a concert. Five months later, I can say I have been to five. Big Time Rush in August, Romeo Santos in October, Pierce the Veil in November and this year Pitbull, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias.

All three artists brought major attention to Fresno because of their stardom, specifically in the Latinx community. The concert was almost sold out, with just a few open seats scattered throughout the arena.

Pitbull was the most anticipated, from what I can assume and this was his fifth time performing in Fresno.

All the concerts I’ve gone to, aside from Pierce the Veil, I have attended for free. Following each performance, I reflect on the show and whether I would have paid for it.

While the “Trilogy Tour” was a good show, I don’t think I would have paid more than the minimum to go, with the lowest tickets having been sold for $50.

Each artist performed individually, which wasn’t bad, but I was hoping we’d get at least one song with all three artists, even if the song wasn’t theirs. Unfortunately, we did not get that, and while all three artists do not have a song together, I think it was a missed opportunity for them to perform “Move to Miami” by Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull.

Overall, Pitbull’s performance was my favorite, Ricky Martin’s performance was surprising and I hate to say it, but Enrique Iglesias’ performance was a bit disappointing.

Enrique Iglesias

I have always been a fan of Iglesias’ work. He has amazing songs with beautiful lyrics, like “Cuando me enamoro,” “Escapar” and “Heroe” that I can listen to no matter what mood I’m in.

Amongst the three, I was most excited about his songs because I knew I would be able to sing my heart out.

His songs did not disappoint, but unfortunately, his performance did.

I had seen TikTok videos before, claiming that his concerts were bad because all he did was lip-sync and walk around instead of dancing.

I ignored the videos and went in with a fresh mindset, but the rumors were right. His performance was dull and lacked energy.

He didn’t really dance and he lip-synced the entire time. He didn’t even try to hide it either; he would walk around the stage at times, holding the mic at his side and not moving his mouth at all.

He also danced with a female during “Loco,” and at one point they shared a very intimate moment on stage where they kissed.

I didn’t like this at all because, one, he is married and she isn’t his wife, and two, I was there to watch him sing and perform, not makeout with some girl on stage.

While it was nice to see him in person, if I had wanted to watch him lip sync, I would have watched him on YouTube.

Ricky Martin

I don’t know a lot about Ricky Martin. I’d consider myself a fan, but I don’t know too many of his songs.

However, after his performance at the Save Mart Center, I can say I like him more now. His performance was full of energy and he pulled off some nice dance routines.

Not only did he put on a good show, but he also had a good dance crew of men and women.

He also has this amazing smile that he would flash constantly and it made everything ten times better.

On the screen behind him, there were constant videos playing of him, and they were like thirst traps, but with hype music playing.

All of his songs were upbeat and made me want to get up and dance. His music made the atmosphere come to life and I could tell everyone around me was enjoying the show as well.

He performed three of his most popular songs, ‘La Mordidita,’ ‘Adrenalina,’ and ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca.’ These songs definitely lived up to their popularity, giving me rushes of adrenaline and making me feel like I was living an exciting, crazy life.

Pitbull

Pitbull was amazing. He did not disappoint at all. He had me singing and dancing until my feet hurt and my voice was gone.

He played all his classic hits and what was unique about his performance was that he also spoke about his work outside of music.

He told us about his background, how he is a first-generation Cuban-American and that one of his core values is education being a key to success.

Pitbull showed us the school he built in Miami, and he explained how he is very community-oriented, which is where he gets one of his nicknames, “Mr. 305.”

In between each song; he would talk a little bit, and then he would tie whatever he was talking about into his next song.

An example of this was when he spoke about how life is a gift and that we should enjoy every moment no matter how hard it gets or what we go through. This tied into his song with Ne-Yo, ‘Time of Our Lives.’

He did this for almost every song, he spoke about his life philosophies while tying it into his exotic music. It was like he was giving us life lessons while we were at the club and it was so much fun.

The concert as a whole

Overall, the “Trilogy Tour” was not what I was expecting. I was hoping for a mixed performance with all three artists and I didn’t get it.

I would not pay to see either of these three artists again; the only exception would be if Pitbull performed at a club. I think that would be really fun.

I’m not saying that I didn’t have fun, because I did, but it did not live up to the hype.

I had a pretty good experience and I heard a lot of my favorite songs live, but I stand by my opinion that concerts are not really worth it.

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    MARIA ARMENTAFeb 11, 2024 at 12:42 pm

    I totally agreed- Love Enrique Iglesias and his songs; however his performance was a bit disappointed 😞 he looked really tired and lack if energy. I wished he did better since he is my favorite artist of the three. Pitbull was the best and won everyone’s heart, Ricky also never stop smiling which makes him a more attractive performer…Overall I hope these reviews, get some attention from the artists performance so they can improve ❤️

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