Review by DELGADO, with photos by Ryan Javier
In an effort to bring you diverse perspectives, IR Mag has created a pilot program within our concert review section, where we enlist actual working musicians as guest contributors.
As part of our Guest Review series, IR Mag’s honorary correspondent this time around is DELGADO, guitarist for 5 Billion and Counting. We sent Delgado to American Airlines Center in Dallas for the June 16th concert featuring Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull.
Here’s what Delgado had to say:
“So I have never been to The American Airlines Center before so it was my first time experiencing the place. I have also been a fan of Enrique Iglesias. Growing up my mom use to listen to his Father Julio Iglesias so naturally I started listening to him at an early age and when his son Enrique Iglesias was introduced my mom listened to him more and of course I was introduced to his music.
So when first arriving to the American Airline Center I was not able to find any parking close so I had to walk but luckily there was a Bicycle Taxi that charged me $5 for a ride to the AAC.
Once I arrived I had to pick up my ticket at will call. Once inside I knew right away I was at a Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull concert. So many beautiful women and mainly Latinas. I went ahead and gave myself a tour of the place before finally purchasing a draft beer which was $10.50, kind of expensive but I expected that from a place like this. Bottled beer was $9.50 which I purchased one of them as well.
When I arrived Enrique Iglesias was already performing so I rushed in to my seat to watch the show.
Great lights and great performance. I was definitely entertained. I was not able to get to my seat because of people, it was crowded. I decided to stay on the rail facing the stage and enjoy the rest of the show from there instead of my seat. Next up was the Headliner which was Latin hip-hop sensation, PITBULL.
While just standing there I started to notice more women were starting to stand next to me and dance to the music that was being played. I felt some hands on me like some of them trying to get my attention, lol. I was minding my own business though all while enjoying the show.
These types of concerts would be ideal if you are a single man trying to get lucky because most of them girls dancing were pretty buzzed maybe even drunk or maybe even acting like it to have a good time.
Definitely made some friends and got a few numbers. All in all it was a great experience although a tad bit expensive on the drinks but other than that very fun and great experience. Definitely would do it again.” — Delgado.