Ricky Martin’s One World Tour to San Diego State University’s Viejas Arena Aztec Bowl had fans shaking their bon bon all night long on Sunday night September 20, 2015. The Puerto Rican icon is out touring in support of his recent album ‘A Quien Quiera Escuchar’ released earlier this year.
The near two hour Vegas style show offered the energized crowd more dance routines then seen on TV dance competitions, at least seven clothing changes, a classic Mustang, a boutique of flowers, and a crowd interaction segment that concluded the beautiful evening of music and dancing.
The house lights went down as the crowd roared anticipating the next couple hours. The huge overhead lighting/video system was lowered earlier shading the stage from all the activity behind the stage. As the overhead lighting rose up it flooded the screaming audience with flashes of lights. The dancers came pouring out from behind the stage . The over lighting now started to lower a small platform with Ricky Martin making his entrance singing “Mr. Put it Down”.
Martin touted early in the night he wanted the audience to “Have fun” and “be happy” Martin said to forget everything because tonight’s going to be about being happy. After 5 energetic songs Martin slowed it down to sing Tal Vez he went on to say that Tal Vez is one of his favorite songs. It seems Tal Vez is also a favorite of a front row fan. As the first few lyrics started a boutique of flowers were tossed up on stage toward Ricky. Martin’s quick reflexes grabbed the flowers in midair without missing a note. He graciously gave a huge smile in the direction of the flowers origin. See a quick clip of the catch here.
The slower tempo didn’t last very long as the beat quickly picked back up. Large visuals of a classic Mustang car grill on the big screen gave the audience a taste of what was next. As a classic mustang convertible lifted out of the floor and rolled out into the stage with Ricky Martin standing on its hood. We were “Livin la vida loca.” Having a little fun, little love and little dancing. As the song came to an end, Martin once again jumped on the hood of the car as it was lifted in the air. Martin jumped in the backseat for another quick clothing change, while the dancers and band to finish out the song.
After a few more clothing changes, a lot more dancing, and half dozen songs later. The tempo slowed down once again. This time the Ricky Martin Foundation video played on the big screen as he sang high above on one of the risers. The Ricky Martin Foundation advocates for the well-being of children, to end the exploitation of children. To find out more.
Never stopping, never missing a dance step, the night quickly started wrapping up. Martin requested the house lights to see the beautiful crowd. His fun and dance-able song “Por Arriba, Por Abajo” started to play, Martin did not have to wait for the audience to participate with the movements as hands were flaying in the air then down. The crowd was jumping, the crowd was smiling, being happy, this was the perfect get away from audience personal troubles at least for the few minutes the song continued on. Check out the crowd interaction segment here.
Ricky Martin’s 1998 chart topping hit Cup of Life finished off the night. As the song ended the dancers left the stage leaving Martin in the center as the video/lighting system lowered around him as he gave off a few last second smiles, goodbyes, good night, and thank you. The night ended as quickly as it began…
One World Tour Dates
Mr. Put it Down
Drop it on Me
Shake your Bon Bon
Livin La Vida Loca
Come with me
Por Arriba Por Abajo
Cup of Life