|Shakira, Mohegan Sun Arena, September 17th, 2010
||[Sep. 18th, 2010|10:02 pm]
less invasions, more equations!
Feel free to envy as we've caught the official (tour preview show at Montreal's Bell Centre doesn't count) kick-off of Shakira’s The Sun Comes Out (Sale El Sol) World Tour at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut yesterday.
I must admit my expectations for this show were significantly lowered by the weak She Wolf record and, man, was I put to shame! The only thing I didn’t love about the show were the hideous, hideous pants Shakira was wearing. “Hideous, hideous” because there were two different pairs of them. Equally hideous. That being said, everything else was pretty damn amazing. You didn’t like She Wolf as well? No problem, there were only two songs from it last night with the rest of the show rocking hard: two songs from the Love in the Time of Cholera OST and a mix of selected oldies but goldies and songs from the upcoming Sale el Sol record to be released on October 19th. That last one deserves a special mention. I think there is a really good chance it is going to be great. Simple as that. Why do I think so? Surprisingly, not because of already popular Waka Waka or Loca. There were three other songs from Sale el Sol performed yesterday that I really liked:
1. Sale el Sol - dedicated to Gustavo Cerati, frontman of an awesome, awesome Soda Stereo, who had a stroke earlier this year and currently remains in coma. Fuerza Maestro Cerati!!
2. Gordita - weird kinda hip-hop.
3. Antes de las Seis - last, but not the least. Sorry about the quality, but I couldn't find anything better plus this one was actually filmed at Mohegan Sun Arena yesterday so it has certain sentimental value.
In conclusion, try to catch a show near you and join us in waiting for the new record, it may very well turn out to be worth it.