13 July 2019 – Jennifer Lopez : It’s My Party – Madison Square Garden, New York
After the heyday of Las Vegas, Jennifer Lopez is back on American roads on the occasion of its 50th anniversary ! Yes Yes, you read correctly : J-LO celebrates 50 🎂 years I have fond memories of his first tour 2012, and I am delighted to find it on stage, moreover at Madison Square Garden ! It was not easy to get tickets at a decent price, but perseverance, I finally got the Holy Grail. Ready to dance again? 💃
As you may know, the evening did not go as planned. Indeed, Saturday night, a power failure plunged New York in the dark ... The show had started from a good twenty minutes when everything stopped and that security asked us to evacuate the room. I was devastated 😭 I was dying to see the concert and the few minutes that I had attended m & rsquo; had delighted. Fortunately, JLO, Live Nation and Madison Square Garden have demonstrated exemplary reactivity. A few minutes after the incident : postponing the date was confirmed, and four hours later, the show was rescheduled to Monday evening. This was unexpected 🙏 She also posted a video backstage which traces the chaotic evening. I invite you to discover it before starting : « They Canceled Our Show | Nyc Blackout ».
Now that you have the context, it's time to start ! It's Monday and I'm back at Madison Square Garden. I do not spend merchandising, because I have already bought (disappointing) tourbook Saturday. I sit in the 1st row of the bleachers ! I am delighted : I never hoped to be as well placed. I was lucky to come across a coupon while it took on average in pay $ 275 to be in this area. My lucky stars that I wanted to be !
There are balloons everywhere 🎈 The ceiling and the stage are covered in. We already have a good overview of the decor : there is a giant screen, platforms for musicians and a short Advanced. This is classic, but I can tell you that I am not at my surprises. The first part is provided by a DJ. It is perched on a luminous structure proudly displaying the JLO letters and is accompanied by the candidates World Of Dance, issuing wherein Jennifer Lopez officiated as sworn. The first part ends at 20:45. We we balance an image editing backstage sponsored by Guess and the introductory video starts ...
It runs through the major stages of life JLO through archive footage, when suddenly, singer awakens in panic at the thought of having missed his birthday party. A curtain falls to mask the decor and dancers appearing everywhere in the room with balloons and giant bottles of champagne. So they join the stage to the music of « Medicine » remixed the band Sauce, JLO rises a few meters in height, suspended from a crystal chandelier ... Too much ? You do not see anything 😏
The result is a wonder for the eyes : It's everywhere ! The company recovers in coming to ground in an explosion of confetti and fireworks. She wears a lavender tulle coat which she quickly separates to reveal a set combination of diamonds. It is absolutely sublime ❤. After outlining a few steps with her dancers, she joined the males, bare and bulging muscles torsos, which bellowed blowing in false horns. delirium !
JLO moves on « Love Don’t Cost A Thing ». Hard to know if it is live or in playback : I'm not an expert ... but I want to give him the benefit of the doubt by saying that she certainly sings over the support band. Anyway, it does not stop for a second and her energy is impressive. At the end of the song, balloons that framed the scene were sent to the public and we JLO poses the fundamental question : « Should we do this one more time ? ». At almost exactly, it uses the same speech that Saturday. She asks us if we are ready to celebrate his birthday ; then explains the rules : sing, dance, to have a good time !
It retrieves a cane on the fly « Get Right » started. Backdrop in black and white, iconic choreography and fireworks : the show is in full swing and there is a great atmosphere 🔥 Admittedly, New York, this is his city ! Three pieces, I have seen more than what I & rsquo; hoping : tubes, charisma and staged bewildering. What more ? At the end of the song, the chandelier descends : JLO takes place in the diamond circle in which she arrived, and the lights go out.
The video interlude following this in the role of a mafia. She deal with his henchman for his party to be perfect – « I’m from the Bronx! » she says. The dancers come back and demonstrate on 2-3 current RnB songs (Ariana Grande, Cardi B., etc.). It is at this point that everything stopped on Saturday night : I was just filming - I invite you to see the video : Power failure at Madison Square Garden. Behind the dancers, screen projects the doors of a bank. They eventually opened revealing JLO perched on a safe, dollars swirling around her 💵.
In a steering atmosphere, JLO, wearing a black suit deconstructed, starts " Money ". Gold bullion sparkle on screen ! Cardi B. made a video appearance for his solo and our mafiosa took the opportunity to slip away through a hidden trapdoor on the stage. It reappeared seconds later in a glitter of rain, having swapped his black outfit against a white.
A small return to the past is necessary with « I’m Real », « Ain’t It Funny » and « Jenny From The Block ». The atmosphere is bling to perfection ! The titles are remixed, which makes them a little insipid. Too bad, car « Jenny From The Block » enjoys a nice staging. The safe s & rsquo; is transformed into train subway and proudly displays the number 6 (the line connecting the Bronx Manhattan). The video projections make us travel under the stars in New York. At the end of the song, the lights dim, and a light attached to the ceiling structure is gradually expanding to create a somewhat more relaxed.
This is the first time of the evening calm. She has not stopped one second since the beginning of the concert : she must be tired ! In any case, she does not show it, and exchange a few words with us after sending his cap Yankees in the audience. She explains that despite the fact that it is her birthday, she also likes making gifts, and it will offer one to a viewer whose c & rsquo; is also the anniversary. Everyone raises their hand obviously 😅 She finally choose a man, Javier, and leave it in the hands of two dancers dressed in leopard. They throw themselves on him to offer him a lapdance which he will long remember.
The finished interlude, JLO returns wearing a bodysuit leopard on which is formed a sort of stripped repeating the same wild patterns. Are not going to beat around the bush : this bitch is ❤. She takes over by performing a raunchy version « If You Had My Love » and that's when things go wrong ... She decides to show that she is the most bitch all, and will then offer us a number of erotic « Girls » I am not yet recovered 😄. See "Partition" Beyoncé ? It is "Martine is ballet" next. I am speechless.
She then disappears to put a decent outfit and let the dancers the task of introducing « Booty » I was looking forward. If the service was up to my expectations, I regret the fact that they interspersed the title with salsa tips. I invite you to see the results on video at the end of the article.
The interlude following shows weightless, twirling in a huge red dress. When she reappears on stage to perform « Gravity » Sara Bareilles, accompanied by one of the dancers World Of Dance, the issue of which I spoke to you from. She is wearing the same outfit in the video. It then takes a few minutes to discuss "Selena", drama in which she played in 1997. « Selena », it is a feature film that tells the story of Selena Quintanilla Mexican singer-Perez, murdered in the & rsquo; age 23 years.
The film seems to have been a success in the United States - personally, I had never heard of it. She takes one of the pieces of the girl : " Yes, once ", which warns the public joy. She followed with « Limitless », while being suspended in the air for much of the song. Once on the ground, she goes to a raised platform at the end of the advance, and interprets a short extract « Titanium », Title David Guetta and Sia. At the end of the song, she is joined by a choir led by his daughter Emme, with which it exchanges a few duet Notes. The gossips say without doubt that the girl sings better than the mother 😁.
Change of atmosphere. The dancers are back for an interlude in fashion Bruno Mars : some bling, some funk, and voila. JLO now wears a golden miniskirt – which gives it an air of gladiator. It heats the audience with his choristers taking itself for James Brown. It's a bit long ... She talks a lot and I'm glad she moves on to the next song : « Ain’t Your Mama ». If my memories are good, is his most recent success… The piece lasts 1min30. I tell myself " All that for this… » 😒. More, public reception was great, this is so stupid. The sequence ends with « All I Have » it proposes to take with her. The DJ takes the hand for a set mixing tracks tropical and Latin sounds.
The screen opens ... Jennifer Lopez appears blue bodysuit with fringes, and decked out with a pair of sunglasses. She then began a recovery "I Bote", piece Nio García, Darell and Casper Magico on which she posed in feat. just a few months and continues with "Whether you like it", obscure single from his discography. The dancers wear outfits in blue pattern and gold that are really beautiful ❤. " The ring " started. This is certainly one of the most beautiful paintings of the whole show ! The video projections are sending us in a gold-covered palace, JLO climbs a crystal piano and the stage begins to breathe fire : just that 🔥. The title ends in frenzied salsa, JLO during which connects the most impressive not stride : doors, pirouettes, etc. It's just amazing !
The DJ is back with a club atmosphere on a remix of "Goin 'In". The crowd unleashed ! The suspended structure flickers, lasers wander all over the room and neon cage appears. JLO is inside, decked out with a phosphorescent green body. Would she stolen Britney ? 😛 She then embarks on a remix « Waiting For Tonight » in a jungle atmosphere & neons. All dancers wear fluorescent outfits like hers. The picture is really successful 👍
She goes on « Dance Again » that receives a great welcome spectators. I did not think that the title was as popular ! People are standing and jump from the beginning to the end of the song. I tried to make you worthy of the name video, but I have not been able : it trembles from end to end. Smoke geysers appear all over the stage during the perf. This is one of the moments I preferred !
It is far from finished. A mirror ball descends, JLO and moves on intro « On The Floor » piano-voice fashion. obviously, she does it only to turn up the heat… The title starts and it is madness in the room. The troop left the stage and the DJ invites us to crier « Happy Birthday » typing rhythm in our hands ! The pace quickens and a huge birthday cake appears on the screen 🎂. We thought we had seen everything, but they had seen nothing yet ! The dancers are dressed in black and white and shaking huge fan feather. Jennifer Lopez springs from this voluptuous flood on « Let’s Get Loud » : is the total hysteria ! The scene spit fireworks, and the platform at the end of the advance unfolds to form a kind of cake colossal. As for the intro, we do not know to turn 🤩
She wears a black mini dress and white plaid, she abandoned in the middle of the song for a body with animal motifs (I would say… giraffe ?). Huge balloons drop us in the face and more confetti and fireworks, It's everywhere ! She climbs one last time on the platform "cake" after the advance before greeting us on the instrument of « Live It Up ». It was the perfect end 😍.
If you have read this report in full, you will have no surprises in this conclusion : I have to re-do ❤. This show is for me the epitome of pop music : fun, luminous, extravagant ... I took full eyes for 2:15. The setlist is heavily loaded with tubes JLO - "On The Floor", « Get Right », « Let’s Get Loud », etc. – but also his more recent titles like « Booty » or "El Anillo" that fit perfectly to all. There is something for every taste.
The staging is simply breathtaking : props, video projections, fireworks, lasers, pyrotechnics, Smoke geysers, balloons, confetti, acrobatics, it's simple : there is everything and there's always something ! Cynics will say it's history to fill his lack of charisma, but I advise those to go see, for if there has something she does not miss, that's it 👍.
It's a real hard worker. It leads the show with a master hand while showing off her gorgeous body in sexy outfits each other. Everything is him : body of the neon leopard combi – even the ugliest costumes are beautiful on it 😂. And, it does not stop one minute : she sings, she dances, she talks nonstop. This is a real entertaineuse 👍 I'd love her to come back for a new leg, but I imagine it will already trying to sell a European tour, unless it returns to Vegas 2020 ? What's your opinion ?
To finish, I invite you to join me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to discover my other chronic concert ! If you enjoy Jennifer Lopez, I invite you to discover the minutes of its previous tour : Jennifer Lopez : Dance Again World Tour – Bercy, Paris (2012).
Setlist : Medicine / Love Don’t Cost A Thing / Get Right / Money / I’m Real / Ain’t It Funny / Jenny From The Block / If You Had My Love / Girls / Booty / Gravity / Your Una Vez / Limitless / Titanium / Ain’t Your Mama / All I Have / you Boté / Whether you like it / The ring / Waiting For Tonight / Dance Again / On The Floor / Let’s Get Loud