MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK, NY- Reggaeton duo Plan B sold out Madison Square Garden last night and did not disappoint. Gilberto and I attended the event together anticipating a good show. We were both blown away by this amazing concert, and many others would agree. There have been other reggaeton concerts I have had the opportunity to be a part of, but the concert arena was renovated after my last visit to MSG, so this felt like a brand new experience for me. The opening acts were dembow artists Secreto, El Mayor, and El Alfa from the Dominican Republic. Each artist had their entertaining set while the seats filled up in the arena. Also hyping up the crowd were La Mega’s 97.9 FM top DJs; Alex Sensation, DJ Lobo, and DJ Camilo. The arena transformed into a giant night club when one of those three took over the turntables.
Plan B opened up their show with classics Guatauba, Frikitona,Hooka, Tuve Un Sueno, and Ella Se Contradice, It wasn’t long before they brought out their first guests; Alexis y Fido. Los Reyes del Perreo brought their energy to the stage collaborating with Plan B on El Matadero. Alexis y Fido had their solo and got the crowd dancing to hits such as Ojos Que No Ven, Energia, Recate, and 5 Letras.
Plan B returned to the stage for their next set of hits. A battle of the sexes was on with a call and response game. Porque Te Demoras, Parisera, and Te Dijeron was performed before J. Alvarez walked on the stage to join them for Juegas Con Mi Mente. J. Alvarez had his moment to shine with El Amante, Como Yo Le Doy, and Junto Al Amanecer.
With new outfits, Plan B got the crowd dancing and singing along to Es Un Secreto, Choca, and Zapatito Roto. During Si No Le Contesto Tony Dize made his appearance. He collaborated with Plan B on Solos before doing his individual performances of Quizas and Hasta Verla Si Na.
Another change of clothes and Plan B returned. A Que No Te Atreves was performed by Chenco before they brought out one of the biggest guest stars of the night; Daddy Yankee. Sabado Rebelde woke the arena up. Daddy Yankee proved he is still the big boss of reggaeton while Plan B did another clothes change. He performed some of his underground hits like Muerto En El Funeral before going into his improvisations.
Plan B was not satisfied with having Daddy Yankee on stage with them. Arcangel joined the trio as well. Guess how the crowd reacted to that? The four of them went into underground songs before Arcangel was left by himself to entertain the crowd with Me Prefieres A Mi.
Plan B had one more surprise in their deck of cards. Tempo appeared during their performance of Candy. I was not expecting to see Tempo at this concert and I was glad to see him now that he is finally free.
Plan B finished off their concert with Mi Vecinita and Fanatical Sensual before disappearing from the stage. Considering Plan B’s reputation for being El Due del Sex, a sold out concert at MSG was long overdue for them. Their music is not something parents want their teenage daughters to be listening to, but they made history last night. That speaks out a lot, especially since the reggaeton genre has had its obstacles over the past few years. One thing I am sure about, Plan B just made their mark at Madison Square Garden.
Photos by Rosa Elena Oliveras and Gilberto E. Burgos
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