World famous Latin pop star Pitbull performed in North Island Credit Union Amphitheater on September 19th as part of its âI Feel Good Tourâ 2021. Located in Chula Vista, The amphitheater seats approximately 20,000 and while the venue may not have been busy, the atmosphere was electrifying. With thousands of fans ready to have the time of their lives, it really never got boring.
After the opener meggy Azalea ended her set with her legendary hit song “Fancy”, and the anticipation began. The lawn, which appeared to be made up entirely of San Diego state students, could not be contained. Since security is committed to keeping everyone safe, Mr. Worldwide waited.
Pitbull started his set with his song “Don’t Stop the Party,” which quickly set the tone for the night. His set contained arguably some of the biggest hits of the last decade or two. Accompanied by great dancers and a live band, he sang fan favorites from âHotel Room Serviceâ and âInternational Loveâ to legendary duets such as âFeel This Momentâ and âTimberâ. Christina Aguilera and Ke $ ha didn’t actually perform, but their faces puffed up on the video wall were enough.
While going through every college student’s party playlists, he also mixed in portions of Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way” and Guns N ‘Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” for a full rock vibe generate, which only amplified the energy in the amphitheater.
Since this concert was the first event for many after the pandemic, nothing was neglected. Pitbull’s 90-minute set included vivid lighting effects, smoke machines, and even literal fire during his respected song “Fireball”.
Marketing freshman Claire MacDonald said she couldn’t have imagined a better first concert in San Diego.
âEverywhere I looked there was someone I knew! What better way to start the year than surrounded by bald students and Mr. 305 himself? âSaid Macdonald.
Pit bull was never caught without a smile. On stage in his classic all-black clothing and sunglasses, his positive attitude was infectious. Whether he was sticking his tongue out, dancing or blowing kisses to his fans, the audience was always well entertained. With the majority of his audience being college-aged students, he took the time to delve into current social media topics. Pitbull wanted its fans to see their self-worth without being online. His message was about self-love, despite their social media followers or the number of likes they received. He also emphasized inclusivity and stood up for the Latino community.
“I Feel Good” was the constant theme of the evening and was the name of both Pitbull’s new single and the current tour. That theme stayed true all night. Without a doubt, it was an unforgettable performance. the amphitheater was pure energy, with arms raised and voices lost.
When Pitbull ended the night with electrifying performances of âTime of Our Livesâ and âGive Me Everythingâ, there was a real sense of unity in the air. SDSU showed up for Pitbull. And he delivered.