Peace The Forks Out
Prior to July, I didn’t know much about Pitbull, other than he was a guy who always wore sunglasses, had women draped all over him 24/7, said ‘yeahhhhhhh’ a lot, and was a man who probably never wore a pair of shorts. Then the wife comes along and says we should go see him live. And why not – Groupon provided a cheap in, and I guess it would be fun, and who doesn’t like to have fun, right???
And as with all concerts I attend – I do my due diligence and brush up before a show – cause what’s the point of seeing a show if you’re not prepared to hear what you’re going to hear??? And to my surprise – the guy has some banging-a$$ tunes. So what if his bangers are mad-banging cause the heavily lifting is mostly done by the guest vocalists he has employed – running the gamut from Marc Anthony to Ke$ha to Christina Aguilera to Enrique Iglesias to Chris Brown to Ne-Yo to Usher to T-Pain (I’m surprised he hasn’t dueted with Tony Bennett! Guess Lady Gaga’s got him locked up in her basement or something)
But these songs are great (they are!), and his fans LOVE them, and L-O-V-E to hear them live (I hadn’t been to a show where people stand the entire time in ages… but then again, I mainly see concerts involving 80 year olds, both on stage and in the audience). And Mr Worldwide (Pitbull) loves his fans – playing the ever-willing hype man to his own songs, while a cadre of hotties happily gyrate next to him on stage (as everyone happily watches/gyrates in their seats). The entire presentation (with no encore!) was truly spectacular – a visual feast that feels like you’re watching an endless James Bond opening credits sequence, with Mr 305 acting more like Mr 007!!
Setlist (may be missing a song in the middle) – Don’t Stop the Party / Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor) / The Anthem / Rain Over Me / Sube Las Manos Pa’ Arriba / Hotel Room Service / Fireball / Shake / I Like It / DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love / Time of Our Lives / Feel This Moment / Timber / Give Me Everything
BUT, he didn’t play my new most favorite song ever – ‘Bon Bon’. ¡El bastardo! Guess I’ll have to wait for the next time he comes to town/Groupon!
when New York City’s in trouble – who you gonna call?
as for the rest of yous…
some more samplings…
bless you PK – long may your star glow – on the little AND big screen!!!
There’s something to Woody Allen‘s latest entry – Café Society – but also, there’s not much to it. You watch it and you go – hey, I’d love to be there, in that time period and in those fabulous places, with those endlessly beautifully sun-drenched lit scenes, and down some of those lush-looking drinks, and take a puff from those slow smoking c-gars! This is like the gilded version of his 1999 film Sweet and Lowdown (one of my favorite modern Woody pics) – but somehow, his new jaunt is devoid of heart, soul and humor
It’s not the fault of our characters. We like them, and we want to watch them do things. There’s something to Jesse Eisenberg (playing the Woody role) chasing Kristen Stewart round ole Hollywood, but there’s not much to the chase. There’s something to Jesse’s uncle Steve Carell, but not really anything to him, and the same goes to his uncle’s friends Parker Posey & Paul Schneider, and Eisenberg and his uncle’s kinfolk – Corey Stoll (all gangster schtick, zero personality), Sari Lennick (as if she just walked off the set of A Serious Man and right onto Society‘s set!), Stephen Kunken, Ken Stott and Jeannie Berlin. There’s even something about Blake Lively, when usually there’s nothing to her except her body. We want to spend time with these people, but not really given any good reason to, or to fully care about what happens to them
Well, there was one thing that was a thing – but it was more personal. Jesse falls for a girl, and then another with the same first name. This happened to me, although unlike in the movie, I didn’t continue to pine for the 1st girl, while the 2nd girl became my wife!!
Anywho, it was a decent try Woody. You have a nice looking Café, with a nice set of drinkers, but there’s not much niceties to your Society at all. See you next summer!
Verdictgo: Sum Merit But No Stinkin Badgers
Café is juss OK at a theater near jews
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…