Review: Bad Bunny’s first virtual concert is the new reality

Giselle Manzo, Reporter

To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, Latin singer Bad Bunny performed a live concert in New York City, which was posted on YouTube.
Bad Bunny presents himself as Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, also known as one of the greatest Latin singers of this era. Bunny putting on a performance for all during this quarantine is truly iconic, as he had more than 10 million people fangirling and taking the world by storm. He sang songs that have helped me through break ups as well as get parties very pumped.
My family and I were all gathered around the TV with drinks in hand dancing and singing along to this historical event. As friends posted and messaged me, they danced along, and cried from being so overwhelmed with emotion.
Throughout the live concert, short interviews are interspersed, as well as behind-the-scenes action on the bus being built to Benito’s visions.
The humble artist said , “It was difficult for me to do a concert without an audience. I didn’t want to. But I’m accepting the new reality, and I hope people enjoy this. We need it.”
The live concert also debuted guests like heart-throb J Balvin who’s featured in Bad Bunny’s song “La Cancion.” As well as a few more, like Sech featured in “Ignorantes,” Mora featured in “Una Vez.”
Benito even got political, and spoke about why the community should vote, stating, “We must vote and raise our voices because it boils down to giving ourselves respect as people and as Latinos. That’s why you have to go vote.”
Bad Bunny is one of the most versatile artists to have come out this era, bringing knowledge and awareness to violent attacks against trans people in music videos and amongst his social media. Overall allowing a haven for all in his fandom. Benito is a true icon.
By the end of the live concert, I was sure I felt every emotion in the book, due to the brilliance behind the performance.
It all comes to an end when the bus finally stops in front of a hospital. Bunny spoke briefly, thanking doctors and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. He reeled in the audience with one of his greatest hits, “Yo Perreo Sola.”
He also said, “Respect and thanks to those people who have sacrificed their lives in this city. With a lot of faith in God, I sense that good things are coming. I know we are going through very difficult times. I have made thousands of mistakes, but my only mission is to try to be a better person every day.”