jennifer lopez (& marc anthony) do los angeles!

jennifer lopez (& marc anthony) do los angeles!
October 21, 2007 MICHAEL KNUDSEN

hey kids! i’ve been meaning to post a bit about friday night’s concert extravaganza downtown with marc anthony & jennifer lopez! first off it was already a great evening – since it was friday which meant no work for me on saturday – concerts never seem to land on weekends – so already that was a major bonus! i arrived after the opening act played (which was some sort of comedian – what an odd opener!) once mr. anthony took the stage i quickly found my seat (in the riser section behind the floor which actually gives you extra height to better view the stage from) i’m not a huge fan of his at all but i must say the crowd really seemed to enjoy him (for sure he put me in a sassy mood) he was a very decent performer but i decided to sit out most of his set outside where i was able to get a few more drinks & conversation in before ms. lopez came on which turned out to be shortly before 10pm…

like i’ve mentioned many times before here – i’ve gone in & out of being a ‘j lo’ fan – i used to love her back in the day – then i couldn’t stand her but over the past few years i’ve come to totally being a fan once again! that’s why when she kicked off her set with the new single do it well – i went way nuts – it was all very exciting and although i think the crowd was more there for mr. anthony – people seemed to be enjoying themselves as ‘jenny from the block’ ran through a bunch of her old hits – highlights of course included waiting for tonight & get right – i was sweating by the end! i so really needed to let my hair down – that’s exactly what i did – although i did look behind me at one point and so many people were sitting down yet there i was like it was 1999 all over again! i’m sure some people thought i was a bit over the top but i really didn’t care – i was surrounded by good vibes and i just had an excellent time – well worth the $100 bucks i spent on the ticket! (however i was hoping she’d play more new tracks from her latest album brave (which i’m obsessed with!) yet she stuck with older hit material – which was fine by me but i would have loved for mile in these shoes to be played live!)

once ms. lopez was done with her set – mr. anthony joined her on stage for a few duets – most notably no me ames which i thought they did a spectacular job with! they actually do seem to be really in love – i really can’t knock them anymore as a couple – so that’s why i’ve decided to retire my ‘lopez & anthony daily marriage counter’ that has been living in the side column for like over three years! it’s time to move on – so on friday night i decided to officially end the count with this post!

as for all the pregnancy rumors – it was so very obvious she’s pregnant – she even hinted around it a few times (like how it was a year of ‘firsts’ for her – the all spanish album – the tour – and of course we all know what else she’s referring to…) for a pregnant lady (plus it’s apparently twins) she got around quite well on the stage and danced a drop more than i actually expected – her little baby bundles must be wondering what’s all the mommy hoopla going on outside the womb! earlier in the evening mr. anthony even made a special dedication that also alluded to his wife’s growing bump! all in all it was a superb evening – and i can’t help but compare the show to beyonce‘s lackluster recent show at staples center – ms. lopez put on a much better show and i danced way more than i did with ms. knowles! (AND at least jen & marc had a little runway that jutted out into the crowd – something beyonce was seriously missing!)

oh my goodness – the weekend truly flew by! i seriously can’t deal with the thought of heading back to the daily grind tomorrow – however i’m very stoked to be seeing rihanna this coming tuesday night down at house of blues – where i know i’ll have another fabulous time! popbytes over & out for tonight…xxoo ;)