Article and Photos by Andrés Alvarado
Bad Bunny is one instantly recognizable cat. His heavily thick croon is unmistakable and oddly appealing. At least, his fan-base will attest. That being said, for an artist that has yet to release a debut album, Bad Bunny’s future seems bright and brimmed of fame and fortune. Bad Bunny, real name Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, has collaborated on smash singles with some of the industry’s biggest talents, like Cardi B, Marc Anthony, Drake, and J. Balvin, and thus has molded a name for himself, in addition to being hailed as one of the juggernauts of the Latin Trap and Reggaeton genres.
Bringing his flavorful spectacle to the City of Atlanta, Bad Bunny took over the State Farm Arena; in front of a packed house of screaming youngsters and excited adults. Preceding the Bad Bunny festivities were a couple of DJs — whose sole purpose was warming up the crowd and getting the adrenaline flowing. Roughly at half past nine, the lights dim, the cheers roar, Bad Bunny makes his way to the dais.
The shows initiates and maintains a steadily festive flux throughout. Running on a sky-high budget, Bad Bunny holds nothing back from his aficionados. Bright strobes, confetti cannons, bitchin’ graphics, and professional dancers, all make sizzling cameos as the night happily chugs along. Bunny, for his part, is a suave maestro of party. Gently, yet firmly, gallivants the deck with the sexual mannerisms associated with reggaeton and Latin trap. The tunes flung out by the bunch, the flow is undeniable, the house is lit, the crowd pumped. Bad Bunny is killing it.
By night’s end, any lingering doubts about Bad Bunny’s ability to lead a ceremonious trek were vanished. Puerto Rico has produced many entertainers of high regard and special talents — and Bad Bunny is nothing short of spectacular. The man is a rising star and a formidable showman. The pageantry is colorful and dance-inducing. Bad Bunny is the complete package. Not bad for a lad yet to release a freshman record. Cheers!