By Ikam Acosta
Concerts are exciting events. You can see your favorite artist sing to you, live, and feel the energy of the crowd. It's an interaction between performer and audience that makes each night of the tour a unique experience in itself.
What's more exciting than a live concert? A live concert that's being taped for MTV, of course!
Juanes Unplugged was taped at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach on February 1, 2012. It will air on Tr3s a little later this year. The dress rehearsal for Juanes Unplugged took place the night before.
Unplugged is a more intimate experience than your traditional live show because it is up close and personal. The audience is interwoven into the stage with the performers, and every camera in the room is ready to capture it all.
From the first song, Juanes was ready to rock the house with his heartfelt vocals, and the crowd was ready to give him their all, singing along and bouncing around to his music. Movie screens overhead played forest scenes, clocks, and highways, some of the many images that would accompany each song.
Juanes played his most familiar and beloved songs, sometimes switching up the tempo or adding in some new instruments. When he sang "Es Por Ti," he was joined by Juan Luis Guerra and an added sax solo, which the crowd loved.
When "A Dios Le Pido" came on, the crowd went nuts. The room was filled with the electricity of hundreds of fans singing along. Juanes sang his hit song with the full accompaniment of a full orchestra, as visions of wheat fields danced overhead.
He was then joined by Paula Lembrarás to sing "Hoy Me Voy," under screens projecting ocean waters and grassy fields at a slower, more entrancing pace. The audience was then graced by a string intermission, courtesy of the New World Symphony, right after the duet.
A couple of songs later, Juanes begins playing "Camisa Negra," and the crowd again joins in with an upbeat sing-along. This live, Unplugged version had a more tropical feel than the original pop feel. Images overhead gave you a taste of being in a coastal paradise, and the bright red and orange lights made you feel like you were participating in a big outdoor block party or carnival.
The grand finale involved Juan Luis Guerra joining Juanes for "Odio Por Amor." The audience got quite a surprise when the New World Choir joined in at the end, standing up breaking out into song, all the while hiding incognito among the audience members. Juanes singing with the backing of a full choir, while Juan Luis Guerra conducts, is quite the sight to see.
Overall, the crowd was very energetic throughout the show, as one would expect during any taping for an MTV show. The crowd was full of fans and lucky attendees that were able to get access to this special show. The amount of emotion and excitement in the crowd was overwhelming, which really added to the experience of the live taping. Juanes does an excellent job of feeding off the crowd and getting the fans involved in the musical experience.
The fans went the most wild during the more upbeat songs, old favorites such as "Camisa Negra," "A Dios Le Pido," and "Azul," when Joaquín Sabina joined him onstage, receiving an excellent reception from the crowd. The audience members around me seemed very excited and surprised at all the special talent that accompanied Juanes that night. Needless to say, the taping of Juanes Unplugged was a great success.
What is your favorite Juanes song?
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