On July 28, Bad Bunny gave his hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico, what’s to come on his upcoming stadium tour with the Un Verano Sin Ti show. The Puerto Rican superstar made sure to fill the first time he performed the album since its release with as many special guests as possible. Among the artists he brought out, some were featured artists on the album, like Chencho Corleone and María Zardoya from The Marías. But also, Puerto Rico friends like Villano Antillano and Tommy Torres got their moment to shine on stage.
Last night marked the first of Bad Bunny’s three concerts at El Choli in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The concert was also broadcasted live on Telemundo Puerto Rico, but those who weren’t on the island found other means to watch the show.
Chencho Corleone was the first special guest of the night. In addition to performing the global hit “Me Porto Bonito” with Bad Bunny, he also sang a few of Plan B’s songs. Another reggaeton OG who appeared at the concert was Tony Dize, who performed “La Corriente” with Benito.
Bad Bunny brought his “Dákiti” collaborator Jhay Cortez to perform their song “Tarot.” The Marías also joined him on stage to sing “Otro Atardecer,” and Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla also appeared to sing “Andrea.” The last of the special guests from Un Verano Sin Ti to join Bad Bunny was Colombian Bomba Estéreo to perform the Barack Obama-approved “Ojitos Lindos.”
One of the best moments from the concert was Bad Bunny sharing the spotlight with rising Puerto Rican rapper Villano Antillano. He acted as her hype man as she tore up the stage with a performance of “BZRP Sessions #51.” Other guests that Bad Bunny brought out included Tommy Torres, who played the guitar during “No Soy Celoso,” Arcángel to do their collab “Me Acostumbré,” and Jowell y Randy to sing “Safaera.”
With 18,749 people in El Choli, Bad Bunny broke the attendance record at the venue that was previously set by Metallica. With all eyes on him around the world, he also used his concert to criticize Puerto Rico’s current government run by governor Pedro Pierluisi. “The country belongs to us and we are the ones in control,” Bad Bunny said in Spanish. “I believe in this generation. I want to live here with you forever.”
If this is any indication of what’s to come from his World’s Hottest Tour, we’re in for a massive party.