Julio Iglesias - Hard Rock Live, Hollywood - September 21
Julio Iglesias is a swell dude. Comfortable, at ease on stage, blessed with an eternal tan and some of the whitest pearlies you'll ever see, Julio Iglesias exudes a defiant masculinity tempered by a boyish charm you can bet lives for pranking and generating smiles.
There might be some who say that his vocal range is not the same as it was twenty years ago, but Julio knows his craft well enough to adapt. There was nice flow of songs throughout the concert that maintained integrity with his catalogue as well as newer songs that might not be as beloved as the classics, but that worked very well in creating an emotional ride through song.
While his shows might not be known for theatrics or overtly physical showings, Julio's entourage featured some lively backup singers and a tango dancing couple that broke nicely the pace of a traditional crooner's shtick.
Perhaps the biggest crowd reaction came when he broke into "Me Va, Me Va" off his 1984 album, 1100 Bel Air Place, but he certainly got the biggest chuckle out of me when he made a Fellini reference about his life. You can count on this guy to deliver the human goods.
Even if he seems to embody mythical proportions.
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