What to say about the Ke$ha and Pitbull concert….one word. CRAZY! The two together were a perfect blend of party and dance songs that can turn anyone’s Wednesday night into one of the best nights of their week. Ke$ha and Pitbull are on tour together with 99.9 Virgin radio, called the Global Warming Tour. And boy did they ever heat the stage up!
Ke$ha went on first and got the crowd dancing. She opened with “Warrior,” followed by her current single “Crazy Kids.” During her song “We Are Who We Are,” she had a guitar solo, proving she can play instruments as well as sing. She danced a lot during her set, even doing a little solo dance during “Blow” where she crawled around the stage and jumped around. Strange, but very Ke$ha like. My favourite part was when she sang “Tik Tok” because her dancers dressed up as animals and it was a funny sight to see on the stage. It looked like they were having the time of their lives, and that energy radiated back to the crowd.
The audience also went nuts for her hits “Blah blah blah” and “Die Young.” There were a couple songs that only the die hard fan would know, but ones that I heard for the first time last night. She wrote a song called “Dirty Love” with Iggy Pop and her mom, and her song “Last Goodbye” was written about her first true love, named Harold. It was nice to see a softer side of Ke$ha and overall her performance was high energy and an awesome way to start the show. She ended the set by telling the audience she hopes everyone gets laid tonight. Awesome.
Between acts, DJ’s Jump Smokers had a set. This literally kept the party continuous the whole night. Their 25 minute set was followed by Pitbull’s performance. He opened with “Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)” coming out in a full black suit with dark shades on. This guy features in so many songs so he performed a nice mix, with the other artist playing on a big screen behind him. They included Chris Brown with “International Love,” Marc Anthony with “Rain Over Me” and of course Jennifer Lopez with “Live It Up.” The crowd favourite seemed to be when he sang “Don’t Stop The Party.”
He spoke with the crowd (in English AND Spanish) and rooted for his home town city of Miami, where he grew up. During the set he said music is what brings people together, and from the show I saw last night I couldn’t agree more. Everyone around me was dancing, pumping their fists, forgetting that they either had work or school to go to in the morning. If you’re looking for a party, check out a Ke$ha or Pitbull concert in the future!