Saturday, September 11, 2010
San Juan, Puerto Rico
I had the pleasure and honor to view and work with the Ultimate Puerto Rican Diva, Yolandita Monge. The show was the Puerto Rican Coliseum.
The show started with a parade of drag queens dressed representing all of Yolandita’s stages in her career. Among the Drag Queens was the vivacious Jessica Wild, finalist in Rupaul’s Drag Race.
The concert was a tribute to 20 years of her “Vivencias” album, which was one of her top selling albums.
Yolandita took us on a rollercoaster of emotions, from the soft “Cierra los Ojos” to “Por Ti”, her opening number.
The performance was a winner, depending on the song; she was transformed into a Madonna type performance, especially when the bed prop came out, Scandalous!
The crowd of course participated singing along with her. Yolandita took sometime to take requests from her fans, which I thought was very special.
That coliseum was packed, they had to bring more chairs and people were standing to see her; I had to give up my seat for a last minute invitation. Trust me, I was happy going backstage and to the area.
She and the family are personal friends of mine so I have the pleasure of being in the melting pot of her performance. We, Franovik Designs, will be dressing her as well.
The highlight of the show was the closing song where the whole coliseum became a block party; there were “Vejigantes”, Puerto Rican Folklore, performers on stilts matching bands, stompers, everyone jumping and singing. It was AWESOME!
I heard through the grapevine that their will be an encore presentation in another location in Puerto Rico when she returns from Dominican Republic where she has two presentations.
For Yolandita fans this is a show that you must see and for those that are not fans, become fans….She’s AMAZING!