Better than... Listening to 96.3 on crummy car speakers in traffic.
It was ladies' night at Universal Citywalk on Saturday. The girls worked the runway from the parking structure to Gibson Amphitheater, elbows locked and dodging tourists while they chugged the last of their drinks before security pat-down. What a brave parade of too-tight mall fashion: bandage dresses, muffin tops, towering stripper heels. The occasional dude had clearly come only to appease his girlfriend (or to prey on a single lady with a head full of love songs).
Yet the show was far from sold out. The four reggaeton artists on the lineup -- Cosculluela, Alexis y Fido, Plan B and Ivy Queen -- were leftovers from Latino 96.3's annual Calibash festival three months earlier, a packed event at Staples Center headlined by Wisin y Yandel, biggest name in reggaeton.These girls working Citywalk, then, had to be L.A.'s most devoted reggaetoneras. A dying breed, ever since Top 40 stations stopped caring about the genre circa 2007.
Lucky for them, the smaller venue/crowd at Spring Break Bash made the concert an intimate sing-a-long compared to the muddled stadium racket at Staples.
It was like we were back in the car, bumping 96.3 with our girls on the 10 -- but with a way better sound system, and a cloud of cologne to cuddle with. Plus lasers!
Here, our five favorite moments of the night.