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Bad Bunny's New Album Premieres at Huge Listening Party in Puerto Rico

Bad Bunny wows fans at album listening party with surprise appearance and spectacular entrance in vintage car.

Can a listening party with 16,000 guests still feel intimate and special? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. On Thursday (Oct. 12), Bad Bunny proved this to be true as he unveiled his new LP, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana, at the iconic Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot (also known as El Choli) in San Juan. When the event was announced, the itinerary was kept a mystery. Would Bad Bunny make an appearance? Or would fans simply listen to the album track by track without him? Nobody knew. However, tickets sold out within two hours of being released.

The expectations of the concertgoers were diverse, with many embracing a Renaissance-inspired look, wearing cowboy hats, boots, and sparkly fringe tops and skirts. Of course, Bad Bunny's own signature blue L.A. Dodgers hat was also seen throughout the crowd. Some fans were content with simply hearing the album in the company of friends and with top-notch sound. However, others hoped for something more.

Dariana Cruz, 33, jokingly expressed her wish for Bad Bunny to make an entrance on a horse. Although her wish wasn't fulfilled, Bad Bunny did make a grand entrance. Surrounded by enthusiastic fans on the arena floor, a vintage Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, the same car featured in the "Where She Goes" video and his 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards performance, descended slowly from the ceiling. The crowd erupted in screams as Bad Bunny took the driver's seat.

Accompanying the car were a dozen dancers dressed in black with their faces covered, creating an alien-like appearance. Bad Bunny himself wore a similar outfit, with a checkered handkerchief on his head. The album started playing in chronological order, beginning with the track "Nadie Sabe." Bad Bunny nodded along, matching the introspective tone of the song as he reflected on his journey in the music industry. From starting as a young teen to now being almost 30 with multiple albums and singles, Bad Bunny seemed to grapple with the challenges of fame and the loneliness that often accompanies it.

This first song set the tone for the night, allowing Bad Bunny to establish a connection with his thousands of fans despite being physically separated from them in a luxury car that most could never afford. Throughout the night, Bad Bunny made an effort to look at individual faces in the crowd, seeking feedback and approval. Positive reactions from fans were met with gratitude from Bad Bunny, expressed through prayer hands and heartfelt bows.

As the night progressed, the energy intensified with trap-heavy tracks and perreo-ready jams. One surprising moment was the inclusion of the patiently paced "VOU 787," which samples Madonna's "Vogue." Bad Bunny was joined by several guest artists who occupied a VIP area covered in hay. Young Miko, Feid, Bryant Meyers, Arcángel, and Tainy were among the extra-special guests who danced and performed alongside Bad Bunny.

After a few songs, Bad Bunny removed his mask and began dancing outside the car. Gradually, the vehicle lowered, and he eventually hopped off the platform and ventured into the crowd. He even took the time to sign his signature sneakers, which fans had waited in line for hours to purchase before the show. When one fan didn't have a marker, Bad Bunny used a burgundy lip gloss to decorate the shoe instead.

Bad Bunny then made his way to the VIP section, taking his time to greet every single person in the six rows. Despite this, he maintained a certain choreography, appearing next to collaborators just as their songs began to play. The crowd erupted in excitement as he sang alongside Feid for their collaboration "Perro Negro" and joined Arcángel for "Acho PR."

The night concluded with the previously released track "Un Preview," which served as a teaser for the album. Instead of simply playing the song, Bad Bunny surprised fans by performing it. He sang from the VIP area, with his collaborators and friends cheering him on. As he made his way down the makeshift haystack, closer to the fans, they sang and screamed the lyrics back to him while dancing. Blasts of fog surrounded Benito as he pounded his fist on his chest and declared, "Puerto Rico, los quiero, puñeta."

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