Review of the World's
Biggest Reggaeton Concert
12/10/05 - LatinRapper.com - words by SokeSleezy
New York's own La Mega
97.9FM presented "The Biggest Reggaeton Concert In The World",
Megaton 2005 live from Madison Square Garden on November 24,
2005, Thanksgiving Day. Megaton 2005 was a sold out event that
featured the talents of veteran reggaeton artists Daddy
Yankee, Ivy Queen, Hector "El Father" and Voltio, as well as
seasoned artists Tego Calderon, Don Omar.
Newcomers to the event included Angel Y Khriz, Alexis Y Fido,
John Erick, Noztra, and Adassa. Wisin Y Yandel were also
scheduled to perform, but early in the evening the nights host
(La Mega's own Alex Sensation) informed the crowd that the duo
wouldn't not perform due to Yandel's illness.
They group was replaced by a special guest, later revealed to
be Mr. Vegas of dancehall fame. he concert began with a John
Erick performance of the hits "Tembleque" and "Bachatdem" from
his album "Peso Completo". He was followed by female artists
Adassa, and later Noztra, a Dominican reggaeton artist who
performed hits from his album "Yall aint Ready". Next up was
the duo Alexis Y Fido who performed their hits "El Palo" and "Tocale
Bosina" along with other songs from their debut album. They
were followed by another up and coming duo, "Los MVP" Khriz Y
Angel, who got the crowd excited as they performed their hit
"De Lao A Lao" featuring Gocho who accompanied them on stage
during the performance. Angel warmed the audience up by
bringing a child on stage to help him sing along several of
Once the the rookies were finished, it was time for the vets
to take the show to the next level. Up first was Julio Voltio
who had the crowd going crazy with his hit "El Bumper", yet it
wasn't until Hector "El Father" came out on stage that the
crowd was up on their seats. Hector had the audience in the
palm of his hands right out the gate as he performed his hits
"Noche De Travesura" and "Tu Quiero Duro" along with his verse
from the Luny Tunes produced "Mayor Que Yo". The highlight of
the evening was the completion of his performance with his
current hit "Calor Traido Pol" aka "Dale Calor"
Don Omar came out strong performing all of his well known hits
including "Dale Don Dale", "Dile", and "Ella Y Yo" from
Aventura's latest album, and had the crowd singing along with
him througout "Donqueo." Tego Calderon followed the Don with a
slew of his older joints including "Guasa Guasa", "Pa Que
Retozen" and "Elegante De Boutique". Midway into his
performance he was joined by Don Omar to perform their duet "Bandoleros"
off the "Los Bandoleros" album to an excited crowd.
As Fat Joe's summer anthem "Lean Back" instrumental blared
through the speakers at the Garden, and a special effects
video showed on the big screen, the crowd waited in
anticipation for La Caballota herself Ivy Queen to show up on
the stage. La Diva made her presence known as she started off
her performance with a medley of different tracks including
Pitbull's "Culo" and Sasha's "Dat Sexy Body", as well as her
own rendition of Don Omar's "Dile". She followed up with hits
"Segun Tu", "Te Querido Te He Llorado" from "Mas Flow 2" and "Dile"
off her own album.
To close out the evening appearing from under a giant black
box in the middle of the stage, El Cangri himself Daddy Yankee
came out strong to his latest single "Rompe" surrounded by a
sea of dancers. Yankee continued to wow the crowd with his
performance of "Machete" and "Mirame." He then went on to
surprise the crowd by bringing out Pharrell of the Neptunes to
perform a rendition of Snoop Dogg's "Drop it Like its Hott".
The duo then concluded with a performance of their song "Mamacita"
from Pharrell's upcoming solo debut. Yankee topped off the
night with his performance of his #1 hit "Gasolina" from the
previously released "Barrio Fino" album. Next year, don't be
left out in the cold without tickets to Megaton.