After a string of live shows that took place throughout the month of May, Silvestre Dangond wrapped up his “De Local” residency at Miami Beach’s The Fillmore Sunday night (May 16).
Following COVID-19 safety precautions, the venue was not at full capacity but packed with proud Colombians and Silvestristas who were longing for live shows.
“When they proposed this concert series to me, I had my doubts because I didn’t see it possible due to the pandemic,” he said. “But it worked because people have come down from Colombia to take the vaccine shot and then enjoy my concert.”
Dangond kicked off the night at around 8:40 p.m. with “Por Un Beso Tu Boca” and continued with his vallenato and tropipop hits such as “Gracias,” “Regalame Una Noche,” and “La Gringa,” to name a few.
A little bit after 9 p.m., Dangond was surprised on stage by Nicky Jam, where the two performed their collaborations “Materialista” and “Casate Conmigo,” one of Dangond’s most important songs of his career, he said.
“This wasn’t planned at all,” the Colombian artist told the crowd. Nicky, who got on a stage after a year and a half, explained that this was a birthday surprise from Dangond’s wife.
Dangond then continued with some of his urban-infused bops such as his Maluma collaboration “Vivir Bailando” and the Natti Natasha-assisted “Justicia,” which he performed for the first time on the tour.
Another highlight of the closing show was when Dangond was joined by his youngest son, José, to perform the playful “Me Tiene Pechichon.” “My son dreams of one day singing on stage and I told him he can perform with me if he gets good grades in school,” he said.
The show continued with the classics such as “El Papá,” “Como Lo Hizo,” and “Niegame Tres Veces,” to name a few. An emotional moment was when Jean Carlos Centeno, singer of famed Binomio de Oro de America hopped on to perform “Como Te Olvido.”
“I understood that listening to my own music contaminated me but listening to Silvestre’s music gave me life,” Centeno said before taking a shot with his colleague.
Presented by Loud And Live and MD Records, “De Local” kicked off on May 6 with eight concerts, the first four of which were sold out. During his residency, Dangond received 5X platinum in Colombia for digital streams of his album Las Locuras Mias and Double Platinum in Colombia for his single of the same name.
“My biggest wish is that everything goes well in your life because if everything’s good with you, then I’m good,” he told fans before wrapping up the show with “Cantinero.” “Thank you and I love you, Colombia!”