What Was in the Bad Bunny Museum? What Did Residente Gift Benito? Here’s Everything That Happened at ‘P FKN R’
Bad Bunny está en su peak. Taking his well-deserved name as Spotify’s biggest global star for the second year in a row, El Conejo’s 2-night hometown concerts in Puerto Rico show how a kid from Vega Baja could reach legendary status and success in a matter of years.
Benito shut down Puerto Rico with a show that cost over $10 million to produce, giving over 70,000 fans the experience of a lifetime with several special guests on both nights, cementing this past weekend at Estadio Hiram Bithorn as historic.
P FKN R wasn’t just a regular concert, it was a festival, a celebration of Boricua pride.
While some fans had to wait several hours to get in on Friday, December 11, Benito turned P FKN R into an experience for Bad Bunny super fans, where many dubbed the event as “Badchella.” After passing through the health protocols at the gate at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, fans were able to experience the Bad Bunny Museum, where Benito put on display his iconic magazine covers, outfits, awards, his Bugatti, the set from YHLQMDLG and more. This was a testament to his exponential rise in the music scene, and how a kid who once bagged groceries became a cultural phenomenon.
The show’s intro was a celebration of iconic Puerto Rican talent.
On Saturday, December 11, Bad Bunny kicked it off with trovadores singing an ode to Puerto Rico. Then, displayed on the massive screens, was a montage conceptualized by Bad Bunny, written by journalist Hermes Ayala Guzmán, directed by Arí Maniel Cruz and narrated by multi-award-winning Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro.
The video highlighted not only Puerto Rico’s biodiversity and its people, but also Puerto Rican legends like Roberto Clemente, Walter Mercado, Supreme Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, boxer Miguel Cotto, Olympian Monica Puig, Ricky Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hector Lavoe, Ivy Queen.
During the video, Benicio highlighted how Puerto Ricans have been able to overcome almost everything that comes their way, and how people born on the island are destined to become stars. The narration shows some of the current legends of today like Tego Calderón, Daddy Yankee and then it wraps up with Bad Bunny, which sent the crowd into a frenzy. Benicio closed the intro with “For us, it’s natural to be legends, because at the end of the day there is no greater pride or achievement than to say ‘Yo soy de P FKN R‘.”
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Bad Bunny performed some of his biggest hits from the three albums he released in the past year: “EL ULTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO,” “LAS QUE NO IBAN A SALIR” and “YHLQMDLG.”
For three hours and a set list spanning 35 songs, Bad Bunny started the concert with hyped-up song “25/8,” which also came with a new verse where Benito highlighted how he’s the world’s biggest star. Then, he sang 10 songs from “EL ULTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO,” which ranged from “BOOKER T,” “LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE,” “SORRY PAPI,” with a special cameo from ABRA; “TRELLAS” with Puerto Rican singer Kany García, and closing off this part of the show with “120.”
To kick off “LAS QUE NO IBAN A SALIR,” Benito showed his gratitude with “BENDICIONES” and then welcomed frequent collaborator Jhay Cortez to perform “COMO SE SIENTE REMIX,” “NO ME CONOCE” and “DAKITI,” which had the crowd jumping.
Then, Colombian singer J Balvin joined Bad Bunny on stage to perform “La Canción,” “QUE PRETENDES” from their joint album Oasis, and then Nio García joined them to perform “AM REMIX.” Benito kept thanking his fans and checking in on them, as he stopped the show a couple of times to make sure that fans were okay and got the help that they needed.
The next part of the show transported us to “YHLQMDLG” with the boy from the music videos making a special appearance riding a bike on stage, and then Benito performing the album’s opening track “Si Veo a Tu Mamá” followed by “La Difícil.”
One of the highlights of night two of P FKN R was Daddy Yankee joining Benito on stage to perform “La Santa,” a moment where two goats praised each other.
Another highlight was when Bad Bunny hopped on the iconic truck from the “EL ULTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO” to perform alongside Residente “Chulin Culin Chunfly.” At the end of the performance, Residente gifted Bad Bunny a necklace he had used throughout his career whenever he traveled, which moved Bad Bunny to tears and he wore it for the rest of the concert, but not before performing “Atrévete,” which had the crowd going wild.
Benito then performed “Yonaguni” and had the crowd singing the Japanese lyrics twice, “Callaita” with the “Alócate” sample at the end that OG Reggaeton fans know the lyrics to, and then sang “P FKN R” with Arcangel and Kendo Caponi, as the Puerto Rican flag was displayed across both screens. Then he sang “Yo Perreo Sola” and closed out the show with none other than perreo anthem “Safaera” with Jowell & Randy and Nengo Flow, as fireworks went off on stage and Benito said goodbye to the crowd.
Besides selling out two nights at Hiram Bithorn, Bad Bunny also performed and greeted fans who bought tickets for the viewing party at the Coliseo.
The P FKN R concerts were another iconic moment for Benito’s incredible career, which will soon also be displayed at a Bad Bunny Museum. If this is any indication for his upcoming 2022 EL ULTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO, we cannot wait to be there.
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