Rap artist Pitbull brought a little Miami swag to the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland as he performed his biggest hits to a sold-out crowd Thursday.
Sponsored by the casino and Los Angeles-based radio station Power 106 FM, the artist – also known to his fans as Mr. Worldwide and Mr. 305 – brought the house down as he strutted his stuff on stage to hundreds of female fans dying to get a glimpse of the musician.
Before kicking off his set, Far East Movement took the mic to perform. As fans cheered on the foursome while they performed their many hits including “Fly Like a G-6,” “Rocketeer” and “Go Ape,” the group’s high energy performance was reminiscent of a four-year-old on a sugar high and definitely got the crowd on their feet mixing pre-recorded tracks with live instrumentation for close to an hour.
As the group said their goodbyes and cleared the stage, it was now time for Mr. Worldwide to take the mic, but not before making fans wait around for an hour as crews cleared the area for his performance. Power 106 tried to tame the eager fans but failed and the crowd became restless waiting for the headliner to take the stage.
But all was forgiven once Pitbull took the stage wearing a light pink shirt and tan jacket and smiling to the crowd as audience members cheered on the international music superstar who has one of the hottest tracks of the summer – “Give Me Everything” featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer – heating up the charts.
And just as quickly as the artist took the stage, his set was over, leaving fans wanting more. But for hardcore Pitbull fans, they got what they paid for – a 45 minute set featuring the artists’ best hits including “Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor),” “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” and “Hotel Room Service.”
Pitbull is currently promoting his new album, “Planet Pit,” which is available for purchase online or in stores. More information on the artist can be found on his official website at www.pitbullmusic.com.