SPANISH superstar David Bisbal took the Torrevieja entertainment scene by storm, performing two sold out, acoustic shows to around 2,500 spectators in the International Municipal Auditorium.
Gracing the over of this winter’s Municipal Institute of Culture “Joaquin Chapaprieta” program, both Bisbal concerts sold out in a matter of a few hours and those who managed to obtain tickets were not disappointed during his two hours of non stop entertainment backed by acoustic instruments; more in line with MTV Unplugged than your typical Rock Concert.
Fans travelled to the concerts from Valencia, Murcia, his home province of Almeria and other cities such as Albacete, Cuenca, Madrid and as far north as Valladolid.
As this was Bisbal’s first visit to Torrevieja, before their concert the singer received a traditional Salt Boat from the Councillor of Culture Luis Maria Pizana, as a token of the city’s appreciation of his performance in Torrevieja and to celebrate the first official performance, other than a local event, to take place in the International Auditorium of which David Bisbal said he was impressed with its spectacular infrastructure and design.
The singer began his concert accompanied by the strains of a Spanish guitar with the song ‘Almeria’, where he introduced the wink of an eye to “My people of Torrevieja”.
He continued his program with other songs of a more intimate nature than he is perhaps known for, dancing, turning, twisting and flirting with the audience, who followed his every move, finishing the show almost two hours later by dedicated the final tune to his daughter, ‘my princess’, followed by receiving as a reward for his performance a standing ovation that never seemed to end.
By Keith Nicol