Mexican rock music star Alejandra Guzmán became the first Latin artist to perform at the revitalized "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, Calif. when her "La Guzmán 1F Tour" came to the venue on February 1, 2014. (Rafael Orellana/Living Out Loud LA)
Grateful for life and stronger than ever, Alejandra Guzmán performed an outstanding show at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Saturday night.
With her “La Guzmán 1F Tour” show, Guzmán became the first Latin artist to perform at the newly renovated venue.
Also known as the queen of Latin rock, Guzmán returned to Los Angeles after a long absence. This was due to, among other things, the physical and emotional anguish she suffered due to a botched cosmetic procedure that almost cost her life.
Despite her ups and downs, she managed to recuperate after undergoing a rigorous treatment. Today, she looks better than ever, and this was evident by her performance on stage. She was full of positive energy and she continues to give herself fully to her fans as she’s always done, and delivered a very entertaining and dynamic show, as only she can do.
Guzmán came on stage minutes before 9 p.m., and was greeted by a desperate audience anxious to see her sing and dance. She was wearing a black outfit with leather accents that showed off her great physique, leaving everyone astonished.
Her set opened with brief but moving video montage about her recent hurdles, and she expressed how fortunate she is to be able to continue performing and, above all, doing what she loves.
The first song of the set was “Miralo Miralo,” one of her greatest hits, followed by “Volverte a Amar,” “Loca,” “Guerra Fria,” “Toda la Mitad,” “Angeles Caidos,” and “Mala Hierba,” among others.”Mala Hierba” received a very thrilling response from the present public; Guzmán rocked it.
The show lasted over 90 minutes, during which she underwent 3 wardrobe changes.
Throughout the night, she performed both her greatest hits and material from her most recent album, Primera Fila.
Primera Fila is a live album that launched last year. It also includes live versions of some of her greatest hits, such as “Eternamente Bella,” which was completely re-mastered and recorded a la bossa nova.
In her illustrious 25-year career, Guzman has released more than 18 albums, which have yielded countless classics all her fans know by heart. That said, due to the show’s brevity, it left a bit to be desired, since she did not perform many of these hits the audience wanted to hear.
Instead she opted to perform some of her less known material, such as “Yo No Soy De Nadie,” which is a cumbia rendition that actually suits her very well. She attributes the song’s lyrics to the way she currently feels, free and in full control of her life.
It’s important to note that since she began her career, Guzmán has always mentioned how important her family is to her and pays them homage at every show. This concert was not the exception, and she would mention them and show their pictures throughout.
Guzmán dedicated “Te Esperaba” to her daughter Frida Sofia and thanked her mother. This felt just right and more than appropriate to do; it was an emotional moment.
Despite her show having songs in different genres, her rock side was always present. She performed “La Plaga” twice, and congratulated her father Enrique Guzmán on his birthday. She paid homage to her father, who is considered a rock pioneer who inspired her career.
Throughout the show, Guzmán was very emotional and thanked God and life for allowing her to keep on living. She constantly exclaimed motivational messages to the audience, and she urged everyone to enjoy life at every moment and to never let anything bring them down.
Guzmán, 45, concluded her LA visit with fan favorites “Hacer el Amor Con Otro” and “La Plaga,” leaving her fans on a high note. On top of promoting Primera Fila, she will continue her U.S. tour with dates in Las Vegas (February 6), Phoenix (Feb. 7) and El Paso (Feb. 13).