Julieta Venegas performing her last show of "Los Momentos" tour on Friday, May 2 at the House of Blues Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif. (Michael Carranza/Living Out Loud LA)
Julieta Venegas’ “Los Momentos” tour came to an end Friday night at the House of Blues Anaheim with a sold out crowd that couldn’t get enough of the American-born Mexican singer-songwriter of pop-rock music.
“Julieta! Julieta! Julieta!” was heard bouncing off the walls of the packed venue in anticipation. This was a whole 20 minutes before the captivating Venegas came on the stage. Fans did not mind the heavily crowded and humid floor room at the House of Blues. There was only one thought in everyone’s mind and that was to see Venegas.
Venegas came out welcomed by the raucous crowd. She started slowly, melodically quieting the crowd into a hypnotic daze. As she sung, danced and played her way through three songs, she arrived to a fan favorite and her hugely popular song “Limón y Sal” – an upbeat, happy song that brought the crowd out of their daze. The crowd echoed every word and it turned into an enjoyable sing along as everyone in the building belted out every word along with Venegas.
Venegas’ talents were on full display, as she moved around the stage from the mic stand to the keyboard seamlessly. When she arrived at “El Presente,” Venegas picked up an accordion and shared more of her virtuosity to the pleasure of the audience.
The show continued as she played “Eres Para Mí,” “Lento” and “Me Voy.” The reception for “Me Voy” was that of excitement. The melody of the song was infectiously felt throughout the public as heads bobbed from side to side chanting along to the cry of the accordion. As the chorus came, the crowd grew louder chanting “Me Voy.” It sounded like an anthem.
It was another great performance from the multi-talented artist. Consistently playing to the crowd and smiling gracefully, she looked like an artist who was appreciative of the reception and her performance proved her gratitude. The crowd was packed with devoted Venegas’ fans, proof in the fact that they were enthralled by the show. It wouldn’t be surprising if more than a few woke up with raspy voices on Saturday morning.
This was the last show in the second leg of her tour which spanned a year. On the “Los Momentos” tour Venegas played in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris and many other European cities. She also visited South and North America making stops in Zacatecas, Mexico and Rosario, Argentina, amongst Rio De Janeiro and more.
Stops in Miami, Las Vegas, and Houston were also made.
The tour was for her latest album, Los Momentos, which came out on March 19th of last year.
Venegas continues to be consistent and make good music as evident in her final show. Her live shows allow her to display her devotion and what sets her apart from other artists. Her connection with the audience makes her live act a full entertainment experience and her devoted fans at the House of Blues last night asked “Could she sing all night?”.
Everyone was aware that this was the last show but nobody wanted the great night to end; it was a great momento.