Marc Anthony Tantalizes at Philips Arena

The Puerto Rican singer and song writer Marc Anthony has Billboard Music and GRAMMY awards that help to proclaim his success.  As I looked around the crowd at the Philips Arena, the joy and unbridled excitement on the faces of the crowd were the true testimony of his legacy.  With the crowd on their feet dancing and singing throughout the concert we were reminded why Marc Anthony is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time.  The Full Circle Tour at Philips Arena started with a roar of the crowd as the lights dimmed and the stage lights brightened.

The full band tantalized the crowd with the opening for “El Cantante” and the crowd screamed even louder with excitement as Marc Anthony entered the Philips Arena.  “El Cantante” pulls at the heart and soul of every salsa fan.  This title track from the soundtrack of the movie El Cantante is about the life of the most influential salsa singer , Héctor Lavoe.

Blowing kisses to the crowd and leaning down to make eye contact and point to people in the crowd helped Marc Anthony make the show at the Philips Arena feel intimate.  In many ways Marc Anthony embodies the sensuality of salsa with his movements, facial expressions and charismatic flare.  His passionate performance left many in the crowd swooning in delight and pondering the possibilities.

With the crowd’s faces bright with smiles, dancing in the aisles and full of energy Marc Anthony ended the night with “Vivir Mi Vida”.  Once again the Philips Arena was alive with the voices of the crowd singing along as one united by the chorus:

Voy a reír, voy a bailar
Vivir mi vida la la la la
Voy a reír, voy a gozar
Vivir mi vida la la la la

On “Vivir Mi Vida” Marc Anthony sings of a life filled with laughter, dancing and music to help overcome the challenges and pains that life brings.  The world will be a better place if we all could just…

I’m gonna laugh, I’m gonna dance
Live my life, la, la, la, la
I’m gonna laugh, I’m gonna enjoy
Live my life, la, la, la, la

My people!

 I’m gonna laugh, I’m gonna dance
Why mourn? Why suffer?
Start dreaming, laughing
I’m gonna laugh, I’m gonna dance
Feel and dance and enjoy,
you only live once
I’m gonna laugh, I’m gonna dance
Live, always keep moving forward
Don’t look back

Go live your life and dance!

Marc Anthony Set List at Philips Arena

  • Intro (El Cantante)
  • Valio La Pena
  • Y Hubo Alguien
  • Flor Palida
  • Contra La Corriente
  • Vivir Lo Nuestro
  • Salsa Medley
  • Que Precio Tiene El Cielo
  • Te Conozco Bien
  • Mi Gente
  • Tu Amor Me Hace Bien
  • Vivir Mi Vida