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In June 2017, El Amantes remix was on one of videos that i watch. I looked up the song on Spotify and Bad bunny’s baritone voice caught my ear immediately.. and i was hooked.
I’d read translations while listening along, and slowly learned bits of Spanish from music. Eventually I could sing along too!
I found articles written about him, some in English, but many i had to translate (with the help of who was my #1 #badbunny habit supporter, lol) but I learned about this boy from #puertorico who had this inspiring drive to make something of himself, to be known and heard. And even though he has worldwide fame now, he still contributes and cares about that community. He preaches equality. He’s pushed the limits of nonconformity, and made it normal to be who you want to be, not who society tells you to be.
I was fortunate enough to meet him a few weeks ago.
I was nervous... not because of his celebrity status, but in realizing that.. i only know 2-3 word sentences in Spanish (not counting song lyrics) and I started to panic, lol. I’m very intelligent, funny (hell, I’m downright freakin hilarious) and quick-witted in English.. but in Spanish, i can’t even roll my R’s due to a speech impairment, 😂
His tour staff was excellent, one taught me “Lo hice a mano” (“i made it by hand”) as i stood waiting outside the door, so that I wouldn’t feel completely lost.
I painted him a personal pair of shoes (as well as the exclusive 4/4 #x100pre slides). I decided to focus on Puerto Rico (the Crash Boat Beach and the Coliseo). And his smile and appreciation for them was unmatched. He was so polite as I stumbled into the meet & greet room and fumbled with shoe boxes and stuttered out broken Spanish. He hugged me and told me he loved the shoes and sandals, smiled at me and my heart melted.
I can’t wait to see him again in concert, and will forever be a fan of Bad Bunny, and the man behind that music, Benito Martinez 💖
Thank you again Benito, and all the Bad Bunny tour staff that I met in FL and PA. See you guys in the Fall! 🐰 #badbunny🐰 #badbunnyconcert #badbunnyfans #badbunnyfan