BY TER STAFF
Milwaukee was in for a treat on Wednesday night as Jennifer Lopez brought her huge “It’s My Party” tour to Summerfest’s headlining American Family Insurance Amphitheater. Joined by a number of the world’s best dance crews, who delivered a diverse array of dances to warm up the stage, Jenny from the Block put on a performance that her Wisconsin fans won’t soon forget.
Things kicked off on Wednesday with J-Lo’s 2019 track “Medicine”. Giving Milwaukee a dose of her French Montana-assisted record, Lopez emerged in the sky while dropping from the amphitheater’s newly raised roof from a giant and sparkly ring. Instantly the focus of the packed crowd was torn. Should your eyes get drawn to the tour’s impressive production, the large cast of backup dancers, J-Lo’s moves of her own, or her collection of sexy outfits which she changed more times than we can count? In short, fans paid focus on all the above which made for one huge experience.
Next up came just the first of many of J-Lo’s hit singles, with a performance of “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”, which was soon followed by two more stand out records, 2001’s “Get Right” and her Cardi B-assisted “Dinero”. Lopez spliced the new with the old, shaking her tail feather and defying all conventional understandings about how human beings are supposed to age. While 49 is far from old, the fact that Jennifer Lopez has never looked or moved better is unbelievable.
Throughout the performance, Lopez performed over 20 tracks from her 20-year-career, and with unique live performances that extended some of her featured records, her set even seemed to be larger than that. The night wasn’t dragging on however, as each outfit and act from the night was wildly different than the one before it, keeping the audiences attention and keeping her fans guessing and on their feet. Fans had been waiting for tonight, and were in no hurry to leave.
After a number of highlights, including a sexy dance performance on a lucky fan and an even luckier chaise loungue chair, a gravity defying Sara Bareilles cover and a segment of Spanish langue tracks to pay love to her Hispanic fans, J-Lo ended the night on a high note with a Miami-inspired dance party set to performances of two of her biggest hits, “Waiting for Tonight” and “On The Floor”, before taking a final bow after a memorable night.
It may not come anytime soon, but Milwaukee already can’t wait for Jennifer Lopez’s return!
Check out the set list from J-Lo’s Summerfest performance below.