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Bad Gyal: The Party Explodes At The Forum

It seemed that the great Bad Gyal concert in Barcelona was still cursed. What should have happened in November 2020 at the Sant Jordi Club finally happened last night at the Forum despite the rain, which threatened until moments before the first basses sounded through the now iconic ‘sound system’ (large speakers) that accompanies Alba Farelo on stage. Those first notes uncovered the pent-up energy of his followers for far too long.

Bad Gyal presents concerts as a non-stop party, and its audience accepts the challenge with gusto . “Thank you for putting up with the rain. This had to happen today. This is a party, I’m going to shut up,” the Catalan artist said as a welcome.

He fulfilled his performance in the Nits del Fòrum cycle, where this Friday he repeats performance. Relentlessly, relentlessly, Bad Gyal proposes a continuous session of music devised for dance inspired by tropical sounds such as ‘dance hall’ or reggaeton. The one by Vilassar de Mar achieves the effect it is looking for through minimal transitions and mixing of songs, chopping and putting together so as not to lose dynamism.

Ever since ‘Pussy’, from his latest EP (‘Warm up’) , no ass could sit to open the concert. Nor stop moving. Above the stage, where she was accompanied by a body of seven dancers, and on the floor, where the ‘perreo’ turned the chaotic track into a sway of disobedient hips .

The dance is, in fact, an indispensable part of the concert, on many occasions the first element of the ‘show’. The Catalan artist herself establishes a dialogue with the public through it. With each blow to the buttock, a merriment. As an invitation to be uninhibited without the possibility of being rejected, one of the reasons why the Catalan connects so much with her people. That is a liberating and torrid celebration.

Bad Gyal, already with the ‘status’ diva, reviewed all his latest work and was launching winning cards . It did not matter if they were recent creations (of these almost none were left in the pipeline: ‘Judas’, ‘Blin blin’, ‘Bobo’ …) or from previous works (‘Jacaranda’, ‘Candela’) why the party it was already uncorked. I also embrace nostalgia with ‘Pai’, a song that catapulted her.

Songs, many of them with an empowering message that has challenged young women like her and the LGTBI collective, the bulk of her audience. ‘Zorra’, for example, was discovered as a hymn to sisterhood adopted as their own by their fans. Well visible he did what was happening since the beginning of the concert: loud shouting and wild dancing.

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