On June 19, 2010 Pitbull rocked Universal's Summer Concert stage. Despite the rainy night, Orlando got krazy! The intense hurricane-like rain in the late afternoon scared several people away and the light rain that started just before the concert got going surely hindered turn out but the people that did show, didn't let getting wet get in the way of a good time. What started as a light sprinkle turned into a heavy rain for almost the full concert. Towards the end nobody seemed to care anymore and just enjoyed the soaking wet dance party for what it was.
This is the second year of the event, and unlike last year, they gave it a beachy, back-yard BBQ theme. Some Universal employees were dressed as lifeguards bouncing a beach ball around to park guests to get everyone into a party mood. They even had some seating by the entrance to Monster's Cafe with palm trees and adirondack chairs. Unfortunately, the big screens on each side of the stage and above the beverage stands that usually show a close up of the concert were just showing a Universal logo. I'm assuming it was because of the rain.
To keep the crowd's hunger and thirst subdued Universal added temporary food and bar stands in front of Monster's Cafe in addition to the two permanent drink/light snack stands at the back sides of the concert area.
BBQ Pork Sandwich with fries & cole slaw - $8
Cheeseburger with fries & cole slaw - $8
Grilled Hot Dog with fries & cole slaw - $8
Roasted Corn on the Cob - $3
Watermelon - $3
Fries - $4
Fresh Lemonade - $3.50
Bottled Soda & Water - $2.75
Wait - is that $8 for a hot dog?? The same price as the BBQ sandwich?? I didn't have any food and didn't get to see this $8 hot dog but all I can say is that better be one big dog.
Domestic Draft Beer (Budweiser, Bud Light, Yuengling) - $6
Imported Draft Beer (Sam Adams, Foster's, Heineken) - $6.50
Long Island Iced Tea - $7
Mixed Drink - $7
Jager Bomb - $8
Black Cherry Bomb - $8
A few things to note: No specialty flashy-light glasses for this event this year. Also, you can't order more than one drink per person. Several people get upset that they can't bring one to their friend. Universal is very strict about this rule.
I've uploaded a few pics of the event. Bear with me, my camera isn't the best with low light shots, (especially in the rain) so no beauty pics here. You can view more over on the Flickr page. The video is shot from the camera from the back of the crowd, so when it's zoomed in, it's a little shaky, and being a few beers down didn't help!
Click the video's title to open it in YouTube to view full-screen.