Ke$ha and Pitbull, Ak-Chin Pavilion, June 19, 2013
Pitbull and Ke$ha put together one of the most genius tours of the summer -- a pop princess and Spanish-speaking smooth rapper got the masses out at Ak-Chin Pavilion Wednesday night. The show wasn't quite sold out, but the venue was filled with way more people than either artist could have drawn on his or her own.
What really makes this dual star-type of bill magical is that there was no mediocre opener. The show was fun from beginning to end, including an energetic interlude video DJ set by the enthusiastic Jump Smokers.
At first, it was totally puzzling why Ke$ha was the show's opener. Sure, Pitbull has a slew of radio hits, too, but he is mostly heard on chart-climbing collaborations. How could he headline all by himself?