Bruno Mars Tour Review
By Lesa Browning
Polished. That is the first thing that comes to mind when I have to describe what I saw in Bruno Mars last week at San Jose’s SAP Center. The 27 year old entertainer has exploded in a relatively short time and has experienced tremendous success. I saw him last year and he was amazing. He is still amazing, maybe even more so if that is possible, but now he is polished. Everything he touches turns to gold. He KNOWS he is amazing. He knows he can do no wrong and that every woman in the arena would throw her date under the bus for him. This understanding by Mars gives him an added confidence above what I saw last year. It translates to an easy communication with his phenomenal band and in fun banter with the crowd.
Mars opened the evening with a very energetic performance of Moonshine and continued to play many of his humber one hits from both of his albums. He played for over 90 minutes, yet never played all of of his number one hits. Honestly, I am not sure anyone cares what he was singing. With Mars, the lyrics almost don’t matter. He is an old school talent, channeling the likes of Michael Jackson in a way that leaves the crowd speechless and wanting more. A Bruno Mars concert is not super flashy, no mega watt set made to distract you. It is all about the performance of Mars and his boys. Pure talent. This night in San Jose, we did get some confetti cannons and a few flashes of bright lights for the encore of Locked Out of Heaven, but that was about it in the “special effects” department.
It was a great show by a terrific performer, but Mars is nearing the point of almost being too polished. I will be happy when he is back in the studio making the next album because I am a fan of his music and like most fans, I just want more.
Check out the man, the music and tour at: www.BrunoMars.com