It was a can't-miss event for some lucky 25,000 people who snagged free tickets to Jennifer Lopez's very first concert in the borough she was born in and a real crowd-pleaser for folks from the Bronx who seemed the majority Wednesday night. NY1's Erin Clarke filed the following report.
Jenny from the block came home Wednesday—and fans of the Bronx-born artist couldn't have been happier.
"'Waiting for tonight'—that is my all time favorite JLo song. I love JLo. Wooo!" said one fan.
"She's from the Bronx. Have to represent the Bronx. We love her," another said.
...Especially since JLo's inaugural concert in the Boogie Down was free.
"My husband is in love with JLo and the last time he saw her she was pregnant at Madison Square Garden, so we're here and it's a freebie so thank you J! Thank you. We appreciate that," a third fan said.
Lopez continued her week of giving back to the community with a performance at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park for 25,000 people after launching a health campaign at Montefiore Medical Center Sunday.
"She's a great female role model. She's done so much in her career. She's always given back to the community," said another fan.
The singer, actress and dancer didn't disappoint with mostly old favorites, putting on a crowd-pleasing performance.
"You know, I think it was really cool when people like Fat Joe that came out to represent the Bronx. Ja Rule was cool too as well, too French Montana. I loved the whole when everyone had their x's up and you know just see the whole sea of people that were just around, just all the love for the Bronx that I think was really spectacular," said one attendee.
Fans say they hope JLo makes it back to the Bronx for another concert.
In the meantime they anticipate her tenth album, expected out later this year.