Did anyone else know that Pitbull (the artist) was coming to Massachusetts this past weekend? I was completely unaware he was in the area and it wasn't Mansfield or Boston.

On Sunday, March 12th, Pitbull had a concert in Lynn, Massachusetts at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium- a venue that's double the size of the Zeiterian Theatre, and no seat was a bad seat. The show kicked off at 8:00 PM with East Providence native DJ Screwloose (a.k.a. Eric Ferreira) who has grown immensely as a DJ throughout his career. His journey began in Providence DJing at Roxy/Lupos and rose to celebrity status working alongside DJ Hardwell, Nick Cannon, Tommy Lee, Machine Gun Kelly, and even the Chainsmokers.

It was right around 9:00 PM when Screwloose finished up his set, and Mr. 305 took the stage. A Dartmouth local- Jordan Paiva had front-row action as Pitbull put on a "must-see" performance.

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"If you've never seen him, you have to see him," Paiva said, "You know all of the songs and before every song, he explained the meaning behind the lyrics. He was spreading so much love, and how he wants his music to represent unity not hate."

The Miami rapper ended the night with a positive message, telling his fans not to worry so much about getting likes and followers and the importance of self-love. "Don't ever worry about being ugly," he concluded, "For it stands for U-Gotta-Love-Yourself."

If you're asking yourself the burning question: why Lynn? Pitbull claims that it wasn't his first rodeo in the Massachusetts city and thoroughly enjoyed the love the fans gave him when he last visited.

"He's not about the ego," Paiva said, "He said he could have sold out the Garden, but this is where people showed him the most love."

Again, unless I was living under a rock, this was the first I'm hearing of a Pitbull concert this close to home. I didn't see anything on my Facebook newsfeed, no chatter on the Instagram stories, and If it wasn't for Paiva's Snapchat video he sent to me of Pitbull performing his hit "Hotel Room Service", I would have never even known of his show.

There's always next time, I suppose.

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