Holidays, at last… But a bittersweet feeling attached to it. Back when Shakira announced her El Dorado World Tour, I made sure to book the week that she was coming to Lisbon as holidays. I wanted to be ready, I didn’t want any type of work stress or pressure due to schedules or anything alike. I wanted to be in full Shakira mode so I could be alive, fresh and excited. I wanted to feel the moment as I had never felt before, I wanted to make sure that I would live every second of the concert. I was ready. Next November 21st would mark seven years since I last saw Shakira live in concert - exactly a day before the new show.
When Shakira announced the cancellation of the first show in Germany, my little fan world felt a small earthquake but everything was set for the upcoming show in Paris: the stage was ready, the band was in the city and even Shakira herself was there, everything was ready for a start but, in the end, she wasn’t and ended up cancelling the four next shows. While concerned, I never thought she would actually postpone the entire European leg. In my naive mind I thought: “If the shows were to be cancelled or postponed, she would have already told us” but it didn’t exactly happen like that. She was hopeful she would pull this off but a few days later, the big news were revealed and Shakira announced she was postponing her entire European leg for 2018. That was a rough day for me but I could never be disappointed, hurt or even mad at her. Not only she has given me so many reasons to love her unconditionally but her health should always come first and that is her (and mine) main priority.
It saddens me to see a few fans hating on her and accusing her of lack of professionalism something she never was and certainly won’t be. While this is indeed a bittersweet feeling, all I am hoping is that, at the end of the day, I get to experience this day soon and look her in the eyes once more as she truly inspires me to follow what I believe in, to fight for equality and to be a better person. #toneladasdeamorparashakira #shakira #eldoradoworldtour #fanconfession #chantaje #perrofiel@shakira