BY: Luis Vazquez
The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City yesterday evening was the site of a special HBO Latino viewing of the Romeo Santos documentary, “The King Stays King.” The television special, which will be shown this Friday, May 3 at 8pm ET with an encore on Cinco de Mayo at 7pm ET, will present the behind-the-scenes story of Romeo Santos’ first solo tour with highlights of three sold out concerts at Madison Square Garden. It will include footage of Romeo before those concerts and some of the performances, which included guest stars P. Diddy, Usher, and Wisin & Yandel, among others.
The film was shown with samples of the interactive touch screens that will be made available to audiences on Facebook. The second screen can be seen on HBO GO as fans of Romeo can share their thoughts and interact with others while chatting on Facebook and Twitter—all made available throughout the special.
Anthony Santos was the center of attention when he arrived in the pavilion. Though looking a bit worn, but stylish in his open burgundy dress shirt and wide rim glasses. He shared a pre-show tactic he uses to prepare. “I do pushups for many reasons. I feel like it helps me sing better from my diaphragm.” Romeo said “And it also makes me look more buff for the ladies.” He also gave some insight into how demanding it can be to do tours and events. “Sometimes when I go on stage I am really exhausted. But the energy of the fans makes it go away.” Romeo explained, “When I leave the stage it comes back and more aggressive.”