His stage presence evoked the riotous eroticism of rock legends such as Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant and Freddie Mercury. For Miguel, this artistic direction has been natural and liberating. His own all-white ensemble consisted of a biker jacket with feathers running down the arms — like the limbs of a flamingo — and uncomfortably tight, distressed jeans. Yet, just like his stadium rock aesthetic, his glistening abs were not a cheap trick to win new fans. He swept through so many minute-long cuts from his latest album, Wildheart, that it was impossible to keep track of what he was singing. And of course, he was shirtless.
Lucy. Age: 22.
Miguel taught the audience that eroticism and spirituality are two sides of the same coin.
Ximena. Age: 24.
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This first song swirled into an amorphous medley. It would be hard to believe any concert patron who denies sharing in this erotic experience, as if a year-old boy were to insist that he reads Playboy for the witty articles. Miguel stood there like a spiritual figure, preaching his own, eclectic brand of religion.