I’m not sure if I knew it at the time, but this turned out to be the last Menudo concert I would ever attend. I had gone away to college a couple of months earlier. As soon as I got to school, I could feel my pull away from the group beginning and my obsession with them starting to wane. I was suddenly faced with a whole new world of friends, opportunities, and music. I wanted to experience college life to the fullest. And if I continued solely focusing on Menudo, that would not happen. My friend, Rhonda, got me this ticket and I wanted to come in for it. But the night before the show, when my friends & I stopped by the hotel, I could already feel things were different.
We were there only a short time and I remember leaving to go to a party. I never would have done that before. Then the show was even a bit off.
I mean, they had two Freestyle performers open up for them. Mind you, this was their transformation into more of a rock group. They even had a live band playing with them. So to have Sa-Fire & The Cover Girls open made zero sense. Also, the group was now down to only four members. You could feel the tides were turning for Menudo.
I know I enjoyed the show, but honestly after I went back to school, I realized that my Menudo journey was over. The guys were now all younger than me, which felt very weird. I think I realized that it was time to move on. Man, is it sad thinking about it now. But if I had continued following them in the way I had been, I never would have begun experiencing all the music & shows that were yet to come my way. I will always hold a very special place in my heart for these guys and these times in my life. I have some of the most amazing memories and I made some wonderful friends during these years. I wouldn’t change a thing!!