Saturday night at London's G-A-Y club, singer Enrique Iglesias treated a crowd of mostly gay men to a special performance of his hit "Hero," in which he brought a male audience member up on stage and serenaded him. He ended the performance by singing to the lucky guy while wrapping his arms around him, then planting a kiss on his forehead.
A fan who attended the concert said he asked, "Should I bring a girl or guy to the stage?"
And of course the public went mental and shouted, "Guy guy guy!" To which Iglesias responded, "Oh shit, it is a guy then!"
Enrique started looking at the crowd and ordered the venue to turn the lights on. He looked and looked until he found this Filipino guy and invited him to the stage. He started singing "Hero" and said, "Let's pretend I am gay for few minutes."
Another fan who was there Saturday night said:
I was there on Saturday night, and may it be noted for the record what a fantastically good sport Enrique was.
Obviously straight as a die, but clearly a pro at working the gay crowds. This was not the first time he has done this kind of show. He walked down the narrow gangplank into the crowd and there were men with their hands literally squeezing his crotch and backside to the extent that at one point he had to cup the Iglesias cojones for dear life.
Here's some video of the event:
Obviously, Enrique has a new album to sell (it's called Insomniac and it comes out June 12), so who knows if he did this because he really wanted to, or he was hoping to court a fanbase that's a wide open sea for any male star to fish into? Either way, it's working. I've heard many gay men say after watching the video and hearing about it they have pre-ordered his new album, and even ordered his old ones.