Shortly before Ricky's first English solo album was released (which made him very popular), he did a commercial about traveling to Puerto Rico. His brown hair was very short at that time, and I remember I was happy to see him on TV again. My mother was with me at the time, and I saw Ricky's face and got real excited. I announced out loud, "Look, its Little Ricky Martin!"
My mom looked at me with a funny expression, "Um...Kim, he's not so little anymore."
Anyway, when Ricky's English solo album was released, he became very popular and he was shown on TV a lot. A lot of female teenagers were falling for him, and I couldn't believe it. Some of these girls were too young to know or remember when he was with Menudo. Even my teenaged niece (at the time) was beginning to like him. I was starting to feel old. My niece asked me what Ricky looked like when he was with Menudo, and since I didn't have any of my ol' Menudo pictures anymore, I thought I could find some on the internet. Sure enough, I found some Menudo pictures, and found a lot of pictures of Little Ricky. My niece enjoyed seeing him when he was a teenager. I had a fun time going through these pictures and seeing Charlie Masso and Ray Reyes again, I, especially, enjoyed seeing the other members of Menudo during 1983-1985.
Getting back to Ricky...I saw him on TV a lot, and I was getting to the point where I was getting a little tired of seeing him, but I still considered myself as a devoted fan. Ricky did come to Las Vegas, Nevada (a two hour drive from my place) a couple times to perform concerts. I didn't bother getting tickets, because people would camp out, so they will be able to get purchase their tickets. They were sold out quickly the first day. I didn't think I would ever have a chance getting a ticket.
For a year now, Ricky has been taking a break. I have been missing him. When he comes back, I am sure he will come back with a slash. A lot of his fans are going to be excited to see him again, and I wouldn't be surprised if he will gain a bigger crowd of fans from all over the world.