HOUSTON -- Singer-songwriter and producer Bruno Mars loves Houston, and Houston loves him.
The performer played before a record crowd at RodeoHouston on Thursday night.
The star later tweeted, "Houston Im speechless. That was definitely a first. I hope they call us every year to play the rodeo. We had a blast. See you real soon."
Those who attended the show said it was the real deal.
"Mars is, to put it plainly, a fantastic entertainer. He sings beautifully, is a charming dancer and was backed by a showy band, complete with horn section and their own impressive footwork. He’s an expert at playing to every person in the building. It’ll be hard for any forthcoming show to top this one," stated one Houston Chronicle review.