Britney Spears Live in Manila

Britney’s concert here in Manila was 19 years in the making, it was a dream come true!

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I’m a big fan of Britney. My room was filled with posters you would think that it’s my wallpaper! Through her, I was introduced to the world of pop.

I followed Britney’s career since 1999. I fell in love with her songs, rejoiced whenever I watched her music videos, sang along to her live performances, cried when she stumbled, and cheered for her to get back to her feet again. So basically I’m a big fan.

The Road to Watching Britney Live

When it was officially announced that she will have her first ever concert here in the Philippines I knew that I would do everything to watch her perform live. Thankfully a good friend of ours knew the promoter. He helped us secure good tickets minus the hassle of lining up or waiting for the online selling to begin. My mind was basically like this.

I can only afford to shell out P6,000 for her tickets (USD 111) which was good for Upper Box tickets. Thank heavens for my brother! He was kind enough to upgrade my tickets to Lower Box B (P10,500 or USD 233). I was shouting out loud, in my mind, when he said that he will sponsor the upgrade for my tickets.

I had a sudden flashback of my high school days, when my free time would be spent memorizing her music video choreography, watching her concert DVD over and over again, or reading magazines to get the latest news about her.

April came and we finally received our tickets. I almost cried when I held it in my hands. In my mind, it was my passport to an event I had been waiting for 19 years.

See you soon , @britneyspears ! ❤❤❤❤❤

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Experience of a Lifetime

The day finally came, there were butterflies in my stomach. I will finally see Britney, in the flesh, performing live in front of me.

My brother, his partner, and I walked from Botejyu to the Mall of Asia Arena after dinner. Each step we made brought us a step closer to my queen. I knew that in just a few hours her show will start.

Shortly after arriving at the concert venue we made our way to our seats. After locating our seats I left my brother and his partner.

Amazing seats! Ang lapitd See you soon @britneyspears ❤❤❤

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I wanted to take a closer look at her official concert merchandise. I knew that I would regret not buying anything. At first, I only bought an armband. In my mind, at least I have something tangible to save aside from the ticket.

My husband thought otherwise, he urged me to buy a shirt because this is just a once in a lifetime concert. I happily lined up again to get a shirt! The long wait to get the shirt was worth it! I have something special from her first ever concert here in Manila!

Merch! ❤❤❤ #britneyspears #britneyinmanila

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Our Queen

After waiting for more than an hour, the show started. You could hear people screaming, going wild when they caught a glimpse of Britney taking her position on the stage. When the beat dropped the crowd went mad.

Love you @britneyspears ! Manila loves youuuu. #britneyinmanila #britneyspears

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My eyes were glued to her the entire time that she was performing. She had a certain aura that would make you just focus your eyes on her. Each move was on-point, she was amazing!

That legendary entrance! #BritneyAtMOAArena

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I won’t go into detail of each song she performed because you will just read the word amazing over and over again. One thing is for certain, she is an incredible performer. The crowd would go crazy every time she comes out of the stage. You would hear each person singing along to her hits, even the newer ones from her latest album.

Time for Toxic! #BritneyAtMOAArena

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When you look at her, you would see the same old Britney from the 90’s. She is the same charismatic girl who owned our hearts.

Britney Hangover

Everyone was on a high after the concert ended. People lined up like crazy at the merchandise booths. We were all singing along to the songs played by the brand booths. People coming down from the escalators were singing, those who were waiting for their turn in the merchandise booth were singing, and those who were exiting the concert grounds were singing too!

@britneyspears concert hangover. Hanggang sa paglabas at pagbili ng merch. #britneyinmanila #britneyspears

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Everyone left with a smile on their face knowing that we are part of her first concert in Manila. This is something I would remember forever.

How about you?Have you attended the concert of your favorite artist? How was your experience? Share it with me below!

 

 

Regine’s Silver Concert

Last night, Regine Velasquez held her 25th anniversary concert, Regine Velasquez “Silver,” at the MOA Arena. The venue was full of Reginians and of people who like her. I was looking forward to this concert because I was with my closest friends, because I wanted to see her perform live, first time to watch it at the corporate sosh/posh suite, ,because this is my first legit local concert, and my second concert this year, well ever in my life!

Our seats…
view from where we were seated 🙂
fish and chips plus margarita 😀

Once the orchestra, Raul Mitra, and Mr.C came in, the crowd went wild. Everybody was waiting for this, everybody wanted to see her sing! The overture played and I felt chills, seryoso. 🙂 Of course this plus hearing Ate Joyce scream, I was like this show will be AWESOME!

However when Regine came in, she didn’t look well, at one point I noticed that she was catching her breath in between the dance routine. I felt that something was off. Her voice wasn’t hitting some of the high notes so it made me think if she was really okay.

After her song, that was when she admitted to everybody that she was sick. My best friend even told me that Regine seemed to have lost her voice. True enough, paos si Ate. 🙁 She started crying saying that she wanted to give us her best, but she wasn’t even able to give even 50% of herself because of the virus she caught. People started cheering her, we all clapped and encouraged her to make her feel that she doesn’t need to explain anything. We understood that crap happens, and that we know that she is a great singer she need not prove anything to us or to her haters.

What she showed is true professionalism, she is a real performer ready to give everything that she can for the crowd. I guess this separates her from the other singers. Regine has a personality that is very unique. She was so honest! I almost cried when she said that she was expecting the worst, that the crowd will boo her and that we will leave the arena. Nobody left, everybody was there for her! Her fans don’t just like her, they love her and they are very understanding. They know how hard she worked for this, and how much she wanted to give us her best. It was then that I realized that I am becoming a true blue Reginian, yes I like her and everything my favorite song pa nung bata ako is Zoom na rendition ni Regine and Bluer than Blue, but last night she gained my respect.

Not only did she give us everything that she can, she showed how much she loved what she was doing and just how passionate she is with her craft. Aside from that she showed just how much she loved Ogie and her boo boo bear. She sang God Gave Me You, and I cried, the way she sang it was just so beautiful.

When she came out and announced that she will be having a repeat or a take 2 and that we should all hold on to our tickets. The concert will be for free to all of the ticket holders. Everybody was ecstatic even more when MOA said that they will be giving the venue for free (good job guys). She danced gangnam style out of joy! Here are Cacai’s tweets about it:

I resist to post any of her performances because I know that it might just hurt her feelings, but here’s Vice, Regine, and Sweet. 🙂 Get well soon, and see you at Silver Take 2! 🙂