| Saturday, April 19, 2008
| SULIT ang P2,500! =)
|Side A concert was so overly worth it!!! i really love you guys, your voices and performance never fade…through the years.
i was at Music Musem at 7pm, waiting for Jing and Jam. nasayang lang yung pinila ko dun because i can’t go in dahil na kay Jam pa yung tickets. so i was just waiting inside the bar, while people were already going inside the actual venue.
medyo palpak pa nga yung sa ticket booth nila eh. kasi while i was waiting, i asked were the restrooms were, eh sa loob pala. so i went inside diretso sa CR, that’s when i realized na di pala ako sinita when i went it kasiiI didn’t give ticket naman eh. i was thinking siguro sa taas may “checkpoint” pa. kasi we just bought the 1k tickets eh, so free seating sa taas. when i was to go back dun sa bar area, gusto pa akong tatakan nung sa ticket booth, yung tipong mark lang na you just went out and just show the tatak when you get in again. hahaha, but i said 'no' na, na-konsyensya naman ako noh, hehe.
when Jing & Jam arrived, we went in na. and i was surprised na wala na palang bantay sa taas. so if i just went up the 1st time i went in, di na din pala ako masisita na wala akong ticket, sayang. hahaha. they were not tight with their security huh. at paglabas namin ni Jam para mag-smoke before the show started, may mga scalpers na naghahanap ng sobrang tickets. sayang talaga, sana nabenta ko pa yung saken para free na yung ticket ko. mwehehe.
anyway, sulit pa din, you’ll know why later…
the show started at 830pm, with Side A and Manila Philharmonic Orchestra. as usual, start pa lang, super ok na. it was so sad lang talaga na di na sila complete, as in yung original, no more Joey Benin and Kelly Badon. pero ok din naman yung dalawang bago, younger but also talented. and ang cool pa ni Leevon! =)
around past 9pm, Piolo came in na!!! wow, super gwapo! AS IN!!! ang problem lang, we were seated sa may taas, right side. eh si Piolo was standing sa left side ng stage. so di talaga namin makita kasi medyo malayo pa din ng konti. eh since hindi naman puno yung sa baba (2,500 & 1,800) and knowing na di ganun ka-tight ang security, niyaya ko silang bumaba, hehehe. so dire-diretso kaming 3 sa baba, dedma lang sa mga bantay sa doors. we went to the aisle nearest Piolo at dun ko talaga nakita kung gaano sya ka-gwapo! as in super up close, as in super gwapo. sabi nga nung isang girl seated beside me, nakakamatay ang kagwapuhan nya. hahaha.
ang shungak lang ni Jing coz she forgot to bring her cam, despite my reminder to her the day before, hay! kaya ayun, nagtiis kami sa 3.2 megapixel camera phone ni Jam, ang corny!
after Piolo’s number, around 3 songs lang sya, he went backstage na. kaya lahat kaming mga girls na nagpunta sa aisle, nagbalikan na. but i didn’t want to go up anymore, so i just occupied the vacant seats sa likod (P1,800), 3 vacant seats yun kaya sakto sa amin. hahaha.
btw, when Jam arrived at the venue and saw that Joel Cruz of Aficionado was 1 of the sponsors, she was texting her cousin who was the assistant of Joel Cruz. so when we were seated at the back already, nakita nya yung cousin nya sitting in front, sa right side. then i saw 3 vacant seats sa mismong harapan na gitna, just beside them. the cameraman was sitting on the 4th chair. so i told Jam to ask her cousin if we can transfer there, tutal middle of the show na naman eh, i don’t think may hahabol pang guests to occupy those seats. fortunately, she texted back “sige, lipat na kayo!”. hala , takbo kaming tatlo sa harapan, sa P2,500 seats! hahaha. as in right in front on the stage, beside the cameraman. kapag nga kinukunan kami ng cameraman, feeling namin pati pores namin kita eh, that’s how close we were. at yung mga paa namin eh nakatapak pa sa stage. i even handed 1 flyer to Ai-ai when she was looking sa mga flyers sa stage eh. hehe, close?! yup, super close kami sa kanila! =)
Ai-ai was really a performer. super funny and bastos talaga sya. hahaha. and i was surprised to hear her sing acapela ha, she has improved a LOT. when i first watched her sa concert sa USA years ago, she was more of a comedienne, but now, she really can sing huh. at gumiling-giling pa talaga sa harap namin, ay, ng cameraman pala. haha.
back to Side A, i was so happy they sang those fast songs i terribly missed, like yung mga Head over Heels, etc. those songs na talagang mapapatayo ka sa upuan mo at sasayaw talaga. kainis pa kasi nga nasa 2,500 kami, pa-sosyal yung mga tao. ayaw tumayo kahit na pinapatayo na ni Joey G. pero kami, dedma, we were dancing the night away. gusto ko nga kausapin yung cameraman kung pwede i-edit yung part namin, kasi super tutok sa amin yung camera eh we were all sweaty, dahil feel na feel ang pagsayaw, hahaha.
and of course, the usual drama na “this is our last song”, lights out and we were shouting “MORE!” as if naman di namin alam na may kasunod pa, hehe.
and so, the “senti” moments began, they sang medley of “Set You Free, Eva Marie, Hold On, Only You, and Forevermore!” grabe, super na-mesmerize ako sa performance level ni Joey, ganun pa din sya kagaling. parang bumalik kaming lahat sa college teener days na nag-reminisce ng aming mga past loves, mwehehe.
it was really sulit, so worth it for 2,500! hahaha. i wanted to watch it again nga the next day eh, si Sam Milby naman instead of Piolo. yeah, i never get tired of Side A and their music. bitin pa ako sa 2.5 hours nila ha, i really wanted more. pero ok na din kasi kinanta naman nila ang Only You eh.
after that, sinundo na si Jam ng hubby nya. while Jing and i ate late dinner sa Pasto. we just ate sandwiches lang kasi sa Music Museum eh, kaya we were both hungry after. we even saw Side A going home, sayang kasi for sure, nakaalis na nun si Piolo. if not,,, =) sad thing lang he’s a BI noh, pero super gwapo pa din kahit ganun sya! =)
overall, it was a really great night. having fun with my 2 girlfriends and watching our fav band of all times. i love you Side A! and Papa P! =)
|posted by apple @ 1:57 AM