Phunk! Pump! Pow!

Partied the night away at the MOA concert grounds for the Black Eyed Peas concert. Well okay, not the entire night as there were dragging moments when I wondered why they didn’t get someone to host the event and moments when scenes from Apl de Ap’s Maalaala Mo Kaya episode flashed in my mind. And Smart launched their new logo. Errrrr. Whatevs. I hated that I had such a hard time using my Smart line at all last night to update Fb and Twitter!

Oh well. Aside from the Will.I.Am, Apl de Ap, Fergie and Taboo performing their worldwide hits such as Shut Up, Don’t Phunk With My Heart, Boom Boom Pow, I Gotta Feeling, Dirty Bit/Time of My Life, Don’t Stop The Party and Where Is The Love, there was also a portion when Wil.I.Am did some freestyle rap and wowed the audience with his mixes that included samples from Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Journey and Usher.

The US Ambassador graced the event and announced that he’s making the Fil-Am Apl de Ap an adviser to the US embassy in recognition for his charitable projects. Apl also talked about his foundation and performed a song with kids holding lots and lots of yellow balloons. Yellow, because the We Can Be Anything Campaign is a partnership between Apl de Ap’s and The Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation.

I just got to say that Fergie’s absolutely gorgeous and I loved it when she came up the stage wearing her pink dress with lights. Her performance of Big Girls Don’t Cry is still stuck in my head.

Got nothing to say about Taboo except I love his new hairstyle. Nagmukha siyang hot! :D

Rain, Vincci, Ace and me!

BEP amused the audience by saying Tagalog words. My most favorite albeit it’s in Taglish was, “Ready na ba kayo mag-party???” I replied with, “That’s what I came here for!!!” I think I said that too loud ‘coz the people stared at me for a good 3 seconds. Harhar. But hey, that’s the truth! :)

No doubt that the Black Eyed Peas is one of the best groups EVER. I’d be glad to break the collarbone of anyone who wants to disagree. Hehe. :p I felt for Fergie when she started crying and said, “This concert is our graduation. And we are the Black Eyed Peas!”

The night ended that we were all sweaty from jumping and dancing and singing and screaming. Everybody’s feeling that the night’s gonna be a good night was right. :)

Thanks, BEP! I hope it’s just really a break that you’re taking. The world needs more feel good music and stellar performaces. And thank you so much for performing PUMP IT. It’s my all-time favorite hit. It has also been my alarm tone for several years. :)

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Congrats to Futuretainment for producing an awesome show! Can’t wait for the next! :)

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listening to: Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry (ang perfect song sa drama ko kagabi after ng concert hahaha)

Rock Band > Pop Princess

A friend asked me why I spend so much (well not really) for concert tickets when I can just use the money for more important things (food, clothes, travel, drugs) and yeah, he has a point. Hindi naman ako mahilig manood ng concerts dati, nagsimula lang yata ang pag-aadik ko ng pagpunta sa concerts nung napanood namin sila David Cook and David Archuleta.

I gotta start saving for my out-of-town and out-of-the-country trips, so I gotta get the money for concert tickets out of my list of expenses… but right after I go to a concert this 1st quarter. :p I had to decide whether to watch… Taylor Swift on February 19

or Stone Temple Pilots on March 9.

I decided last week that I’ll go to the STP concert in Araneta. Bakit kamo? Ako na kanta ng kanta ng hits ni Taylor na You Belong With Me, Love Story at Half of My Heart (duet niya with John Mayer)? Ako na namirata agad ng songs from her latest album,  Back to December? Ako na ang alam lang na mga kanta ng STP ay Plush, Vasoline at Interstate Love Song? Hindi ko pa kabisado ang lyrics!

Ang sagot diyan ay, hindi rin ako sure. But I guess I want to try to experience a classic rockband concert. Classic naman sila, di’ba? Hahaha. Salamat sa internet at makakapag-download ako ng ibang songs nila para hindi naman ako mukhang tanga na nakatunganga lang sa concert.

Aba, sana kasi kung si Taylor Lautner ang darating sa Pinas.

Kahit tumahimik, tumayo lang siya sa Araneta at maghubad. Go ako, sa Super VIP section pa. With backstage pass. Eh hindi eh. :p

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listening to: STP – Wicked Garden

The John Mayer Experience

After a concert countdown that irked a lot of my friends, the calendar hit October 2 and just like that, John Mayer Day is finally over. 

I made sure I annoyed my followers and contacts before, during and a wee bit after the concert with updates and whatnots.

It’s this blog’s turn to annoy all you haters and make my fellow fans happy.

So, I was with Trick, Kassy, Joko,

Joline and Tamille. And umbrellas ann raincoats.

The concert started around 9 with Aiza Seguerra as the front act.

Aiza was amazing. She sang Runaway, Kiss From a Rose, Akala Mo (?), Bilanggo, Bette Davis Eyes and Ang Huling El Bimbo. My favorite from all those? Bilanggo. I didn’t like the original, but her version rocked the house! Kudos, Little Miss Philippines! :)

Aiza’s not only amazing, she’s also lucky because it didn’t rain (or at least, not much) when she and her band was onstage.

As for the main act, well, let’s just say that John Mayer got me wet. And all the other girls. Even the boys. Punyetang ulan. JM said, “You waited 5 months and then it rains.”  The rain was mostly a bitch, but it sorta made the experience fun. Haha, that’s how I imagined Woodstock would be like. Thank God it stopped raining sometime middle of the show.

Look at him.

He looked as if he just woke up and realized he has a concert to go to and just picked the nearest shirt and put it on. And the hair!!! Unruly. I know some girls who’ll give anything to run their fingers through those locks. Mwehehe, I’m not one of those girls. I’d rather get him a nicer shirt to put on. Or just have him shirtless!

LOL, okay, moving on…

JM and his boys performed No Such Thing, Perfectly Lonely, Aint No Sunshine, Slow Dancing in a Burning Room, Waiting on The World to Change, Your Body is a Wonderland, Who Says, Heartbreak Warfare, Gravity, Do You Know Me, Why Georgia, and for his last song– Half of My Heart with a sample of Don’t Stop Believing. And GASP! for encore, Edge of Desire. There was 1 or 2 songs that I don’t remember, simply because I don’t like them. Sad that he didn’t play My Stupid Mouth, Lovesong for Noone, Back to You and Friends Lovers or Nothing, but then again like what Gary V tweeted, it’s hard to choose when you have so many hits. But damnit. Huhuhu. I really wanted Neon in the setlist! Oh well! I hope he comes back next year and play all the other great songs!

Truth is, even if I don’t think he was THAT engaging concert-wise and even if I am not fond of people with a cleft chin, I still love him. Because John Mayer IS  John Mayer. And he’s a sexy sexy sexy man that can make me brave the rain on any given day. But hopefully, the next concert’s in Araneta.

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Thanks @29bullets for letting us use your camera! :)

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listening to:  John Mayer – Bigger than My Body

Tickets to The Greatest!

I thought I was listening to Dave Matthews the first time I heard No Such Thing. A blockmate had to tell me, “That’s not Dave Matthews. That’s John Mayer.” And of course, I replied, “Who the fuck is John Mayer?”

I googled and there he was… the singular perfection that no amount of future bad publicity can ever change.

Since 2001, there were times that I forgot who Dave Matthews is, but not a single day that I do not remember the genius that is John Clayton Mayer.

If I had to use just my fingers to enumerate my favorite songs of his, the songs would be…

My Stupid Mouth
’83
Back to You
Friends Lovers or Nothing
Why Georgia
Gravity
Heartbreak Warfare
Free Fallin’
Comfortable
& (my most favorite!!!)
Neon

They say he always includes neon in his setlist so I am preparing myself to sing my heart out. “When sky blue gets dark enough to see the colors of the city lights… a trail of ruby red and diamond white hits her like a sunrise………… she’s always buzzin just like neon… neon…” I guess my friends are also preparing to carry me to the nearest hospital just in case I faint out of immobilizing euphoria!

John Mayer: Live in Manila is just a few days away and I’d like all of you to experience his musical genius with me. No. I don’t have the money to buy tickets for all of you. Hehe. So, I’d like you all to join the Manila Concert Scene: John Mayer Live in Manila Contest by clicking on this link.

:)

Let me motivate you some more…

:p….

Goodluck!

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listening to: John Mayer – 83

Usher Live in Manila!

It’s confirmed.

The guy we call U-S-H-E-R R-A-Y-M-O-N-D is coming to Manila! Catch him on July 9, 2010 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. This wonderfulfantasticamazing gift is brought to us by Fearless Productions.

;)

…oh-oh-oh-oh-oh my gosh!

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listening to: Usher feat Will.I.Am – OMG

Move over, Justin!

It’s John Mayer time!

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What now, then? I can only really say for myself: Enjoy who I am, the talents and the liabilities. Stop acting careless. In fact, care more. Be vulnerable but stay away from where it hurts. Read. See more shows. Of any kind. Rock shows, art shows, boat shows. Create more art. Wear hoodies to dinner. Carry a notebook and hand it to people when they passionately recommend something and ask them to write it down for me. Root for others. Give more and expect the same in return, but over time. Act nervous when I’m nervous, puzzled when I don’t know what the hell to do, and smile when it all goes my way. And never in any other order than that. And when it’s all over, whether at the end of this fabulous career or of this life, which I hope takes place at the same time, I should look back and say that I had it good and I made the most of it while I was able. And so should you.

- John Mayer


*sigh* See you soon, love.

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listening to: John Mayer – Friends Lovers or Nothing

Shock Value II Tour Photos

A hundred sexy thanks (haha paano yun?) to Joanna Katrina for the superb pictures, to Carla for lending us the awesome Pacey (ze camera), and to the 2 Carlo’s for the Gold and VIP tickets!

But with these… moshpit quality, yes? =)


dinner @ Hooters


happy Carlo & steady Me after the Hooters Girls’ YMCA stupid dance prod


Timbo! Come on, Joko… scream!!!!!


Jojo & Timbo singing Losing Control


Jojo singing Too Little Too Late (Too Bad me thinks)


Justin in the house!!!!


JT! JT! JT! Ay Timbo, anjan ka pala!


The Best Tag Team


Kahit b&w, sexy pa rin.


Beatbox, baby. Drop those beats!!!!


I


LOVE


YOU


BRINGING


SEXY


BACK

Enjoy staring, people! Happy happy! =)

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listening to: Timbaland feat Keri Hilson – Scream

Marching On…

Because I am currently addicted to Timbaland (your fault again, Joko.)
and

because I used to obsess on Justin Timberlake
and, fine–

also because there was a time when Jojo sang my life with Too Little Too Late
I am going to…

I will be there with probably half of the female population.

Dear universe, please make JT sing more than 5 songs. I love Timbaland, but I have no idea how on earth he can go all hippity-hop by himself. Also, if you can, find a proxy for Jojo… say Madonna!!!!!! For Four Minutes live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahaha!!!

* poster from http://www.ticketworld.com.ph/newsreleases/article1066.asp

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listening to: Timbaland – Marching On

EMAX FTW!

In line with our I AM A WINNER campaign, I’m happy and proud to share that our company EPERFORMAX CONTACT CENTERS & BPO is sponsoring MUSICFEST 2010 featuring American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen, YouTube acoustic band sensation Boyce Avenue and all-male hip-hop dance crew JabbaWockeeZ.

The concert is on February 6, 2010 (Saturday), 8:00PM at McKinley Hill Open Grounds in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.

The first 50 applicants in both our Manila and Cebu sites to sign our offer will get free tickets!

Eperformax for the win! I lovelovelove this team!

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listening to: Kris Allen – No Boundaries

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