It’s A Slow Dance Night

8123+Tour+1380286_10151867002930798_3748#8123TourMNL: My first concert in 2014. I was thrilled when I found out that The Maine, This Century, and Nick Santino are coming back to the Philippines. I didn’t think twice about watching the show. I just needed to find a concert buddy. Anyway, as January 12 was approaching, I didn’t really feel excited. I only felt that excitement when I finally bought my ticket, and that’s it. Quite weird. Then I realized, it’s probably because I haven’t been to a concert in months! (Well I’m kinda used to going to shows almost every month so..) Continue reading

If I Strum Chords, Would You Sing A Song With Me?

This is a photo of my collection of guitar picks that I got from the concerts I’ve been to. I know that for some, it’s “just” a guitar pick, but these babies are important for me because they are souvenirs for some of the best nights of my life. Each one of them has a different story. Continue reading

Everything I Ask For

When I went to the hotel last February 15, I brought printed photos of the LIV5 bands with me, hoping that I might get them signed. But all I got was the Austin Bello‘s autograph. So I thought I’d never get any autographs from the other bands..

But guess what? I was one of the 20 lucky winners of Alabang Town Center’s signed LIV5 photos promo! YAYAYAYAYAYYYYYYYYYYYY!

Mechanics: First 20 to tweet @AlabangTownCntr a photo with friends during LIV5 wins! Thank God I have a photo with a friend! It was the only one! Haha. The fun fact is that I met this online friend for the first time during the show! Well, actually I’ve seen her before in other events, but we still didn’t know each other back then. So yayy! ❤

The Ready Set

Forever The Sickest Kids

The Summer Set

A Rocket To The Moon

A+ Dropouts

Blog Title inspired by the song: Everything I Ask For – by The Maine

Tonight Will Last Forever

LIV5 Day 3 – BEST. CONCERT. EVER.

(Day 1 & Day 2)

It’s everything I’ve prayed for.

  • Meet & Greet session with The Ready Set (It wasn’t one on one, but I was beside him in the group photo. I look like crap but idc.
  • Jordan signed my shirt using my own Sharpie
  • I was able to get to the front during The Ready Set’s part of the show
  • Eye contact with Jordan
  • Andy saw my sign and he smiled
  • I wasn’t in front when the other bands played but my view was okay and I didn’t get squished or anything, so it was cool
  • I was able to get (not buy) this ID thing
  • First time to win a guitar pick (over a war with other fangirls) with the band name written on it
  • I was able to buy a TRS guitar pick from some guy
  • I got FTSK setlist for free
  • Got to see some of my SHG friends and met a new friend

My parents and I arrived at TriNoma at around 2pm. The first thing we did was to claim my Meet & Greet stub with The Ready Set from Ms. Joy of Music Management International. Then we had lunch and my best friend, Reiko, joined us. We were about to go inside the venue but then it rained hard. So we waited for it to stop before we (Papa, Reiko, and I) lined up. Iza joined us afterwards. They let us in after waiting for a couple of minutes.

Reiko & I

When we found our seats, my friends and I went to the merch booth. While walking, I passed by Christian Skirmont! I was like, “Hi Christian” and then he was like “Hey, how are you?” ♥ I’d ask for a hug and a photo but he was kinda in a hurry and he’s with someone.

While waiting for the show to start, I was so restless because I’ll be having my Meet & Greet session with The Ready Set in a while.

(photo by: Larence Dionisio)

A+ Dropouts finally went out. To be honest, I don’t know any of their songs. But they are pretty amazing live. These kids are so talented and good looking too! I didn’t scream and jump so much because I wanted to save energy for The Ready Set. While performing, they were throwing guitar picks and ballers to the crowd. I love how most fell on the aisle then the crowd had to beg the bouncers and photographers to give them the stuff. Haha.

 

Cheska Zaide*                                     Lucas Tomlinson*

 

Evan Apodaca**                                  Brendan Evans**

(photos by: Larence Dionisio* & Iza Artillero**)

My spot during A+ Dropouts. Showing on the screen is The Ready Set’s advertisement for the Ayala Malls app 🙂

(photo by: A+ Dropouts)

During the short technical break, the Meet & Greet for The Ready Set was held. I find it unfair, because the persons-in-charge chose specific people to get in first for a ‘one-on-one’ meet & greet. I was in line, and then they told me, “The line is over there”. I couldn’t do anything. Oh well. The people said the photo will be in groups of 5. However, our group only consisted of 4. While waiting in line, I saw Jordan Witzigreuter with other people, walking to the tent. I got teary-eyed already. I was about to cry but then we saw the members of The Summer Set went to the backstage, so I got distracted. We finally entered the tent and I got a feeling of mixed emotions. I just can’t explain it. I hugged Jordan again, then I was able to get beside him during the photo. And, I was able to get him to sign my shirt. Thank God we were allowed to do so. Jordan was actually holding a pen that time, but I have a fabric pen on my pocket (We were asked to leave our bags outside the tent) then I handed it to him and was like, “Can you please sign my shirt?” and he was like, “Oh okay” then he took my pen. Awww he used my pen to sign my shirt 😀 and then after that. I don’t actually remember if I said I love you. Gosh I was out of my mind. But I remember that I told him that I was the girl from yesterday with the “AJ Fresh” sign that he tweeted about last night. And he said, “Oh that’s awesome” ♥

Did I mention that I made a new friend? Yup, the girl behind me in the line. Her name is Sarah. She went to the show alone so I invited her to join me and my friends. But then we lost each other after the Meet & Greet.

(photo by: Larence Dionisio)

When The Summer Set took the stage and started to play The Boys You Do, I was like, WOW. Everyone, as in EVERY SINGLE PERSON, around me were jumping and singing along! Even my dad! Now that’s awesome! It’s the first time ever that I’ve experienced this ‘cause in the previous concerts that I’ve been to, usually, most people around me were just standing. I didn’t know how fun this is until now. I’m not that tall so I really don’t have the best view, but it was good enough. I can clearly see Brian Dales. I can also see the others but it will take little effort. BUT STILL IT WAS SO FUN. I just can’t get over it. Brian sounds so great live! – better than in recorded songs. They ended their set with Young, my favorite song from their debut album, Love Like This. Another interesting thing is that, every song in their set list is a part of my top favorite TSS songs! It made me so happy. I wish they could’ve played more songs though. I guess when they come back? J Oh, and also, I find it cute and adorable when Brian said “Mahal kita.” ♥

Brian Dales*

  

Jess Bowen*                                 Josh Montgomery**

  

Stephen Gomez*                           John Gomez*

(photos by: Manila Concert Scene* & Iza Artillero**)

(photo by: Eric Halvorsen of A Rocket To The Moon)

Again, there was a short technical break. The bouncers at the venue ask the audience to go back to their seats during breaks.

You know that feeling when you’re thinking –– KUNG DI AKO MAKAPUNTA SA HARAP, PATAYAN NA. Hahaha. I’m not violent or anything, but that’s exactly how I felt. I’m not going to the last LIV5 show tomorrow at Market! Market!, so it means, today at TriNoma (3rd show) will be the last time that I’ll get to see The Ready Set. So what I did was: I sat on the front row/center seat, even though the seat number is different from my stub. Well, no one was sitting there and no one was claiming that it is his/her seat. When I felt that the show is about to start, and when people are starting to go back to the front, I stood up. Little by little I walked forward and I stopped when I was like beside one of the bouncers at the front. I was patiently waiting, and I didn’t let anyone get in front of me.

photo by me

THEN FINALLY THE READY SET IS ON STAGE! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I RAN TO THE VERY FRONT BWAHAHAHAHA. First song was The Ghost of Los Angeles. At first, I really couldn’t hear anything because the bass was too loud, but I was still screaming! I STOPPED BREATHING, WILL YOU CATCH ME NOWWW~ AAAHHHHHH. And then I think after the chorus, the sound was better. Then they played Young Forever – the first song I’ve heard from Feel Good Now EP; and the song that I used for my entry for MMI’s Lip Sync Contest (in which I won the Meet & Greet pass). Amazing performance! I love how Andrew “Andy” Snyders & Deryck Stanek were doing the drum thing on both sides of the stage! I was screaming HEY HEY WE’LL BE YOUNG FOREVER~ and it felt SO GOOD. The next one is Spinnin’ – one of the first songs that I’ve heard from The Ready Set. I remember how its official lyric video made me quite dizzy. Lol. Then they played Killer. I fell more in love with this song after hearing it live. Another awesome performance. I love the transition in the part where the lyrics went “Bootleg emotions, bottled up explosions…” and I didn’t expect the whole clapping thing after that part and then back to the chorus. Next song is Stays Four The Same – one of my favorites from the album I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming. I NEED A LITTLE MORE THUNDER, A LITTLE MORE LIGHTNING, A LITTLE MORE YOUUUU~ ♥ Next in line is their magical performance of Hollywood Dream. Yup, magical~ Don’t ask me why, I myself don’t even know. That’s just how I felt. CE-ELE-EBRITY COME AND BE WITH ME~ Then they played More Than Alive – one of the songs that has made an impact on my life. “Follow the freeway, break the routine, ‘cause EVERYTHING IS SECOND TO YOUR DREAMS~” While this song was being played, I can imagine myself as one of the people in the party scene of the music video. Haha. The next song is Back To Back – this song really caught my attention the first time I heard it. It’s just so catchy and I just really love it. I’m really happy that this song made it to the setlist. I was the only one left (in our area) singing when this song was played. Lol. Last but not the least, Love Like Woe!!! The song that made me fall in love with The Ready Set, and the first ever song that I’ve heard. This is the part when the entire crowd was really wild. Everyone’s screaming WOAH OH OH OH~ and then during the bridge part of the song, Jordan sat on stage, and surprisingly he went down and ran through the aisle so that he can go near to the other fans. So cool of him! And then he rushed back to the stage. I actually thought he wasn’t gonna make it before the songs ends, but he did! Yay!

photo by: Manila Concert Scene

photo by me

Also, during The Ready Set’s part of the show, I had an eye contact with Jordan. I’ve been denying it to myself and I don’t know why. But now I’m sure that his eyes were on mine ♥ I just don’t remember which song/s it happened. I got to caught up in the moment omg. I love how the girl on my left is also a big fan of The Ready Set. We were screaming the lyrics together, well most of the time, ‘cause there are some songs that I think she doesn’t know. Lol. Oh, and Andy saw my “AJ Fresh” sign!!! Awesomeeeeeee ♥ I originally planned not to take any photos (just like in yesterday’s show) so that I can just enjoy the show, but then I wanted to take advantage of being in the front row so I took a few shots.

photo by: Manila Concert Scene

Gosh I was so tired after their performance! I felt like my lungs are gonna give up. Too much screaming and jumping and shouting the lyrics. Hahaha. I kinda hoped to get some guitar picks or drum stick, but it didn’t happen. Oh, and the setlist! Damn. Christian had two and he handed it out to us. Guess what happened? I got squished by the girls beside me, both sides! It was so painful that bad words accidentally came out of my mouth. I tried to reach for the setlists but my arms are WAY shorter than that of the other girls so yeah..

Front row! Yay!

(photo by: Christian Skirmont)

Anyway, I was so overwhelmed after The Ready Set’s performance. The show hasn’t ended yet but at this point, I declare this show, LIV5 @ TriNoma, as the BEST CONCERT EVER.

 

Andrew Snyder*                                   Deryck Stanek*

Travis Rountree**

(photos by: Iza Artillero* & Che Crisostomo**)

During the short break, I went away from my area. I need to breathe. Whew. Hahaha. I also need water. So my dad got me and my friends a bottle of water for each. Also, I learned that when everybody ran to the front, my dad (who was behind me that time) protected me from being pushed to the barricade. Awww thank you Papa :’)

(photo by: Manila Concert Scene)

A Rocket To The Moon is next – my best friend’s favorite band! I’m so happy for her. I tried to push her to the front but then she couldn’t get there anymore. But we were still very close to the stage though, but the huge bouncer was kinda blocking her view. When they started to play, the crowd was so loud in singing along! You can clearly see that the band is enjoying very much. The smiles on their faces just won’t go away! Then they played one of my favorite songs by them, Baby Blue Eyes. This one is epic. The first part of the song was acoustic and then most, if not all, of the crowd were singing along. I love this kind of performances. After another song, they played my favorite ARTTM song, Dakota. BARAP BAP BA BARAP BAP BARAP BARAAAA~ Oh I just love this song so much. During the last two “barap” thingy, they let the crowd sing, and on the last one, they stopped playing their guitars/drums for a while, so all you can hear is the crowd screaming the lyrics. Good times. After playing the heartbreaking song, Like We Used To, they played Mr. Right!! The crowd went wild again! People were jumping and singing along.

 

Nick Santino*                                Eric Halvorsen*

 

Justin Richards*                            Andrew Cook**

(photos by: Manila Concert Scene* & Iza Artillero**)

Reiko brought her amazing drawing of Nick Santino to the show (she made it for a project during her freshman year in college). Nick Santino noticed it! Yay! Also, since it’s my third time to see them, I quite learned some lyrics. Meaning, this show, I was able to sing along more than the first show.

Oh, and before I forget, I GOT A GUITAR PICK!! WOOOO!! It landed like in front of me then I was able to get it! Haha. I thought no one saw it, but then my dad told me that he blocked the other fangirls so that they won’t get it. HAHAHA. Thank you Papa! :*

(photo by: Manila Concert Scene)

The last band, Forever The Sickest Kids, is about to go onstage. I saw this girl on our area, holding a red rose and I heard her say that it’s for Jonathan. Awwww ♥ I’m glad she, and her friend, was able to get to the front – my spot during The Ready Set. FTSK is the last band to perform, and yet the crowd is still so full of energy! The band was just amazing. I have known there for years and I never imagined that I would actually get to see them. To start things off, I wanna say that the sparkly FTSK thing on the mic stand rocks! Well, I love sparkles. Haha. Then they finally went out and opened with Keep On Bringing Me Down. That’s a great song but I didn’t lose control until they played Whoa Oh! – my favorite FTSK song ever; first FTSK song I’ve ever heard. WHOA OH WHOA OH WHOA OH! They are so amazing omg! I love how Jonathan does this dance, that thing he does with his arms (I don’t know what it’s called LOL), then the tricks he does with the microphone like throwing then catching it. So cooool! And I love how they connect with the audience, like how Jonathan gives eye contact to the fans. And then at one part of the show, Jonathan was like, “Man, these barricades are getting on my nerves.” And for the second time (the first one was during the first show at Alabang Town Center), he asked if there is any way the people from behind can get through the barricades “safely” – yes he emphasized that word. I wasn’t able to see if people were able to get to the front but then a friend told me that she did jump off the barricade. Haha.

I also love how Jonathan Cook sang, “Manila, oh, Manila you are my favorite town~”. He also sang it during the first and second show. But this time, he sang “I feel like dancing tonight~” Yeahhhh.

I really had a blast during this set. So far, Forever The Sickest Kids, is the best band I’ve seen live, in terms of performance. No kidding. If you’re a concertgoer, you have to see this band before you die. They’re just amazing.

 

Jonathan Cook                              Caleb Turman

 

Austin Bello                                    Kyle Burns

(photos by: Manila Concert Scene)

After the show, my friends and I hung out at the merch booth. I was looking for my dad, and while doing so, I was also trying my luck in finding some guitar picks around the venue. Hahaha. I couldn’t find my dad. But then I saw Sarah again, and she told me that she saw my dad. So yeah I told my dad I was just gonna hangout with my friends for a while. Then I took Sarah too the merch tables because she said she couldn’t find them. Then I got the chance to hang out with some of my friends from SHG! After that, Iza, Reiko, and I roamed around the venue to try to ask some people if we can have their IDs (the one that has a photo of LIV5 on it) for remembrance. Lol. They won’t give anything to us. Some guys are even selling theirs for P100-P200. Luckily, one bouncer gave me his ID! Yay! At first I thought he wasn’t gonna give it to me because he just passed by me, then I looked back at him and then he removed it and gave it to me in a “pa-simple” way, with a smile. Yiieee :”> Hahaha.

But then, we are still desperate, so we went near the stage to try to ask for anything (guitar picks, drum sticks, setlists, just anything) and then this very nice guy gave me an FTSK setlist! Yes omg. He just gave it to me, he didn’t ask for money or anything. Then I heard he gave drumsticks to this group of people beside us. He’s so nice!

Then my friends and I were being told by this other person that we should go away already. LOL. So we did, but we were still asking the people around us for stuff. Haha. Sadly, we weren’t able to get an ID for Reiko (Iza got one from the show yesterday at Glorietta). THEN we encountered this guy. He was selling guitar picks of ARTTM & FTSK. I was asking for a TRS one but he said he doesn’t have one. Then we walked to the exit. We were trying to negotiate about the guitar picks. And then when he checked the picks, one of them is TRS! I bought it for P300. Yes I know it’s a bit expensive (even the bouncers who were eating beside us said it was), but then it’s freaking TRS okay 😦 I told him to just wait because I have to get my money since my dad has my bag. When I returned, I paid him and got my TRS pick. So, he still has the FTSK and ARTTM ones. Iza seemed interested with the ARTTM pick and we tried to ask for a lower price. She got it for P250. We didn’t get the FTSK one anymore. Sooo yup, I didn’t win my TRS pick over a fangirl war but at least I have one! I’m cool with it.

When we got inside the mall, I claimed my Meet & Greet photo. DAMN IT I LOOK SO ASDFASDGFD BUT IDC I’M WITH JORDAN OKAY 😦 I saw some friends claiming their photos too. At first, my photo was missing, but thank God I found it after a few minutes. I also asked for a soft copy. And then, we, together with my parents, had dinner at Kenny Rogers. So cool that I saw some of my SHG friends there! We all went home after dinner.

I can’t believe I got the chance to see my favorite bands live, and they actually shared the stage! This is just too epic. Thank you Music Management International, Ayala Malls, the bands, everyone who made this event possible. You have no idea how much you made me, and a thousand more people, happy.

 

 

 

I survived 3 consecutive rock concerts. No injuries, just bruises. No regrets, just love ♥

Thank you Lord for this epic day.

Remember when… :’)

July 22, 2011

July 31, 2011

More photos:

Iza, Reiko & I

Reiko, Papa & I

Bands

 

 

 

 

 

(photos: Iza Artillero, Larence Dionisio, Che Crisostomo, Manila Concert Scene, me)

The Aftermath:

  

 

Blog Title inspired by the song: Young Forever – by The Ready Set

More Than Alive

LIV5: Day 2

I’ve been to a couple of concerts but tonight, for the first time ever:

  • I was late for a concert (assuming yesterday’s show is not counted since I was informed last minute that I have tickets)
  • I literally cried tears of joy (when The Ready Set played Love Like Woe)
  • I got splashed by water
  • I won a guitar pick war
  • I didn’t take any photos
  • I made signs

Yes, I was late. No matter how I badly want to skip my last class, I can’t because we have a long quiz and it’s a major subject. My plan was to take the quiz as fast as I can (without being careless). But then, the quiz was quite difficult. I couldn’t answer some numbers. I can’t pass it yet because we have to answer everything. Then someone passed his work already and I was like okay I’ll just write whatever I think is the correct answer. And so I did. Then I ran home (which is just across the school), left my school bag and got my concert bag (lol) then went out with my mom to get a cab. Damnnn it took long before we were able to ride one, plus it was traffic!

(Edit: Our quiz was returned the following Tuesday, and to my surprise,  only four students passed the quiz and I’m one of them! Yay!)

When I arrived, A+ Dropouts was already performing. Thank God my friends and I were able to get in without any problem. I was glad and surprised to see some of my friends were also in the same section as I’m in! We were gold stub holders, but we were in the second section because we don’t have Meet & Greet stubs. We’re not in the front section but it was okay ‘cause I have a pretty good view, even though there are like 2-3 people in front of me.

The Summer Set (photo by: Cha Junsay)

The Summer Set took the stage. Awesome choice for the opening song! The Boys You Do – one of my favorites. Brian Dales sound so great live! And Jess Bowen is so beautiful! Everyone in the band was just amazing! I have no complaints about their setlist, except that they should’ve been allowed to play more songs. As time passed by, there was only one person in front of me (still in the second section).

The Ready Set (photo by: Iza Artillero)

When The Ready Set is about to come out, I managed to get to the front because that girl went away. Yay! When the band went out and played The Ghost of Los Angeles, I BEGAN TO GO WILD. I was literally screaming my lungs out! IT WAS SO AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEE! First ‘full’ The Ready Set show OH MY GOD. And yes, I had signs with me – not only for Jordan but also for Andy, Deryck, and Travis. OMG IT WAS SO FUN I WAS SCREAMING AND JUMPING AND GOING CRAZY DURING THE ENTIRE SEGMENT OF THE READY SET. ASK EVERYONE AROUND ME. Then they played Young Forever and OMG WHAT AN EPIC PERFORMANCE. I loved how Andy and Deryck were doing the drums on both sides of the stage IT WAS SO COOL OKAY? And then they played Spinnin’, and then Killer!!! I love how they performed Killer! Then Stays Four The Same, then Hollywood Dream! IS IT JUST ME OR THERE REALLY IS SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT THE LIVE VERSION OF THIS SONG? Aaahhhh!! The next one is a song that had an impact on my life, More Than Alive. Then they played Back To Back, the first song from Feel Good Now EP that really caught my attention. Last but not the least, Love Like Woe! WOAH OH OH OH! And yes I cried when this song was about to end. I was just so overwhelmed. I LOVE THE READY SET. Oh, and before I forget, I also loved that drum thing that was going on in between songs. And I got splashed by water! Hahaha. I don’t remember which specific part of the show was that, but Jordan threw a water bottle to the crowd and my chest got so wet =))

A Rocket To The Moon (photo by: Cha Junsay)

A Rocket To The Moon performed next, and then Forever The Sickest Kids. Awesome performance by both bands. I was able to get an FTSK pick, but I don’t know why, it was just a regular guitar pick (no FTSK written on it or whatever). Then Kyle Burns of FTSK crowd surfed. Haha. I’m so happy for my friend Katty – she is a huge fan of FTSK and she finally saw them live. Just like in my case, for TRS though.

Forever The Sickest Kids (photo by: Cha Junsay)

This is my first time ever not to take photos (except a photo of the stage with the LIV5 on the screen and Glorietta’s logo). I wanted to just enjoy and rock out with the bands and I didn’t want to bother myself to take a photo. I had more fun today than yesterday. Aside from the fact that this concert is my first full LIV5 show, the crowd here is livelier, and lots of my friends were here too 🙂

with Iza & Katty

SHG!

Glorietta crowd (photo by: Christian Skirmont / The Ready Set)

As expected I went home with giant bruises on both knees. I always get those when there’s a barricade in front of me. No regrets 🙂

When I arrived home, of course the first thing that I did was to check on my Twitter and Facebook. I totally freaked out when I saw this:

Yup, that was mine!First time to make signs and it got noticed! How cool is that? 😀

Thank you so much Music Management International & Ayala Malls!

When I arrived home, a couple of minutes before midnight, I was shocked. Why are there so many people at this hour? While I was at the ground floor of the condo, I noticed there are still lights inside my school and the gates are still open. Then I heard music. Wow, I forgot that today is the last day of our annual university week. The concert is still on going! Few minutes after I went upstairs to our unit, I saw the beautiful fireworks from my school. Awesome!

More LIV5 photos:

A+ Dropouts

(photos by: Iza Arillero)

Cheska Zaide

Lucas Tomlinson

Evan Apodaca

Brendan Evans

 The Summer Set

(photos by: Iza Artillero* & Cha Junsay**)

Brian Dales**

Jess Bowen & Stephen Gomez**

John Gomez*

Josh Montgomery*

The Ready Set (Jordan Witzigreuter)

(photos by: Cha Junsay)

A Rocket To The Moon

(photos by: Iza Artillero* & Cha Junsay**)

Nick Santino*

Eric “Halvo” Halvorsen

Andrew Cook**

Justin Richards*

Forever The Sickest Kids

(photos by: Iza Artillero* & Cha Junsay**)

Jonathan Cook*

Austin Bello*

Caleb Turman**

Kyle Burns**

Blog Title inspired by the song: More Than Alive – by The Ready Set

I Don’t Wanna Slow, Slow, Slow, Slow Down, Down

I had a really bad morning this day. School stuff and the strong rain that got me so wet that I had to go home and change. Thank God for my friend who rescued me.

BUT THEN, everything went all good in the afternoon. I logged in Facebook as soon as I got home. I was surprised to see that I have a message from MMI. Sir Alex told me that my video was great!

Then he asked if I won any Meet & Greet passes. I said thank you and that I haven’t won anything. Then he double-checked if I joined for The Ready Set. I said yes. And then he asked for my contact number so that he can arrange my Meet & Greet with The Ready Set for the TriNoma show on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS. I totally freaked out! I couldn’t stop saying thank you & I love you.

And when I thought my day couldn’t get any better, my dad called me and said we have VIP tickets for tonight’s show (first show of LIV5 at Alabang Town Center, which starts at 5pm). But it was already around 5:30pm and my dad still has to go home to pick me up. I freaked out again! He asked me if I want to catch up with the show and I was like OMG YES. We had 2 extra tickets and I called/texted my other friends. Sadly, all of them couldn’t make it. Then we FLEW to the venue. lol. Thank God we arrived safely and that I made it to The Ready Set‘s set. When I heard the sound from inside our car, I freaked out so my dad dropped me off at the parking where the concert was being held, while he parked his car then claimed the tickets from inside the mall. I was able to enter the venue during Back To Back, the second to the last song. OH MY GOD THIS IS MY FIRST EVER THE READY SET CONCERT. IS THIS REAL. I WAS SCREAMING THE LYRICS AND I WAS SO SO SO HAPPY. And then they played Love Like Woe! WOW. I JUST CAN’T ASDFASDGADGSDF. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS DAY WOULD ACTUALLY COME. Ahhhh. I am so honored to be a part of The Ready Set‘s first show of 2012!

There was a short break so I went to the merch booths. I bought every single design of merch from The Ready Set. I was a bit disappointed that there were no CDs though. Oh, and I didn’t notice that the red shirt they gave me was men’s size, so I had to get it repaired 😦 I also bought FTSK’s shirt and baller. At first I didn’t notice that they were selling their self-titled album, so I’m glad I came back to the table and saw it, so I bought one. I didn’t buy ARTTM’s shirt because I really don’t like the design. I bought the CD of A+ Dropouts because Cheska Zaide’s aunt told me that I can get it signed. No merch for The Summer Set 😦

Thank you to my godparents, aunts, and uncles for the birthday money that I got last month! Wooo!

I went back inside because A Rocket To The Moon is about to take the stage. How I wished my best friend was with me today. ARTTM is her favorite band. I like this band too, but not so much, so I don’t really know the other songs. But I actually enjoyed especially when they played my favorites, Dakota and Baby Blue Eyes, then you can hear the crowd singing along. But damnnn those haters behind me ughh. And then, there was a short break again. I was just sitting there. Then there was this guy behind me who was like “Excuse me” and then when I looked down, there was an ARTTM guitar pick! I tried to get it too but I failed. Haha. Oh well =))

Finally, Forever The Sickest Kids took the stage. I am in love with their mic stand! It’s so sparkly!!!!! I love sparkles. They were so amazing omg! I’m not that familiar with the lyrics of their first song, Keep On Bringing Me Down, so when they played the next song, Whoa Oh, which is actually my favorite. I went all crazy! And it was amazing how they performed it. And I really love how they, especially Jonathan, connects with the audience – like making eye contacts, pointing at the fans, reading the signs, etc. And wow I love those dance moves! and just everything they all did on stage! Whoa! I didn’t expect that. They are so full of energy! And I guess one of the highlights for the night, is when Jonathan invited the people from behind to go to the front. It was so cool of him. I’m glad the crowd made it! Yayyy! And yeah, the entire show was just freaking amazing!

Thank you so much Music Management International & Ayala Malls!

Oh, aside from all of these wonderful things that I wrote, I actually met two online friends for the first time ever tonight! Awesomeee! And the two extra tickets we had, we gave it away to two girls wearing school uniform who were standing near the entrance 🙂

Me and my Papa

During ARTTM’s set

Angelle and I

The crowd. My dad and I are somewhere on the right side. I just couldn’t find us. Haha. (photo by: Jonathan Cook / FTSK)

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*props to my dad for taking these videos 🙂

Blog Title inspired by the song: More Than Alive – by The Ready Set