The “ONE OK ROCK 35XXXV Manila Concert” United Filipino Jrock Fans

I’ve been listening to this band for a while, and when their songs were featured in the Rurouni Kenshin live-action trilogy, I knew they were gonna be big. Aaaaaaaannddd I was right, fast forward a few years, now they’re touring around the world.

Last year, they announced they were having an Asian tour on early 2016 and I couldn’t be more ecstatic! It’s about time a Japanese band comes to perform in the Philippines! I was pleasantly shocked when I found out Philippines was included. ‘Cause at first, I believed only a few people would be listening to jrock/jpop (Japanese rock/Japanese pop) music (and they are most probably animé fans too). Yes, the Rurouni Kenshin movies were a hit in my country, but chances are no one would be curious enough to check out the band, or so I thought.

So last Jan. 19, ONE OK ROCK made history and had their first-ever concert in the Pearl of The Orient. Taka, Toru, Ryota and Tomoya performed their hits and the Filipinos, to my surprise, sang along to all of their songs, and those include the lyrics in Japanese! I noticed that they altered some of the Japanese lyrics to English but it turned out that the fans knew the Japanese version better. Most Filipinos don’t even speak Japanese, unless you count “arigatou” or “konnichiwa” as “speaking Japanese”. LOL. But apparently, the Filipinos were well-versed in their songs.

My friends and I were situated at the back of the VIP standing section so for the most part we could barely see them, but who cares. HAHAHA. We were having tons of fun headbanging and jumping to the energetic music. The euphoria is definitely on a whole other level when you’re listening to it live as compared to just when you’re playing music from your ipod. And can I just say, Taka’s voice, as well as the energy of the whole band, didn’t waver one bit throughout the whole concert!! They most certainly didn’t disappoint the crowd and gave an awesome show! Fortunately, I somehow managed to get some “decent” shots!

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ONE OK ROCK to embark on an Asian Tour this 2016

ONE OKE ROCK Asia Tour
ONE OKE ROCK Asia Tour

 

It is ACTUALLY HAPPENING. Just when I thought ONE OK ROCK has performed in every country except mine, they released this! Moreover, I’m pleasantly surprised to know that they have a lot of fans in the Philippines! I’m guessing they knew about the band from the Rurouni Kenshin live-action movie series (which I think appealed many, whether they read the manga/watched the anime or not). It’s great that the Filipinos are now more open to Japanese acts, compared to before when only anime fans liked jpop/jrock. Although ONE OK ROCK’s songs are mostly in English now (with a mix of Japanese), to me, they still have that jrock vibe to them. And that’s what makes them awesome! Not to mention their high energy performances!

I can’t wait to see them next year! 🙂

It’s Official! Adam Cappa is coming back to Manila!

Contemporary Christian artist Adam Cappa is headed back to Manila for a second concert! His first time in the Philippines was when he toured as a front act to Jeremy Camp last 2013 during his 4Real Concert in Cathedral of Praise in Manila.

Now, he is set to play his music again this coming November. Further details will probably be disclosed in the coming weeks/months.

Aside from his music, he is also known through the tons of motivational posts and inspiring images he shares in his social media accounts. Some of them include the following:

#truth ladies & gents! There is no rush. Be patient. #GodlyDating #RelationshipGoals #DatingAdvice

A photo posted by Adam Cappa (@adamcappa) on Jun 22, 2015 at 8:01pm PDT

 

#Truth Friends! Find someone who knows what real love is! #GodlyDating #RelationshipGoals #DatingAdvice A photo posted by Adam Cappa (@adamcappa) on Jun 12, 2015 at 8:32pm PDT

 

And here is a music video of one of his songs:

Can’t wait to watch him in concert again! 🙂