It was a night to remember for all Filipino fans as Ed Sheeran held his much-awaited Multiply Concert in the Mall of Asia Arena last night. I was lucky enough to avail a ticket without hassle. When I got there, it was around 7:30pm, and supposedly, the concert should start at 8:00 but like most concerts here in Manila, whether foreign or local, oftentimes, they start at a later time. So I was there at the entrance outside the building and inside the MoA arena, I could see that there were still lots of people lining up to enter the concert hall itself and some even buying food. Once I got inside the concert hall, the place was already pretty crowded, as expected. I was at row T in the VIP1 section, almost right in the middle, near VIP2. And I’m like, There were ocassional screams from the audience, but everything went batsh*t crazy when the lights dimmed. The seating arrangement in the VIP section went straight out the window as people ran to the front like bees swarming over honey, with some (including myself.. hahaha) stepping over the chairs just to get a better view (I know it’s shameful, but what can I do?). At first, the security tried to get the situation under control, but when Ed came out, they knew there was no stopping the crowd. So we all ended up standing on the chairs and from row T, I think I went as near as row J or K (just an approximation 😉 ). Ed started out with his song I’m A Mess and went on to play his other songs like Photograph, Tenerife Sea, Bloodstream, Runaway, I See Fire, Don’t, Sing, among other songs from his second album. He also did a short cover of Michael Bublé’s Feelin’ Good and mashed up Iggy Azalea’s Fancy. He also included a handful of songs from his previous album such as The A Team, Lego House and You Need Me, I don’t Need You during his encore performance. He also sang All of the Stars, the OST he provided for the The Fault in our Stars, which according to him was not really part of his lineup of songs..
2015 would not definitely not fall short of international music acts coming to the Philippines.
Here’s a couple of international artists who’ll be performing:
1. Michael Bublé
The multi-awarded Jazz artist will be performing in Manila this January 31st!! 🙂 I wanted to go but it’s too expensive… T___T
Don’t worry Michael, I’ll get rich first and then I’ll watch your concert… hopefully… someday…. (>.<)
Click here for Concert details.
2. The Vamps
Surely, many teenage fangirls are soooo excited this February.
WHAAAAATTT??! Even T-Pain is coming over?! I’m not sure if this is his first time, but Philippines is getting tons of international artists doing concerts over here, I couldn’t keep up with all of it. :O
4. Boyce Avenue
Okay, I know them because they’re very popular in Youtube and do a lot cover songs, but I happen to have a copy of their first original album 😉 They’ll be spending Valentine’s Day here in Manila and on the next day they’ll be in Davao City for another performance.
5. Ed Sheeran
Oh yeaaaa. My favorite ginger will finally have a concert in Manila!! If you’ve seen my previous post, I mentioned that this dude’s concert tickets were sold it in less than a day (more like 2 or 3 hours to be exact)! He’s included in my artist bucket list… and now, I’ll be seeing him in a few months!! 🙂
Finally I had the time to claim my ticket for the Ed Sheeran Multiply Tour in Manila.
I know it’s still a long way off, but just the sight of this ticket gets me excited!! To all the other Ed Sheeran concertgoers, see you when I see you! ^_^
For many months since SM’s announcement of a 2015 Ed Sheeran concert, Filipino fans have been anxiously waiting for the day of the ticket-selling, which was Oct. 9. With the prices surprisingly more affordable (in my opinion) than expected, I got more excited as the day of the ticket-selling approaches. I myself, for the last weeks, have been constantly checking SM’s website for any updates, even stalking their Facebook page and viewing other ticket-selling websites to see if there are any news about the upcoming event. Ed is one of the people in my “artist bucket list” (~‾⌣‾)~ and so I was aiming to buy the VIP ticket which costs around 8,500PHP.
OCT. 9 – The ticket-selling day. It was a Thursday and unfortunately I can’t afford to miss work so buying the ticket online was my only option. As early as 8:30am I persistently (yep, and by that, I mean my browser’s refresh button seriously got raped that day, hahaha), checked the website through my mobile phone every 5 minutes or so. At around 9am, I called the SM tickets hotline to verify if they were going to sell the tickets that day as they did not post any teaser of some sort the day before. It was my first time buying tickets from SM online, and because of that, my inner OC was really acting up, haha. (☉ε ⊙ﾉ)ﾉ