Tuesday, April 2, 2013

THE SCRIPT LIVE IN MANILA '13

Okay so God gave me another chance of seeing one of today's most loved band perform, after not being able to watch them last April of 2011. I am talking about the Irish trio band The Script, composed of Mark Sheehan (guitar & backing vocals), Glen Power (drums & backing vocals), and ugh the hotness Danny O'Donoghue (vocals, keyboard, guitar). 

Went back to Manila from my Holy Week vacay earlier than expected. Have to celebrate Easter giving myself the privilege of being part of this sold-out event! Here's the thing, I don't have tickets at that time yet, we just bought them less than an hour before the concert, and was pretty ecstatic knowing there are still left for purchase! 

The #3 World Tour is the second tour of The Script and they did it at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last March 31 of this year for the Manila leg. It is actually amazing how if not all, almost all of their released singles became a hit, not to mention becoming every broken hearted's theme song. Who would not know 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved', 'Breakeven', 'Nothing', and now 2 favorites from the #3 album: '6 Degrees of Separation' and 'Hall of Fame'. I love them all plus 'For The First Time', 'Before The Worst' & 'Talk You Down'. 

The place was absolutely jam-packed, the expected 10k attendees turned to over 14k, all singing with Danny that night... yup, count me in! They removed 'If You Ever Come Back' from the setlist, and I have no idea why. I waited for Hall of Fame and was surprised when they said goodbye, not knowing they will play it after the expected "MORE! MORE!" request. I just don't know why I never get used to it after watching other artists save the best... for encore. Same as how I was almost disappointed when I thought Swedish House Mafia won't play 'Save The World Tonight'.

Manila wants to be unforgettable too in terms of encore, according to The Script's twitter:
Also enjoyed Mark and Danny's bottoms up before singing Nothing - the song that talks about, guess what, drunk calls.
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(photo from Kevin Pableo's fb page)

The Script also does this thing of taking a crazy themed photo of themselves on stage while performing on each places they've gone to for their world tour, which they upload on twitter on the same night. Since they performed in Manila last Easter Sunday, what better way to do it but having some easter bunnies to join the fun. Korea had a stand of a cartoon Psy on Gangnam Style with them.
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(photo from The Script's twitter account)

It's really amazing seeing the VIP and patron seats all occupied, seeing the whole Araneta occupied actually. The only seats not taken were those behind the stage, duh? 
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Singing with them live is amazing, being able to create songs that speak so much of how you feel and telling a story in 3-5mins. yet millions can relate to it, truly embodies their name - The Script.
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(photo from Philippineconcerts' page)

Yeah, you could be the greatest, you can be the best!;)








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