Alright. So I am still on a high from Saturday’s ganap – The Script concert. And I cannot let this pass without writing about it! That night was just so AMAZING! And this has got to be one of the few moments that I would tag as legit amazing, as in l-e-g-i-t, legit. I am so glad I did not miss the concert – since I got the tickets last minute. I was afraid I might not be able to go because I couldn’t find tickets on Twitter, until I checked SMTickets. So stupid for not checking the site first, well, I was hoping I’d find cheaper tickets on Twitter kasi, hehe. (Kuripot self)
So I asked 3 of my friends to watch with me; Kat, Ola and Jannica – my official concert buddies. Good thing they are also fans of The Script! Would’ve been superkaduper fun if the barkada’s complete, though! But I am happy I have concert buddies now, kasi noon I go to concerts by myself. It is fun, too! You get to fangirl with strangers! You also won’t feel awkward getting all crazy and stuff coz those people around you don’t know you. You gotta try it at least once in your life! Masaya din!
Anyway, I got VIP tickets for the four of us! Sakit sa bulsa, bes. (Kuripot self again) ..but sooo worth it!
4-14: After Eat Bulaga, Ola picked me up at Broadway studio then we went straight to Pasay already. We were singing along to The Script songs on our way; just prepping ourselves for the concert. We got to the venue at around 8. It took a long while for the show to start. Some actually got a bit sleepy while waiting (I saw some people yawning! #contagious) but as soon as the lights dimmed, people started going crazy. Including me! And that craziness lasted for 2 solid hours. I didn’t care about looking like an actual crazy person during the concert. I was enjoying every moment of it and again.. it was so damn worth it!
Here goes the set list. Only 5 songs were performed from their latest album – Freedom Child. And I was so glad almost all the classics were included! My all-time favourite The Script song is For The First Time, by the way. I hope they include Talk You Down next time, though! That song is underrated.
We were waiting for the song Wonders. That’s one of my faves from their new album, along with Arms Open (Great song with such a powerful message. Please listen to it!). During the chorus part of Wonders, nagwawala na ako! Inintay ko talaga yun eh and that was one of my favourite moments that night. I guess it’s coz I went batshit crazy and didn’t give a damn about it.
So this is the highlight of the night. (Disclaimer: God knows all these happened. Lol!) We were seated on the left side of the VIP setion, and of course Danny (lead vocalist) and Mark (lead guitarist) would roam around the stage to interact with the crowd. I think the band was performing The Man Who Can’t Be Moved when Danny went to our side and then.. he looked at me for the first time that night!!!! And it lasted for like 10 seconds!!!! Seryoso to promise, I am not lying! He was singing right in front us and looking at me straight in the eye. I was dumbfounded. Though I am proud of myself for not actually freaking out in front of him. Sakto lang. I was screaming and singing along with him. Kat kept on poking my legs as she shrieks– ehhh kasi nga!!! The moment he went away, my body wiggled itself out of kilig. I asked my friends if they caught it on cam but sadly, they didn’t. Kat said she failed to think of taking a video, for she was taken aback as well! Both of us were literally jumping for joy!
Concert went on.
I was hoping he’d come back and do it again, lol! And guess what, he did! This time he was singing Nothing. The stare was shorter than the first, mga 5.68 seconds siguro! Oh my God. Again, I might not have videos to back up these statements but I swear I am not lying. Unless he has squint eyes, then maybe he wasn’t really looking at me. Lol, pero totoo talaga! Again, sadly, that wasn’t caught on video. Yung reaction ko nalang ang nakita when he walked away. Freaking out; as a normal person would react in such moments.
Again, for the third time, I was hoping he’d do it again. Wow, ano ako sinuswerte? But why not? So ayun na nga.. HE DID!!!!!!!!! He came back and laid his eyes on me for the third time. Matagal-tagal din ito, 7 seconds! (I checked the video!) Guys, hindi ako nagmamaganda at nagffeeling. He didn’t just look at me, sinalo pa niya yung halik ko and pointed a finger when I blew a kiss. Kingina talaga. I almost cried. Yung kilig ko abot Sorsogon!!!
This time, it was caught on video from both sides – left and right. (Lol thanks Kat and Jannica!) I know, you might accuse me of lying and/or being a ‘feelingera’ but I swear these moments happened. You can ask Danny about Anabelle– the girl in red lips and bangs! I am sure he’d remember.. charot! (O ayan na yung pagiging feelingera LOL) Hi Danny!
But hey, before you react and regard me as the “feelingera ng taon”, please know that your brickbats won’t change anything. Meaningless stares, but still, I was on the receiving end of those! Definitely worth sharing and freaking out for! #fangirl #wagbasagtrip
And can I just say I loved how the band interacts with the crowd. During their show in Manila back in 2015, Danny asked someone from the crowd to call her ex-boyfriend, only for him to sing “Nothing” to the guy over the phone. Isn’t that amazing? Swerte ni guy!
This time, he went into the crowd in different sections of the arena. Bonggabels!
Nakalabit ko siya bago pumunta doon!
Last performance of the night was Hall of Fame, very apt for a show-ender. Before he started singing, Danny asked everyone to light up their phones, and then gave an inspirational speech as an intro that gave goose bumps to everybody.
“Freedom is all you have in this world. Freedom to be what you want to be. Freedom to say what you want to say. Freedom to live the way you want to live. More importantly, freedom to love who you want to love. Now more than ever we need to be together.. because without each other, we do not have anything.”
Hall of Fame. It was such an empowering and heartfelt performance! Iba talaga. Nakakalungkot lang because by this time you know everything’s about to end. Pero nakakatuwa din kasi alam mong napasaya ka nila ng husto.
Watch this. It has the same feels. Be champions, guys.
I did not have much decent photos and videos, for I was too engaged in the show. Some time ago, I realized it is so much better and fun when you go to concerts/live shows without minding about taking videos of everything. From then on, in times of momentous happenings, I just take a couple of pics and vids then that would be it. It just makes me a bit sad seeing so many phones during concerts. I mean, SOME people are too busy taking pictures and videos, they forget to savour the moment. It is as if you go to concerts to document every damn thing. Well, that’s just me. Basta next time you go to a concert or any show for that matter, try to just revel in the presence of your favourite artists– through your own eyes and ears, not screens and speakers. Kuha ng konting pics and vids, then go back to enjoying what’s right in front of you.
To cap everything off, it was such an incredible night. The band weren’t just simply performing; they were touching people’s hearts as they sing. Sobrang iba yung experience ko sa concert na to. Not only because of the stare scenes, but how their songs made me feel as they perform and as I sing my heart out. Right in the feels, man, right in the feels.
The Script, you were my first love. My admiration for you blossomed first; my love for you will remain forever. I will be a fan of your music until the end of time. I love you guys– for always!
Everything about this Freedom Child concert was extraordinary. Sabi nga ni Danny, “I will take this forever with me. A night like tonight stays in the heart and stays in the mind.”
I live for moments like that.
(photo credits to @PhilippineConcerts and @MOAArena!)