ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila a.k.a. one of the best rock band performances I’ve ever seen took place almost two weeks ago. I still can’t believe it. Japan is finally noticing their fanbase here in the Philippines. #YAAAAS
I didn’t write this blog right away because I wanted to calm down and be coherent with what I’m going to type. (੭ ˃̣̣̥ ω˂̣̣̥)੭ु⁾⁾
ONE OK ROCK is finally here!
Probably the biggest regret I have is not considering the PULP Royalty ticket. Well, the selling of tickets happened in September and during that time, I spent almost 10k for Cosplay Mania 2015. No kidding. Huhu. I lost hope at getting VIP tickets as well because I can’t find anyone who’s willing to go with me. I don’t want to enjoy a rock concert with strangers. www
Anyway, my friends and I were able to secure a Lower Box seat. The view wasn’t that bad; I get to see the stage and the audience. From my view, I can see how synchronized we were when clapping and waving our hands.
According to my friend (who got a PULP Royalty ticket), they were asked to gather at the venue on or before 3 P.M. for the meet and greet. The sound check took longer than expected, however, and they were only able to meet Taka and the rest at 6 P.M. That basically explains why the gates opened an hour late.
It was a meet and click. I expected more from the meet and greet session, but my friend said that it happened too fast. Not that she’s complaining; she was quite happy to stand beside ONE OK ROCK and had a photo taken with them.
I’m not good at remembering concert setlists, but I’m glad that they performed the song that made me a fan—Deeper Deeper. Another song that I loved during the concert was Heartache. Amuse Inc. Asia said that we shouldn’t use penlights, then this (photo below) happened. Smartphones became penlights and the dark venue was glimmering with white light.
During Clock Strikes, everybody was so pumped up. I can hear everybody in the venue singing with Taka. I bet many of them became fans after watching the Rurouni Kenshin movies. Maybe it is true that we were the loudest and most energetic crowd they’ve ever seen. Typical Pinoy noise, yeah? ┐(・。・┐) ♪
It was a night to remember. Despite the weak buying power here in the country, I hope more Japanese artists perform here. Thank you and see you again soon, ONE OK ROCK. ヽ(○´∀`)ﾉ♪