Thursday, March 6, 2008

Curtains

It was a last minute decision.

My friend and I decided to catch Maroon 5 in concert. So we trooped to the Araneta Coliseum with bated breath. 

Armed with only also had fifty bucks on my pocket, I rocked on.

The place was packed - mostly by girls. But I didn’t mind.

Raft3r would shell out more dough just to get a glimpse of such wonderful species.

I immediately befriended the girl seated next to me. She was wearing those extremely notorious short shorts that leave almost nothing to the imagination.

Of course, I showed interest. I asked her what her major is. The chick said she’s in junior high. I immediately traded seats with my buddy.

With only two studio albums to boot, I wondered just how much materials can the group perform for an hour or so. Maroon 5 also received dismal reviews for their live gigs.

Raft3r was resigned to the idea that the night would be a major disappointment.

Let’s face it. Adam Levine is no Brandon Boyd. I have seen Incubus in concert. They were awesome. Levine’s live singing voice sounded like Rica Peralejo’s - squeaky and high pitched.

As the curtains rose, my ear drums were almost shattered due to the heavy screaming of teenage girls. Raging hormones and puberty are not a pretty good combination.

My white Lacoste sneakers were stepped on a lot by high school girls who jumped like crazy and ran closer to the stage upon sighting the lead singer. Darn it! I should have worn flip flops instead.

I went home a little after midnight. In a matter of hours, I need to get up for work.

Whoever thought that a Wednesday night would make a good time for a rock concert is an absolute idiot.

18 comments:

Sonnet's said...

Did they sing Sunday Morning? That's their only song that I can relate to:)

Gorgeous said...

As in it was that much of a flop? Couldnt they hype up the crowd? Oh well, if its that bad, glad I didnt book their show in Syd! Why did they have to do it on a weeknight kasi?!Or no diff?!Oh well!

Raft3R said...

sonnet's, Kinanta nila yon. Yup, pareho tayo ng paboritong kanta! =)

gorgeous, Hey! They played to a packed crowd. Levine is charismatic. But his voice is another story. Hehe

pixie27 said...

Ganun! Favorite Band ko pa naman yan..Baka di pa nakaka-adjust sa time sa pinas hahahah kaya yung boses medyo squeaky!?

Raft3R said...

pixie27, Ok naman sila, e. Cool songs. Hindi lang talaga siguro sila magaling pag live.

concrete girl said...

I planned to watch it, I was not aware that it was last 5MAR...hmm...

BTW, Thank for dropping by to my blog,I'll link you too...

perhaps tonight..I'll read your blogs... =)..it's friday..it's blog -hopping night...

cheers!

Raft3R said...

concrete girl, Thanks for dropping by also. Ok lang wala ka sa concert. You didn't miss much. Happy weekend!!

concrete girl said...

you were tagged

JaPe said...

denoy,

i agree with your observations. i haven't had the chance to see Maroon 5 perform live, but based on what i've seen and heard during their performance on the last few episodes of American Idol Season 6, there's nothing laudable. finalist Blake Lewis sang one of their songs even better.

JaPe

Raft3R said...

concrete girl, Salamat!!!

jape, I didn't know they appeared on AI. Sayang talaga pera namin sa concert. Tsk, tsk.

dalera said...

raft3r, anong sayang pera nyo? pera lang ng friend mo diba hehe...but hey, i like their songs. but i like too that i missed their concert (:

Raft3R said...

dalera, Sisingilin din ako non. Parang ikaw yon, e! Hehe

abie said...

wow, sayang ticket nyo, ang mahal pa naman...hehehe

Raft3R said...

abie, Naku. Sinabi mo pa. Buti na lang inabunohan muna ng kasama ko. Hehe

Sonnet's said...

pwede rin yun pang-duet material raft3r, jazz ang approach hehehe:) Calling teacher...we're ready for our piece. Passe na ang somewhere out there hehe:)

Raft3R said...

sonnet's, Practice muna ko! Hehe

smb said...

I can agree that I wouldn't count the Maroon5 concert as one of the best live acts I have seen, however, I still wouldn't call it a flop in the sense that Adam Levine, et al. didn't do justice to their Grammy-award winning music. The high-priced (bleachers) ticket was well worth it.
whew!guess i'm the only fan brave enough to step forward here haha! Cheers, Dennis. Looking forward to seeing you at the next concert...perhaps at U2?! *wish*wish*

Raft3R said...

smb, I think I know who you are! :) I didn't say the concert was a flop. Someone else did. I even said Levine was charismatic thoughout the 1 hour and 20 minute show. Hugas kamay. Hehe. Pero oo, U2 naman!!! Yahoo!