Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Please Don't Stop The Music

Raft3r has been a concertgoer since puberty.

Cyndi Lauper was my first live show. Her show was as loud as her persona. I had a rockin’ good time.

During my high school years, Paula Abdul’s Under My Spell Tour landed in Manila. It was pure pop extravaganza complete with flying trapeze dancers and numerous costume changes.

Raft3r’s college days brought in Bon Jovi. Yes, the seven songs only concert that was worth every penny. Heavy downpour matched with a mad crowd and serious bottle throwing made it truly memorable.

On one of my birthdays, Phil Collins decided to play a gig in Pasig. To this date, he has the coolest concert ticket – a credit card type.

Janet Jackson performed to a sold out crowd at the Folk Arts Theater as part of the janet. World Tour. I fell in love that night. In 2008, we renewed our vows with The Rock Wichu Tour which was the best show EVER.

Michael Buble’s show was utterly romantic. Too bad I watched it with a male buddy.

Seeing Duncan Sheik play live was an absolute dream come true.

The best rock band I have seen live was Incubus. Boyd’s voice was awesome.

Alanis Morissette’s Can’t Not Tour was the best sing-along concert. The crowd knew every lyric to her song.

Raft3r became a part of History when he watched a Michael Jackson concert. The only time I got excited in his show was when the video screen showed a picture of Janet.

Major disappointments were Mariah Carey (She made Raft3r wait for two hours and all she had to offer was a lousy show.), Rihanna (She appeared too uninterested to perform.), Anita Baker (The high notes were gone.), and Maroon 5 (Adam Levine was not a great live performer.).

Big surprises were Mandy Moore (Her Coverage CD is just plain cool.), Amy Grant (She sang and played the guitar for two hours.), and Billy Idol (Who knew he could still rock the house at age 54.). Usher’s show was a delight, as well.

Raft3r felt absolute nothing for the Kris Allen concert.

My wish list for future shows to catch: U2, Alicia Keys, and Elvis Presley.

See, I am not such a hard person to please.

60 comments:

dong ho said...

in exchange to travels i rarely go to concerts. eto naman pala hilig mo.

Raft3r said...

dong ho, Madami akong hilig bukod dyan. Ako pa! Hehe

WAIT said...

there's no local artist on your list. and you were in college when JBJ concert? i know raft3r will be 3year-old next year (s'that right?). i wonder how young behind his persona. haha

gillboard said...

kay lisa loeb lang naaalala kong concert. di pa natuloy kasi halos kasabayan lang nun yung Ozone tragedy. hehehe

Raft3r said...

wait, Nyahaha. Dinosaur nako. Matanda na. Hehe

lisa loeb, Magaling yon! San na kaya sya ngayon?

pete said...

yahoo
ilan kaya dyan ang kasama mo ako?
hahaha

Raft3r said...

pete, Nyahaha. Parang wala.

Eternal Wanderer... said...

hmmm napaghahalataan panahon mo :P

Raft3r said...

eternal wanderer, Nyahaha. Oo, nga eh. Pero oks lang. Di pa naman ako mukhang matanda. Hehe

Jerick said...

i would love to see U2 in person!

Raft3r said...

jerick, U2 rocks. Sana mapanood ko din sila. Hehe

the scud said...

teka. walang marian rivera dance concert? haha.

and LOL sa elvis presley.

Raft3r said...

the scud, Malapit na akong manood ng Party Pilipnas LIVE. Nyahaha

Anonymous said...

hindi ako mahilig sa concert
ayoko sa matataong lugar kaya

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Nyahaha. Ok. Santa Cruzan gusto mo? Hehe

MinnieRunner said...

Wow, you have seen many concerts already! Indeed, you never want to stop the music! Ako, twice palang ako nakapunta ng concert (sa naaalala ko), first ay by MYMP na pinag-antay din kami ng matagal; and the last ay si Erik Santos and Sitti.

Raft3r said...

minnierunner, Watch mo si wifey next time ha. Hehe

Anonymous said...

May money jar na akong naka reserve sa U2. Tagal naman. Si Alicia Keys nandito last year. I procrastinated yan tuloy di ko napanood. /TM

Raft3r said...

TM, 2008 si Keys. Nasa Baltimore ako when she was here.

Baron said...

Mas gusto ko yun ke Rihanna kesa show ni Usher

Raft3r said...

baron, Ewan ko ha. Buti na lang at nag-tangga sya kaya di ko na sya masyado kinaasaran. Hehe

WAIT said...

wala pa akong napanood na concert ng isang foreign artist. inggit ako. hehe

Raft3r said...

wait, Try mo si wifey sa first time mo. Sulit yon. Pramis.

apolonio said...

magkasama tayo sa alanis a
pati yun gf mo non
ano na nga ba pangalan non

Raft3r said...

apolonio, Nyahaha. Di ko syota yon. Sweet lang talaga kami sa isa't isa. Holding hands while singing. Hehe

tina said...

wow wow! i don't i've ever been to one. syempre wala namang mga super big concerts here in Davao. unless you count all those local artists? hehe. wala kasi magandang venue.

i envy you! :) i wanna watch U2 live as well! ohhh and my lifelong dream... jars of clay. *swoons* oh well.

Raft3r said...

tina, Unforgetful You ang pinakapaborito ko sa Jars of Clay! Hehe

Anonymous said...

do musicals count?

Raft3r said...

anoymous, I don't like musicals. Pasensya na.

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

ang suwerte mo, napanood mo ang concert ni MJ. wahhhhhhhhhhhh

ayun lang hehehe

abangan ko na lang concert ni Raft3r feat. Janet Jackson.

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Nakita ko pa si Vandolph don! Nyahaha

Anonymous said...

ang pinakanatatandaan ko ay yun concert ni regine velasquez

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Mahilig ka pala sa biritan. Hehe

rock chick said...

razorblack concert
just got married
my husband was playing
and my ex was an attendee

Raft3r said...

rock chick, Nyahaha. Astig!

Magna said...

Kuya, nood tayo John Mayer.

Raft3r said...

magna, Libre moko. You owe me. Hehe

becomingjudie said...

this reminded me that we need to get tickets for John Mayer. yun lang!

Raft3r said...

becoming judie, Ok. Hehe

WAIT said...

your treat, Raft3r?
LOL

Raft3r said...

wait, VIP seats? Hehe

Wendy said...

I think this is your longest post ever. So you're the Concert King of the blogosphere. You've seen more concerts that anyone I know. Maroon 5 sucked? That's such a disappointment. There are days that I like listening to their songs. Oh the wonders that digital technology can do.

prinsesamusang said...

ang haba nito. hindi ako sanay. wahahaha!

Raft3r said...

wendy, Hehe. Ang tining kasi ng boses nya pag live.

prinsesamusang, Mahaba nga. Nagulat din ako sa sarili ko, eh. Nyahaha. And you're back!!!

prinsesamusang said...

syempre. naextend lang ang commercial break sa ating normal programming.

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Nagalit lang yata ang blogger sa wordpress pansamantala. Hehe

Andy B. said...

Bakit walang Charisse Pempengco Live in Eastwood dito? At nasan si Arnel Pineda? :P

Raft3r said...

andy b, Kelangan ba talaga? Hehe

eden said...

Ang dami mong napanood. Mahilig ka pala sa mga ganoon.Love Phil Collins.

Raft3r said...

eden, Magaling na drummer si Pareng Phil Collins!

Graphic Designer said...

surprised that anita did not do well. yeah, billy idol is a rock gem kahit na matanda na. envious you were able to watch Cyndi. her album was my 2nd purchase as a kid.

Raft3r said...

graphic designer, Pareho tayo! 2nd purchase ko sya. Actually, pinabili ko sya sa tita ko. Hehe

len said...

I hate you -- for making me remember again that I wasn't able to watch Incubus. Hmp!

Now, can we exchange lives? Kung 'di jetsetter, concert-goer. :P

Raft3r said...

len, Nyahaha. Sayang talaga. Galing ng Incubus. Inggit ka na ba? Hehe

len said...

Sobrang ingggggiiiiiiittttt! hehe

Raft3r said...

len, Ang galing ni Brando Boyd. Astig yun boses! Buong-buo.

Anonymous said...

How about Madonna? samahan mo ako kapag yan ang nagconcert b'coz I'm pretty sure, hindi ako sasamahan ng boyfriend ko.. haha
-charlie

Raft3r said...

charlie, Pano yan? Dehins ko din sya gusto. Hehe

Anonymous said...

OMG! Why?! Madonna ruled the world! (sa pananaw ko yan..! hehe)
-charlie

KJ nyo! LoL!

Raft3r said...

charlie, Ehem. My wifey rules the world. Hehe