Switchfoot Performs at Walkway [★]Sunday, April 10, 2016
That night felt like a dream... a dream that I waited for so long to come true. And finally... finally... it actually happened.
I've been dreaming of seeing this band for the longest time. I was really looking forward to this event ever since I saw it posted on Facebook.
Before the Concert
I prepared for everything before this event. I even reserved for tickets beforehand. However due to certain events, I was not able to claim the tickets. A few days before going to my vacation in the province, I was really torn between pushing through with the vacation or the concert. I had to give up one of those two events. Because the concert is on Easter Sunday, I would then still be travelling from the province back to the Manila, and I might not make it on time. In the end, I have decided that family should come first. So I made my decision - I won't be attending the concert. I just thought maybe I was not really meant to see Switchfoot in person. :(
However on Sunday, concert day, things changed. My sister expressed interest on going to the concert (she only learned of the event the day before), which means I won't be coming alone in case I make it. And then during our travel home from the province, I observed that there was no traffic. I've already accepted that I won't be going to the concert so this did not matter much to me. Maybe the Universe really wants me to go because we were able to reach home at 2PM. The concert was tonight at 7PM. That's when it sank in. There is still time! I can still go to the concert! I was so happy!
Come 5PM, I saw myself travelling yet again, this time to BGC. It was already 6PM when we arrived at the Amphitheater. There were lots of people already! While we were searching for a good spot, I told my sister that we could still try to avail of the tickets so that we could go nearer the stage. It only costs Php800 (but I didn't have my hopes up because I saw in FB that the tickets were almost already sold out). My sister said yes and so we hurriedly searched for the ticket booth amidst the huge crowd. We easily located it. I saw on the table that there were only just a few t-shirts left. We needed to buy 2 shirts for every admission ticket. I told the staff I would be purchasing for two tickets, and I was so happy when she confirmed that there were tickets still available! Both me and my sister got 4 XL Name design shirts. I was slightly amused because it was my original choice even on the ticket reservation - two Name shirts. Aaahh, the Universe was really with me that night!
And so after a few minutes, I found myself facing the stage (just a few rows from the front), eagerly anticipating for my dream band to come out.
During the Concert
Apparently there was a front act for tonight's stage - Paulo Valenciano and Robin Nievera with their band. Their group doesn't have a name. Paulo said they're just a bunch of friends who liked to jam.
|Paulo Valenciano sang some originals. He sounded closely like his father Gary V. :D|
Their band sang around 5 songs I think, including classic OPM song "Umaaraw, Umuulan" by Rivermaya.
After a 30-minute break, Switchfoot finally went up the stage!
|OMG. I just cannot describe the feelings during this moment.|
|Jon Forman, Switchfoot's frontman, looked so happy performing before the crowd that night.|
|Jon introducing Jerome Fontamillas, one of their guitarists, and a Filipino! |
Jerome tried to speak a few Filipino sentences, to the delight of the crowd.