The Calling Live in Manila! [★]Sunday, November 13, 2016
I'm so happy that it's becoming a trend today that all those 90s bands are coming to the country for a concert. One of these groups that I got the chance to see live is The Calling, who performed at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 11. This is their first time to perform in the Philippines.
I think I was around high school when the band was at the peak of their popularity. All their greatest hits (Stigmatized, Adrienne, Wherever You Will Go, Our Lives) were part of my life going through adolescence (and you know how complicated that can be, with all the hormones and emotions involved).
I just love them. And I cannot believe I was going to finally see them live.
Me and my sister got the cheapest tickets available for that concert. When we arrived at the venue, we immediately noticed that there were not much of a crowd around - no people were rushing to the arena with us compared to other concerts we went to previously. Entering inside the arena, the MOA staff told us that we don't need to go up to the Gen Ad section. All tickets were upgraded to Lower Box. When we got to the LB section, we realized why. There were not much people in the arena, and it's only an hour to go before the show starts.
Oh well, the show still must go on. There were two local band frontacts for that night - Bonifacio Republic, and another band that I didn't catch the name. I liked more the latter band, just because they performed an awesome guitar cover of the Game of Thrones opening theme. :p
|The show's front acts|
|peeps at the tech booth #howtobeyoupo|
After a few minutes, the band finally came up on stage!
We were so near the stage that I am able to see Alex Band's facial expressions, as well as the rest of the band. It really felt surreal.