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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Maroon 5 - Live in Manila

After ranting about the venue where Maroon 5's concert is to be held in my previous blog, I still bought a ticket in Gold B to watch the concert.  The ticket was on sale at that time at 50% off.  And so without hesitation, I bought the ticket.  I am very very glad I did.

I arrived at SMX at around 6:45pm already.  The queue for the entrance in Gold B is already long.  But everyone is allowed to enter the venue already so it isn't too crowded outside SMX.  As soon as I enter the SMX hall, most of the front rows were already occupied.  I found empty seats at row 8 already.  Not bad.  I can still see the drums from afar.  That's one advantage in watching concert alone (Yes, I watched it alone.  This is my 4th or 5th time to watch concert all by myself).  You only get to search for just one seat.  One disadvantage however, once you found a seat, you can no longer walk around to look for better seats, go to the restroom or even buy some food.  Else, you might come back with somebody occupying your seat already.  Good thing I had eaten snack at the office before I leave and I secretly brought some biscuits inside my bag so I can munch on something while waiting for the concert.

The concert started at exactly 8.30pm.  People were already standing on their seats.  Poor people from the silver area, I'm sure they no longer can see the stage as the Gold B people were already standing, like me.  This what makes the SMX venue undesirable.  They tend to watch the concert in the big screen instead.  The venue is, of course, smaller than Araneta Coliseum but I think it is still jam packed.  Because the venue is small, the sound was more desirable.  I appreciate Adam's live performance now than the last time they were here.  Well, maybe another reason is because I was in the bleachers then and so the sound were just coming from the speakers on the sides.  Unlike now, I was quite near the stage and so the sound travel is nearer.

The concert was great.  I really enjoyed it a lot.  And Adam was soooo handsome and hot! Even though I cannot see him up close and personal.  His close up shots at the big screen makes the girl beside me exclaimed: "oh my god, oh my god" many times as if she's going to faint.

  • Misery(8:30pm)
  • If I Never See Your Face Again
  • Harder To Breathe
  • Give A Little More
  • The Sun
  • Won't Go Home Without You
  • Never Gonna Leave This Bed
  • If I Ain't Got You(Alicia Keys cover)
  • She Will Be Loved
  • Wake Up Call
  • Shiver
  • Stutter
  • This Love
  • Sweetest Goodbye
  • Hands All Over
  • Makes Me Wonder
  • LAST SONG: Sunday Morning(10:10pm)

I especially enjoyed it when the band sang She Will Be Loved.  I love how Adam encourages the audience's participation to sing with them.  The latter part of the song where one group of the audiences sang "she will be loved" and the other group sang "i don't mind spending everyday" in combination until it fades was really awesome.  Another performance that I enjoyed was the cover of "If I Ain't Got You".  A favorite song of mine sang by one of my favorite band.  Just perfect.  Adam and the rest of the band were total performers.  I love the sound of each guitars, drums and piano.  Really amazing concert.  I'm glad I pursue watching this.


  1. "She will be loved" is my fave. I don't think I can watch alone, you’re so cool and brave.

  2. I would like to faint myself if I saw Adam up close :D I like Maroon 5 but the venue was really discouraging. We were supposed to watch it too even if it was a Monday night.

  3. @michelle - thanks sis. its an experience to try things on your own once in a while ;)

    @chew - yeah, maybe me too. i'll faint if he's in front of me. and yes, the venue is not an ideal one. but it's still a great concert!


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