Manila Concerts 2012-2013

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  1. rbenzon

    rbenzon Super
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    So the mods will have less concert threads to close and archive, let this be the master concert thread for the next 15 months!

    Yes, we all have different tastes in music. But having one thread will allow for musical cross-pollination. :)

    That said, I just bought tickets for Sting. :)

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    Seen him twice: Madison Square Garden in the late 80s, Ultra in the mid 90s. Third's a charm: MOA in December. :)

    http://smtickets.com

    Wasn't able to get my favorite seats; tickets are selling out fast! But having seen him before, I settled for a decent seat/price.

    At least the cost did not sting. :)
     
  2. booblanco

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    good thread. these are serious prices for Sting, eh?

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    ironic considering the 'nilangaw' second Sting concert at ULTRA where us in gen. admin were asked to proceed to stage front due to the dismal numbers.
     
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    wow! and i thought the Elton John ticket prices were harsh.
     
  4. rbenzon

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    well, ovation knows that sting's (and elton john's) target audience now has a larger disposable income, whereas those who would watch newer acts, say bieber, are just disposable. hehe. ;)
     
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    I vow not to watch a live concert locally unless it's U2.

    When are they coming geddemit!
     
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    now to look around for a much younger sting.. darn, if only ronan keating knew how to write a song. ;)
     
  7. rbenzon

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    ^Seen U2 as a college kid, before they became famous. Hardcore U2 fans go where they play. :)

    Elton John is relatively less known in the Philippines. I only realized this when I went to college in the US, where everybody knew his songs. Pinoys were raised with more Billy Joel and Hall & Oates than Elton John. Of course, later on, his songs caught up when they were covered by different artists and in different movies--Moulin Rouge, Lion King, etc.
     
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    i want to watch this as well. probably will get an upper box ticket:)
     
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    I want to watch both Sting and Elton John's concerts but prioritised the Elton John VIP tickets because I'm bringing my parents along to the concert as a treat (Christmas gift as well), since they LOOOVE his songs. I remember them watching DVD's of "The Red Piano" at home, singing along to it and saying if Elton John comes here they'd love to watch.

    Sting's I'm still considering since I'll probably go alone. Would be my first time watching a concert alone since even my friends are not certain if they would come.
     
  10. rbenzon

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    it took elton john 40+ years to come to manila. it's not likely he'll be back again.

    thankfully, my wife treated me to see him.

    back-to-back nights with elton john and sting!

    money, like a candle in the wind. :p
     
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    The date for the John Elton and the bands is December 8, 2012. Saw this while watching the IDOLS 2012 Concert yesterday. Planning to buy tickets for my uncle who is a big fun of Mr. Elton.


    The concert of AI was great last night especially the much anticipated performance by Jessica. There were lots of people and how we envy the old folks have the best front sits when we the younger generations are just at the middle. ;)
     
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    anyone watching james morrison at smart araneta next month? my wife's a big fan and so i was "persuaded" to get us a couple of tickets. sabi niya, since i was the one who introduced him to her, dapat ako na rin bahala sa gastos na yun.

    weird though that i haven't seen or heard any publicity about the concert, whether on print, radio, or the net. isn't james morrison a crowd drawer, or have i been looking in the wrong direction?
     
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    Is it true that JLo will be having a concert here this coming December?
     
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    JLo Dance Again World Tour, November 26 at MOA Arena.
    You can get details and tickets here: https://smtickets.com/event/view/951
    Ticket prices are crazy!!
     
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    ^ It's beyond crazy already - I would describe the prices as kapalmuks.

    Was really interested in watching JLO, but got turned off by the kapalmuks prices.
     
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    My friend and I really wanted to watch this because it's JLO!! But when we saw the ticket prices we were like, "WHAT?! Nah. Nevermind. Let's just watch uploaded videos on YouTube." Hahaha! :p
     
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    i thought globe has a corporate box at the arena? then again if you do, it must be reserved for vips.
     
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    with ticket prices like these, it's like we're paying for the arena's construction costs! it may be cheaper to watch overseas. if there's a positive that i can take away from this, it's that gen. admin seats can be reserved after all. the question now is, how come other events are still free seating up there?

    araneta's looking pretty good right now.
     
  19. rbenzon

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    uHI to watch jLO :p

    can't afford to watch her shake her booty? well, there's always these booties.

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    :p
     
  20. booblanco

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    only if you see theirs as booties :p
     

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