Mei is here once again to deliver you a special entry (I like surprising people like that)!
If you have been following my blog and my Facebook page for the past few weeks, I have done several interviews with fans now anticipating for ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila. The stories of these fans are overwhelming because it is very very clear that these fans have been changed by the music of ONE OK ROCK.
Now, let’s hear it from the man who granted everyone’s prayers to bring ONE OK ROCK in Manila! Yes folks! For this entry, Mei asks PULP Live World President and PULP Magazine Publisher Vernon Go regarding ONE OK ROCK and his expectations for the incoming concert.
To be honest, I have exchanged several tweets with Sir Vernon since the announcement of ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila in the first week of September. The tweet exchanges were about the setlist, PR details and others. When I thought of doing this interview, I was a bit nervous if he’ll agree to it. But to my surprise, he did and I am very very honored to feature this interview in my blog.
I thank Sir Vernon for answering my questions for this event! Hopefully, I could get a photo with him in January (hope so Sir!!!)
Here are his answers to the questions I know some of you guys are wanting to ask regarding ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila:
Question 1: Prior to the proposals regarding bringing ONE OK ROCK in Manila, have you heard about the band before? Where? How?
Yes. I have heard of ONE OK ROCK. I can not recall exactly how or who introduced but they have been on our radar for years.
Question 2: What had you convinced to accept the proposal for PULP Live World to consider bringing ONE OK ROCK in Manila?
As said the band has been on our radar for years and we have good relations with Amuse.
Question 3: Did you guys have problems negotiating with AMUSE regarding the concert? Many fans were disappointed when the band didn’t stop by Manila in 2013 in their Asian tour.
No this was not a conversation in 2013. We were not discussing with them at this time.
Question 4: What was your reaction when the fans of oNE OK ROCK reacted when you guys declared that you will organize the band’s concert here in Manila?
We were of course happy to see happy fans.
Question 5: Why SM Mall of Asia Arena?
It is currently my favourite show venue. I like how it is managed although there is room for improvement, there is no better venue in the country at the moment.
Question 6: Can you give us any teasers as to how the preparations are going on for the concert? Any surprises we should look forward to?
We are definitely planning surprises for the Manila show! But the last decision will of course be with the band.
Question 7: Any expectations as to what will happen on January 19?
Awesome rock show! Lots of screaming! Lots of fun!
Question 8: Final question, any message to the fans now excited for January 19, 2016?
We are going to make sure this is going to be a spectacular show! We are excited to see if interest in J-Rock will grow in this country. We hope it does! We love seeing how Asian music is growing in the world. We will do our part to help this along.
So, are you ready to show Vernon Go and the guys from PULP Live World the power of ONE OK ROCK fans on January 19?
If you are and haven’t bought your tickets yet, tickets to ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila is still available in all SM Tickets branches nationwide. You can also purchase these tickets online at SM Tickets Online or call SM Tickets at 420-2222. Please only purchase your tickets in SM Tickets and not through scalpers!
The biggest J-Rock concert in 2016 is brought to us by PULP Live World, 28 Black and Amuse Asia Inc. Event media partners include Monster Radio RX 93.1, MYX, The Philippine Star, Astroplus, Odyssey Music Video, Pulp Magazine, G/ST and SM Mall of Asia Arena.
For more details of this event, visit either http://pulpliveworld.com/shows/2016/one-ok-rock
For show updates, follow @PULPLiveWorld on Twitter and Facebook. Or follow my blog or Akizora’s official twitter feed @oneistoinfinity for updates.
Lets show PULP Live World, Amuse Asia and ONE OK ROCK the reason why Filipino fans are one of the best fans in the world! Lets also give them a reason to come back and make a repeat of this highly anticipated concert!
As for me, I’m ready when you are!