WHO HAS HANGOVER BLUES FROM YESTERDAY!?? *RAISES HANDS*
24 hours has passed since ONE OK ROCK found themselves overwhelmed with the love of their Pinoy fans who have been waiting for them for a long time (since the first Asia tour to be exact!!) I could still feel all the emotions I felt on the big day and remember the look on their faces when we sang and poured our love out for them. OH TAKA I LOVE YOU SO!!! (considering this is drafted hours after the concert! HAHAHA)
But now its time for me to fulfill my promise to #TeamBahay, #TeamAbroad, #TeamArena, #TeamPULP and #TeamONEOKROCK. Here is the part series of yours truly’s take on ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila. I will be dividing this in three parts: The Hours Before, Meet and Greet/Soundcheck and the Main Event. I am considering a fourth article, but I’m still fifty-fifty over it given the length of each of the three posts. The things you do for ONE OK ROCK!
Hajimemasuyo! This is one of my patented photo-heavy entries so expect it is quite long! If you find your picture, don’t be shy to say you are here!!! WAII #TeamArena
I decided to post this early… the other two will be next week as I am waiting for official shots to come in (YES, I WILL GET YOU SOME TEAM BAHAY AND TEAM ABROAD!!! OH YEAAAAAH!!!! )
For my first ever concert (not counting the mall lives of my other well-loved band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus who played days before ONE OK ROCK), I ended up preparing quite early for this whole event. I was able to get 5 hours of sleep before assembling up and travelled to Manila from the province.
I followed the posts in Twitter from fans who followed me and check if I would see a crowd already in the arena as I travelled various modes of transport (LRT was to get to the area. Yumie – who was in the Fans on ONE OK ROCK series – did text me and told me there was so I decided to go there first.
I arrived in SM Mall of Asia around 9 am and slowly walked to the Arena, which was quite far from the main mall if you dropped off the public terminal. I even saw Yumie and her friends on the way – who all showed their love for ONE OK ROCK with their shirts, accessories and the whatnots. They told me they will get food since they all arrived in the early hours of the day just to get good areas. Standing ones had to act quickly because of the moshpit good shots views.
When I finally got to the area after circling around MOA Arena, it was really a crowd!
I saw fans of all ages, all types of hair colors and clothing! Some wore fan-made and official shirt showing their undying love for ONE OK ROCK. Of course, you got to wonder what time they all got here! I will let these photos speak to you guys and read the notes in each one of them :))
CHOTTO MATTE DAAAA!~
Mei cuts your reading pleasure right here as of course, I still am going to give you guys the main course in a week. Yes, this will be the one for the books and I PROMISE IT WILL BE EPIC! SINCE WHEN DID I NOT BE EPIC THROUGHOUT THIS QUEST XD Lol.
ONE OK ROCK: The 35XXXV Asia Tour: Live in Manila was brought to us by PULP Live World, 28 Black and Amuse Asia Inc. Event partners also 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 regarding this event, visit either http://pulpliveworld.com/shows/2016/one-ok-rock
I can still remember Taka’s deadly eyes and voice… *hits rewind button somewhere but finds none* TAKE ME BACK TO THE 19TH!!!!
See you guys next week in my next post… Yes, I’ll get you some cool shots and content.