Friday, 26 August 2011

Day 2: It's rockin' time

(August 14, 2011) OMG! I can't believe that I'm here already. I've got like a few hours away from the concert at the Asia World Expo. 
But before the concert, my cousin, Quoi, and my niece, Brie, gave me a tour to Jose Rizal's house in HK and the Matilda International Hospital, where my cousin Quoi works.

 Me and my niece, Brie

 This bus takes you the hospital for free!
Cool right? Would you imagine that this hospital is located at the peak?! Meaning you can literally see the breathtaking view of HK from up here.
...and that was what I'm trying to say..the view looks better at night.
Oh yes! that's me holding my ticket :) aaahhh!!! excited!

After going to church, we went home and then I started to get all dolled up for the concert. We took a taxi to IFC mall, then Quoi treats me for a Bubble Tea.
Bubble it! 

And then it's time for me to go to the Asia World Expo, and it's like 4:30 in the afternoon. I have to take the airport express train, and just in time when I arrived there around 5:30 in the afternoon I saw this girl struggling her way to the concert. She looks like she's in a hurry. I asked her "Where's the entrance to hall 8?", then she replied "follow me".
We exchanged stories with each other. I found out that she flew all the way from London just for this concert. Wanna know why? Because she was the winner of that meet and greet Paramore promo by Warner Music. She was alone and that promo is gives two passes for the winner to meet the band in person. I told myself "Oh my God! I have to be with this person so that I can meet the band!". She was running so fast because she was wearing snickers, and I'm wearing damn heels! I can't run! She went ahead of me and I can't catch up with her. Damn it!
I finally found the queue and there were so many fans queuing up for the event. Luckily, I was just on time to be a part of the crowd A, meaning I'm one of those who can get in first so that I'll be closer to the stage.
While in line I met another fan and she's also alone, her name was Yasmin and she's from HK, new territories to be specific. We talked for hours 'til at 7 PM we were all allowed to come in at hall 8. 

The concert started around 8:20 PM. Well, not exactly the concert, but the front act started to play their songs. It's a good thing it's an American band. They are The Swellers.

When they are finally over, there was a break for about 15 minutes, and then the event that I waited for years has finally started!

At that moment, that is all I can hear from the people around me. I can say that they are also die-hard fans like me. Since I was in high school I have always been dreaming to watch them perform live. When they had a concert in Manila, it was a very bad timing because I had my final exams that time, but this opportunity, even if it is NOT in Manila, I have to go! It's a very good timing.

What can I say about the band is..First, Hayley is a very good performer, and as a rocker chick, I love her! Her voice is so amazing when I heard it live and she really knows how to rock the crowd like there is no tomorrow. She told the audience that in every show they have she always goes home losing her voice, that is why her goal at the end of the concert is to lose all of our voices which was very effective because I almost lost mine due to excitement and crowd pressure. And of course, I won't forget Jeremy and Taylor. Those guys are amazing. Real pros I can say. How I wish I could get a jam with these guys.
(Blurry photos? blame the crowd)
I've always wanted to hear their songs Ignorance, Misery Business, Where The Lines Overlap, The Only Exception, Monster, CrushCrushCrush, and Turn It Off  LIVE!
The band's first song was Ignorance which really made me burst into happy tears because I didn't expect that. Because from the start I really wished that they'd play that song first, and when it happened, it made me realize that this concert was really meant for me.
They played When It Rains, Where The Lines Overlap, and Misguided Ghosts in their acoustic session.
They wrapped up their concert with The Only Exception, but they made an encore and they sang Misery Business, and on that encore they requested two people to come up on stage, and again I saw that lucky girl who won that meet and greet promo. I'm so jealous.
But nah! Why get so jealous when I can brag about it in the whole world that I've watched such a great concert. It was really worth the wait. Really worth of everything.

I promise to myself, when they get back to Manila, I'll definitely watch these guys again. They simply rock my world. \m/ I love PARAMORE! -k*

Oh wait! Did I forget to mention that I watched the whole concert barefooted? I removed my very high heels and I don't care if I'm wearing Steve Madden ones 'cause all I want to do that night is to rock out :p

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