When i found out that Dashboard Confessional is coming to the Philippines, i instantly told my friends B and P that i wanted to watch. P was still in New York City at that time. We all decided that we would only be willing to pay 1,500 maxxx for this concert. I used to listen to Dashboard Confessional in my long drive back in 2005. When I went to the States to visit a friend in Boston, he and all his friends said that this band is a must watch. But my travel schedule never permit me to watch them abroad.
And sooo, we all agreed that I will buy the tickets. BUT the thing was i totally forgot till the last minute. I only realized that the concert day was actually today. haha.
Nevertheless, we went to Trinoma early today, and decided to look for tickets. B and I without P, agreed that we would try to explore buying tickets from the scalpers. We don't usually do this but we just wanted to take our chance. While waiting for 7:45pm this is what we did:
took a picture of bliss wearing Jean & Rosz accessories, PILE them up bracelets with matching 2 rings!
I, on the other hand decided to wear this distressed leather studded double wrap. Php 250.00 only, of course from Jean & Rosz.
Ordered yummy raspberry iced tea and made this pringles inspired charm as the left over froth from the refreshing iced tea from Mary Grace Cafe.
Since there were notes for Mary Grace from customers on the table, we decided to make one for her too.
B admitted that she is in fact a cartoon character. A cute, pretty one.
B looked really full and satisfied but we had soooo much time before meeting the scalpers that after an hour, we feast on this sinful pecanbon and coffee. No wonder why we're soooo healthy looking.
Makes you drool? Too sweet!
Black Coffee with MAC's Pink Nouveau
Of course, this adventure is not complete without the very very comfortable Sperry Topsiders!!!
And then we headed off to search for our beloved scalper. We wanted to buy the silver tickets originally priced at Php 1,545 each for 1,000. But ended up buying the VIP tickets worth Php 4,400. The scalper wanted us to get it for Php2,500 each. We only wanted to pay Php 1,500 maxx as planned. So we negotiated by telling him that the band has already started, so he agreed anyway! Yey! Good buy eh?
Who cares if it says complimentary.
When we entered, the band Franco was already playing their 3rd song. We were sooo happy that Dashboard Confessional hasn'qt started with their set yet. Perfect timing, right?
Our VIP tickets said that we're supposed to be seated at ROW J. But of course, we wanted to make the most of our Php1,500. So we sat on ROW C! haha. Luckily, we were never evicted!!!!!
B and I were acting like concert POSERs since they played most songs from their newer albums. I personally know few songs only from the newer albums so it felt weird being surrounded by real fans screaming the lyrics on top of their lungs. B and I decided to do the "WATERMELON" lipsynch method. haha. Precisely the reason, why we only wanted to pay Php1,500.00
All in all, i recognized 6 of their songs plus 2 of their covers from U2 and Weezer. Not bad.
Not only was this concert worthit because we only paid 1,500. But Chris could really sing well. High notes all through out. Loved the steady, easy to listen to melody, and passionate singing! Maybe this is the reason why friends from the US highly recommend them as a must-watch band. I sincerely enjoyed every minute of it. In fact i found the concert too short.
Isn't he cute? hmmm. For someone who looks this cute, this dude could also carry a crowd. and he has stage presence too.
I thought that "Stolen" would be the encore but "Hands Down" was. Though i wished that they sang more of their older songs, we got a BONUS before the show ended.
B was soooo lucky to have snatched this Dashboard Confessional drum stick used in the concert! We used our "size" to our advantage after the drummer threw this on air.
The drum stick up close
We capped off the night with a sumptuous bowl of cheesy pene and ribs from Banapple Cafe in Katipunan. Thumbs Up for both.
Of course B never took the drum stick off her hands!
This is the two of us.
To more concert adventures! Cheers!
We got lucky tonight!
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