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Day 4 Hanson Shout It Out Cebu: Fan Club Meet & Greet and Waterfront

Hanson Shout It Out Philippines Manila Cebu

I was 19 when I first saw Hanson. The best seats we could get cost a little over 3000PHP— money that I, a college student relying on mommy’s wallet, didn’t have. I didn’t want to ask my mom for money for Hanson so what did I do? I took the money meant for my college course’s team building seminar, met up with my friends at Araneta’s ticketing booth first thing in the morning, and used it to buy a fifth row ticket (rows 1 to 4 weren’t for sale).

Obviously, if money wasn’t a problem then, it wasn’t going to be an issue now. When we got confirmation from Yam (who works for Dayly Entertainment, if you haven’t figured that out yet) that they’d be playing a second show in Cebu, I wasted no time booking flights for me and Sanya.

With half an hour of sleep in the last 36 hours and a haphazardly packed overnight bag, Sanya, Triccie, and I checked in at Waterfront Saturday noon and met up with Brenna and her brother (he watched the show, too!) who were staying a couple of doors down the floor from us. At this point, I was subsisting on a latte I had at Mactan Domestic and some too-sweet coffee chewy candies I got from 7-11. Sleep was not an option, not when we had a full day of fangirling up ahead.

Yam had texted us saying that there was a motorcade of sorts waiting for Hanson at the airport up until either the hotel or SM Cebu (where the album signing and meet & greet was held). Cute! We missed it, unfortunately, because Hanson and Dayly had an earlier flight than us.

We got to SM Cebu and were one of the last few ones to get our shit signed. At this point, I had nothing else to say to Hanson but “Surprise!” It’s me again, fools!

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Face meeting palm. Photo by Kris Rocha.

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I LOVE THIS PHOTO. Taken by Kris Rocha.

As usual, Sanya managed to say the funniest shit in the shortest amount of time. Something like “You’re so hot now!” to which Zac replied with “You mean I wasn’t hot before?”

After a quick coffee run, we headed back to the hotel to rest a bit before the fan club meet & greet. While waiting, Yam brings Kaycee, a member of our 2004 Hanson Circle of Trust to us. WE HAD NO IDEA KAYCEE WAS EVEN IN THE COUNTRY, since Sanya told us that she was in Sydney!

The only one allowed to take group photos was Laarni, the HNET Reporter. I was really annoyed at myself for not re-reading the M&G emails because I totally missed that part where we could bring stuff to have signed. After finally showing Taylor my Runaway Run tattoo (he said it wasn’t something he saw often and I told him I made sure it was different by googling Hanson tattoos first. I also had to be a dork and tell him how I thought I would never have the chance to show it to them when I got it done in 2010), he asked if I had anything for him to sign. I shook my head and he said something about my already having a bunch of stuff signed anyway LOL. Later, I would notice the other girls getting their M&G confirmation letter autographed and since I wanted something— anything— signed and my passport was not a freaking option, I sucked it up, went back to Taylor and handed it to him.

Things went a bit cuter with Zac. Again, I showed him my tattoo and Sanya and I later joked that we should have quizzed him and asked if he knew what song it was from (he did flub Wish That I Was There at MOE) and then asked him to sign my letter.

Helga: I know it’s pathetic but can you sign my letter? I didn’t bring anything else.
Zac (signing my letter): Yeah, that’s pathetic.

Zac: Kidding!

Sanya had an even, umm, cuter conversation with Zac but he told her to keep it between them; their little secret, he said.

To be honest, Taylor and Isaac intimidate me but I managed to squeeze in a quick conversation with Isaac about my hair. I didn’t get to show him my tattoo anymore because it was right about this time that I saw Sanya and Zac having their little moment and I wanted to witness it LOL. I need to mention that Isaac is stunning IRL and he has a flawless profile.

We also gave them postcards that I pilfered from Klassy‘s (one of my best friends and another member of our HCoT who now lives in San Francisco) wedding.

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Taylor: “Do you want me to keep this?”

I one-arm hugged Zac on our way out and it wasn’t as awkward as I thought it would be. I always wonder how fans can hug or kiss them on their cheeks (Filipinos are quite the affectionate people) and it took a bit of courage on my part to ask Zac for a hug. Good thing he’s always happy to oblige but I think that’s going to be a one-time thing for me. It’s just so weird! I don’t even hug my friends unless I’m drunk or deliriously happy.

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So hold on to the ones who really care because in the end, they’ll be the only ones there.

Back in our hotel room, I put on another specially picked out, super fancy 65PHP concert dress. We head down to the lobby and run into a bunch of fashionably dressed girls in high heels. We’re talking pumps here, not sensible wedges you can go crazy in. CEBOOM!

Hanson Shout It Out Philippines Manila Cebu

Finally got to meet Midori in person! Well, we met earlier that day in SM. Also: I look bloated.

Things got a little dramatic inside the ballroom. I know I’m going to sound like an entitled brat so I’ll try to be quick. Our tickets said Row A but there were house seats in front of us. It’s bad enough that there was a mix-up and we didn’t get center but the house seats row extended way beyond the paid rows and we got stuck at the end of it. Here’s a rough doodle:

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Waaaay past Taylor’s piano, near the edge of the stage; almost like we paid for VIP seats only to see empty space in front of us.

Wah wah wah, stop complaining, Helga, you’re still super near.

No, reader, NO! This. is. Hanson.

Instead of a barricade, we had a few bouncers just chilling out by the stage. I heard from one of the HansonPH girls that they were told by, I presume the venue people, that the wires snaking across the floor would electrocute anyone who dared step on it/go near the stage. I was already pissed off at this point (I was hungry and needed sleep) and started wishing that that crap was true so I could sue the hell out of Waterfront. We have a lawyer in our Hanson Circle of Trust, okay!

There was also that issue of whether or not we were allowed to run up front because we had no idea what the Cebu crowd was like. Are they the type to stay in their seats? Complain about the Manila girls who ran to the front and blocked their view? Will the pudgy bouncers tell us to go back to our row? We were stressing out! This is not a Norah Jones concert! No one is supposed to stay put!

In the end, we decided to make a run for it. Heck, it’s the last Hanson show, we are not going to let some ill-arranged seat plan get in our way, and we are going to do this properly.

I’d be lying if I said we weren’t worried, though.

We ran. By the time Taylor asked the crowd how we were doing tonight, we were already jumping up and down in front of the house seats, in front of Taylor, and in front of a bouncer who might or might not have been taken by surprise.

Cebu Waterfront Setlist and Photos:

The problem with seeing two Hanson shows in a row is that you more or less end up with the same setlist and you realize that some of the things they did the previous night weren’t as spontaneous as you’d like them to be.

Hanson Shout It Out Philippines Manila Cebu

Waiting For This, Shout It Out

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Where’s The Love, Middle of Nowhere

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Thinkin’ ‘Bout Somethin’, Shout It Out

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A Minute Without You, Middle of Nowhere

THIS IS WHERE SHIT GETS REAL.

Taylor: “So we got to play a show in Manila last night and since then we’ve had a few people request a couple of songs.”
Helga and Sanya and I guess, Yam and Triccie, too (but that’s definitely me and Sanya yelling): RUNAWAY RUN! RUNAWAY RUN!
Taylor: This is one that somebody asked us to play.

Flash back to that afternoon’s meet & greet when Kaycee (whose LJ username was blistered_feet) told us she spoke to Isaac about Runaway Run and Been There Before and asked him if they were going to play it tonight. Isaac said it should be pretty easy to do so and I don’t want to assume things but Been There Before wasn’t in the printed setlist, yet they played it SO THANK YOU, KAYCEE.

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Runaway Run, This Time Around

Life = made.

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Hey, Underneath

Taylor had us fist pump to Hey! (around the 3:46 mark) and I made a few embarrassing mistakes by punching the air and going HEY! a little ahead of time. Pretty sure I wasn’t the only one, though! If you click through the video, that’s Sanya’s head you’ll see bopping along.

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Strong Enough To Break, Underneath

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Deeper, Underneath

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Wish That I Was There, This Time Around

By this time, I’ve had it with this song. I LIKE IT, no doubt about that, especially since This Time Around is my favorite Hanson album. But there are so many good Zac songs from The Walk that I wanted to hear; Running Man, Tearing It Down, and Go, to name a few.

Hanson Shout It Out Philippines Manila Cebu

I Will Come To You, Middle of Nowhere

Here, the bouncers decided to be total dickheads and formed a human wall, effectively blocking Sanya’s view. It was very aggravating because we didn’t travel to Cebu, buy VIP tickets, and book a night at Waterfront just to watch some dude’s back.

They also reasoned that stepping on the wires might cause technical difficulties. First— perhaps they should have thought of that while setting up the venue and taped the wires to the floor. Second— the bouncers themselves were stepping on the wires!

“Grabe yung mga bouncers talaga and that old woman represents everything I hate in the world!!!” (Triccie B, 2012)

I’m glad they played IWCTY in Cebu instead of Araneta because the audio was better at Waterfront (at least from where I was standing) and I could actually hear them sing it. Wish I could say the same for A Song To Sing and With You In Your Dreams =/

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Been There Before, The Walk

FINALLY: A SONG FROM THE WALK. They were supposed to sing Carry You There, according to the setlist, and it’s great that they opted to do this instead. The crowd was noticeably quiet, probably because they were unfamiliar with the lyrics (something that Taylor acknowledged). Admittedly, I only know the chorus and the hook by heart.

Fun fact!: while I was choosing lyrics for my tattoo, the line “When you can’t get through it, you can listen to it” was one of my options but I saw that someone already had that.

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This Time Around, This Time Around

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Penny and Me, Underneath

Only the most perfect song to have ever been written.

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Oh Darling (The Beatles Cover)

This was fantastic. I mentioned in my previous entry that I’m not too fond of Zac’s vocals but this song is perfect for him/his voice. This is by far my favorite cover they’ve done. He’s got some killer lungs, too— check out 3:20-3:44. It wasn’t captured in that video but Isaac looked so proud of him.

Here’s one of Taylor checking how Zac was doing:

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So cute!

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Give A Little, Shout It Out

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MMMBop, Middle of Nowhere

It is my dream to see Hanson so many times that I’d be able to go to a show where they don’t play this song.

As a side note: I really love capturing Isaac in his element. Also: I love his hair.

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Lost Without Each Other, Underneath

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If Only, This Time Around

To quote Triccie: There are very few things I like more than Taylor Hanson jumping & playing the harmonica at the same time.

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In The City, This Time Around

My voice was shot, my throat was super dry, and I was ready to drop dead from exhaustion but I still had a bit of jump left in me. You’d think I’d be over the whole thing, having been at the Manila show just the previous night but who knew when I’d see my favorite band perform again? Truthfully, jumping was a little uncomfortable because my tummy would burn from hunger each time (having only eaten a rice meal from 7-11 and a corned beef pandesal the entire day). Thinking back, I can’t help but hang my head in shame at my nutty choices for that day (including spending 95PHP on a can of soda… twice!) but show-starved fangirls will be show-starved fangirls. I guess.

Once again, the set ended with all band members doing a collective jump. The bouncers were still holding hands/forming a pathetic human barricade (I’d like to know whose brilliant idea that was so I can stop blaming security lol), preventing me from getting a decent photo of everyone mid-air. I had second thoughts posting this because you can see Taylor’s daddy belly but who cares, we can’t all be built like Greek gods.

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IDK, it was really annoying and I seriously doubt anyone in the crowd was crazy enough to climb up on stage and make things awkward for everyone, ya know? I just feel like their presence marred the show a bit for me because I lost my dance and squee buddy when Sanya moved away (partly my fault, too, because I was stubborn and held on to my spot). It didn’t help that one of the bouncers kept rolling his eyes at the enthusiastic fans (a gentler way to word screaming fangirls, hehe). In the end, they were overpowered because everyone wanted to touch Taylor. To be frank, I legitimately feared for my feet and camera when I got pushed forward as Taylor extended his hand towards my area. I woke up the next day with a bruise on my left foot; I don’t mind but I can’t say that’s ever happened to me!

Hanson Shout It Out Philippines Manila Cebu

Hanson Shout It Out Philippines Manila Cebu

Hanson Shout It Out Philippines Manila Cebu

Hanson Shout It Out Philippines Manila Cebu

Hanson Shout It Out Philippines Manila Cebu

And that was the last time we saw them.

The last three days had been so surreal and incredible that I was waiting for the universe to balance itself and throw something lulzy or bad our way. I was expecting to maybe lose a lens cap, money, my sanity, a friend… anything, really. Sanya lost one of our hotel room’s key card but that was hilarious since she “accidentally” slipped it into the gift bag she handed Taylor.

But nope. What we lost was something more valuable, something that will haunt us for the rest of our lives… LOLJK, we just missed out on saying good-bye to the guys.

We stayed up ALL NIGHT just so we could see them off in the morning. A little past 3am, we headed downstairs and loitered around the hotel lobby. Good thing Waterfront has a casino because there were definitely shadier-looking characters out and about at that ungodly hour. We eventually gave up an hour later, headed back to our room, crawled into our own beds, and talked about stuff (like whether or not we’d sleep through the breakfast buffet). At about 5am, just as we had incorporated “Get up and go” into the conversation, Yam sent us a text: Go down now.

I have never seen Sanya and Triccie move so fast, it was comical. I was barely on my feet when the both of them were out the door, running towards the elevators. I had trouble putting on a shirt because I was laughing too hard.

To make a long story short, we ended up waiting (for, like, an hour!) at the wrong wing and by the time our sassy Malaysian friend told us that they were gone… well, they were gone. We especially felt for Yam, who worked so hard on this and was asked by Taylor if she was going to see them off.

I know this sounds silly but we were kind of really sad.

I was a few months shy of 12 when I fell in love with this band and I was a little worried experiencing them live with adult eyes and adult ears and an adult heart. While I will always love them unconditionally, the years have opened my eyes to their flaws. They’re not the greatest songwriters— I mean, come on: “make it by in the pink moonlight” and “drown her pain in lemonade”? Most of their songs lack imagery (or at least fall short of my personal expectations), The Walk was didactic, and Taylor’s voice isn’t what it used to be (but it will always be one of the things I adore the most). I love this band to death but I’m not oblivious to their shortcomings and as excited as I was to see them live again, I worried that it could also be the end of my being a fan.

In the past, people would react with disbelief or laughter (this one guy thought I had a great sense of humor because of it), or just plain ridicule me for still being into “those girly blondes who sang MMMBop” and did I know they used to masturbate to the lead singer? (how super kewl and edgy and hilarrrrrrrious of you!!!!!!). No one’s ever asked me why they’re my favorite band. Having no musical know-how, I’m unable to justify why I think they’re talented musicians; I just know they are. They can write songs about nachos (they did), jet lag (they did), and Christmas sweaters (they did and it was adorable) and I would lap that up like a bowl of milk. It’s really just how they make me feel. When I need cheering up, I pop in This Time Around and things aren’t so bad anymore. There was a time when I couldn’t listen to Middle of Nowhere because the nostalgia took an almost painful physical form, like a fist to the heart (lulz dramatic). No other band or album or song has ever had that effect on me, and I do recognize that a lot of these emotions are tied to having grown up with them. Their music feels like home; there’s something comforting about their soulful, harmony-driven sound that’s very distinctly, well, Hanson. And most importantly— as they started playing the first few bars of Thinkin’ ‘Bout Somethin’ in that tiny function room at EDSA Shang with the majority of the audience probably hearing them for the first time since MMMBop— they make me feel proud.

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26 Comments

  • Reply Pei Ru April 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Fun times but lesson learned: Don’t bother forking out for VIP tickets, ever.
    I was complaining to their organiser/promoters about how ridiculous the seating plan was. Should have just made the whole damned thing a General Admission concert.

    -Ru

    • Reply Helga April 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Sassy Malaysian friiiiiiend!!!! <3

      Gen Ad shows, for international acts (especially the popular ones), are rare here! And GA will only work for small venues, like Hard Rock Cafe. For in-between venues (not a coliseum, not a bar or club), they usually sell two types of tickets (VIP and Gold) and divide the venue in half.

      • Reply Pei Ru April 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

        @Helga,

        “It’s how they make me feel.”

        SO TRUE. Glad to know that I’m not the only one who thinks that they aren’t the best lyricists around! (“Running Man” totally drove that final nail in the coffin.) Hence the question I threw out at the MOE.

        And the rambles proved it LOL.

        • Reply Helga April 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

          What did you ask them??? I could barely hear any of the questions (and their answers) because they didn’t hand out mics. I wanna know hahahaha.

      • Reply Pei Ru April 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

        @Helga,

        PS, I FELT LIKE SUCH A BEARER OF BAD NEWS THAT MORNING.

        • Reply Helga April 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm

          OMG I knoooww. I couldn’t believe it at first and I had no idea what to feel. When we went to check on the coaster and saw it was gone, I couldn’t even bring myself to cry because it didn’t sink in that THEY WERE GONE and WE WEREN’T ABLE TO WAVE GOOD-BYE

      • Reply Pei Ru April 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm

        @Helga,

        It was something along the lines of… “Have you ever listened to a song, pay attention to the lyrics and go “DAMN I WISH I WROTE THAT LINE!”?”

        A tad bit too intellectual, I guess… but the copywriter in me HAD to get it out somehow!

        Their answers were kind of, urm, all over the place. If I could recall, Ike said something about how he’s always got this favourite song by this singer (Billy Joel I think?) which just can’t be topped; Zac on the other hand doesn’t usually have that reaction, but more along the lines of “how can I top that?”; while Tay just sees it as a challenge and moves on. Then it went around in circles…. ??morerambles??.

        And yeah, they should have handed out mics.
        Ike had to recap my question.

  • Reply Rei April 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    i adore this post helga! i love the blow by blow detailed narration of what happened in cebu, i felt that i was there too. :)

    • Reply Helga April 16, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you! :)

  • Reply Laarni April 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Dear Helga,

    I got teary eyes when I read the last paragraph. <3 I liked the audio at the Araneta more than the Waterfron's though. Oh btw, daming naghahanap sa'yo sa page. Sino daw yung fanson na may pink hair! lmao. Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing!!!

    ~laarni

    • Reply Helga April 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Thaaaanks! Can’t wait for HNET to upload your interview! Ang bagal nila!

  • Reply Dianne April 16, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I will never get tired reading your Hanson entries. :)

    • Reply Helga April 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you! <3 Hoping to see more of Hanson so I can keep fangirling over them on my blog haha

  • Reply Triccie April 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Omg I’m in the hotel room laughing and tearing up because of this entry and I refuse to go out. My friend asked me why I couldn’t stop laughing and I barked at him and said ” you’re not a Hanson fan you won’t get it!!!!!!!” I wanna be in Manila now!!!

    There are lots of things I wanna say! Will be flooding the comment section within the day. But aaaa I love this and you guys and Hanson!!!

    • Reply Helga April 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      lmfaoooooo, Triccie <3333

  • Reply midori April 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I Cry.

    No words.

    But I’m glad that aside from Hanson’s autograph, I also got Helga’s! <3 <3 <3

  • Reply Jessica Ann April 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Hi!I loved reading this entry!!You’re sooo incredibly lucky!I would have killed to see that concert, but I was out of the country :( I couldn’t even begin to think about what I would do if I were in your place!

  • Reply leeyan April 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    I NOW OFFICIALLY HAVE A NEW FAVORITE BLOG! You da best, Helga!

    “There was a time when I couldn’t listen to Middle of Nowhere because the nostalgia took an almost painful physical form, like a fist to the heart (lulz dramatic).” —TRUE THAT! :D

    I love how perfect this post is and how honest you are in your writing!

    PS. Rode the elevator with you at the Waterfront one time, and I was like, “Ahh . . . so that’s Helga.” They had told me to watch out for the pink-haired girl. Just sayin’! :p

  • Reply Kat April 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Helgaaaaaaaa. Those last two paragraphs. <3 <3 <3 Really. You hit the nail on the head. It also reminded me of a line from one of my favorite things I've read on the internet:

    "The idea of criticizing someone's taste in music is like blaming them for blushing at a compliment. We can't help what makes us feel feelings."

    I don't think I'll ever get over not getting to watch them perform Runaway Run (drama!!!) which I only take as a sign that I WILL get to see them sing it live. Someday.

    I was slowly getting over them na. Then I read this post. And clicked on a video. Aaaaaaand, I'm back where I was two weeks ago. Haaaaaaaay.

    Sorry, my comment is all over the place. I blame Taylor and his white pants.

  • Reply Triccie April 17, 2012 at 7:44 am

    “WE HAD NO IDEA KAYCEE WAS EVEN IN THE COUNTRY, since Sanya told us that she was in Sydney!”

    –> LOL this is hilarious because Sanya totally made it up out of NOWHERE HAHAHA.

    “Sanya had an even, umm, cuter conversation with Zac but he told her to keep it between them; their little secret, he said.”

    –> Zac: “no. You can’t tell them what happened. No. No.”

    “No, reader, NO! This. is. Hanson.”

    –> Exactly. And your doodle is genius. Four seats in the middle = WHO DOES THAT. O_O

    “(I’d like to know whose brilliant idea that was so I can stop blaming security lol)”

    –> But I still can’t forgive that semi-kalbo bouncer who kept rolling his eyes at us. YARI SIYA WHEN TAYLOR ASKED EVERYONE TO JUMP AND SCREAM. Get over yourself mofo. The bouncer beside him was really nice and would duck talaga when I would tell him “kuya wala kami makita please!!!”

    “Truthfully, jumping was a little uncomfortable because my tummy would burn from hunger each time (having only eaten a rice meal from 7-11 and a corned beef pandesal the entire day).”

    –> LOL when we were all so bummed about the concert set up, we paused for a bit and after a minute of silence you screamed, “I’m so pissed and I’m HUNGRY.” LOLOLOL,

    “we had incorporated “Get up and go” into the conversation, Yam sent us a text: Go down now.

    I have never seen Sanya and Triccie move so fast, it was comical. I was barely on my feet when the both of them were out the door, running towards the elevators.”

    –> ALL OUR SHEETS made so much noise at the exact same time eh! Super hilarious because I was already half-asleep and Sanya was singing Get Up And Go and we were all about to give up! When Sanya read out Yam’s text it jolted me back to consciousness. Works better than coffee!!!!!!!

    “by the time our sassy Malaysian friend told us that they were gone… well, they were gone.”

    –> I really thought Pei Ru was just kidding us so I ignored it and I still believed that we were gonna see them off. :'(

    “And most importantly— as they started playing the first few bars of Thinkin’ ‘Bout Somethin’ in that tiny function room at EDSA Shang with the majority of the audience probably hearing them for the first time since MMMBop— they make me feel proud.”

    –> CRYYYYYYY WAHHHHHH
    <3<3<3<3

    Thanks for writing this <333<33333 beats all the published articles.

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  • Reply Krissy April 17, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Awww Helga you made me cry with this post :) I’m not as big of a fan as you are, but I can totally relate with the last paragraphs <333

  • Reply Yam April 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    WHAT IS THIS!!! I read this yesterday diba, but I tried to listen to non-Hanson music again this morning and for at least an hour I thought I was on the way to “getting over” Hanson (really?!). Seriously, I haven’t been the same since they arrived and left the Philippines. Even listening or watching to my kpop stuff don’t work.
    So why did I click on your entry and now I’m back to my April 1 self.

    I had no idea you didn’t have a proper meal on the first day in Cebu!

    “Their music feels like home; there’s something comforting about their soulful, harmony-driven sound that’s very distinctly, well, Hanson.” <3 <3

  • Reply Eligyne Torez April 18, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Love the pics especially the one with the pink haired girl in it. Did you tell your mom about the seminar? Looks like you really enjoyed the event based from the pics. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us.

    -Eligyne

    • Reply Helga April 19, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Thanks! :)

  • Reply Crisel April 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Even though I’m not as big hanson fan as you, I’m glad you’ve experienced this stuff and thank you that have shared it with us way better anyone will. I was just want to say you got great photos, I love the lighting on Ike’s Where’s The Love photo. I guess, one of the best thing about being on the second show was you kind of already know what to expect and capture the perfect moment, like them jumping as encore and Taylor’s look to usher the crowd scream louder. So cute!

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