warning: this post is BSB biased for the simple fact that besides Joey Mcintyre, I am not that well versed with NKOTB (New Kids on the block). i was more of a batang -BSB and the concept of a boyband wasnt existing in my vocabulary when NKOTB was at its prime.
this should have been one of the concerts that i could have opted to spend on at least a lower box ticket rather than just be content w/ a gen ad one (and just bring a disposable binoculars). i wasn’t really into this BSB thing. what i was really intrested about was the new SM MOA Arena, the newest multi purpose venue in the metro that is out to rival THE Araneta Coliseum. i wanted to see what this venue could offer…(much to my dismay… will blog separately. basta pangit experience ko urg namin pala). so despite the ridiculously pricey gen Ad tickets (1,090P), i, together w/ a new found BSB fanatic friend Shena and her mom (yup her mom), i decided to finally watch it. b-day gift to myself kumbaga…
and, well, i was right…my ‘what if’ thoughts regarding purchasing front row seats were indeed sealed to just ‘what ifs’ and ‘sayang’ when the concert ended. all i cans say was that it was a BLAST! just the best concert. it was epic. and to add insult to injury, group buying site ensogo.ph had the tickets on sale 3 days before the concert night ( VIP seats were lowered to around 5000P, from 13000P not bad).
the night was filled w/ a lot of nostalgia, a lot of dancing and singing along to still very popular songs of both boybands and of course screaming fans, there were about 10,000 of them, i mean … us haha! i only wished for one thing that night, that BSB sing ‘Quit Playing Games’ and as expected they did….and i became delirious. lol. (i missed myy boracay trip w/ my boys because of this concert. and theme song namin kaya ang quit playin games haha).
the video (credits to Knurdd). nagwala na ako sa part na to, dalawa kami nung mama sa tabi ko instant bff lol.
the malanding Nick Carter w/ Call me Maybe
I want it that way video c/o: sharmskee
the set list below also is a simple proof how ‘sulit’ the concert was:
Single/The One Mash-Up in Viva La Vida elements
Summertime – NKOTB
The Call – BSB
Dirty Dancing – NKOTB
Get Down (You’re the One for Me) – BSB
You Got It (The Right Stuff) – NKOTB
Larger Than Life – BSB
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind this Time)
If You Go Away
Please Don’t Go Girl
Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely
I’ll Never Break Your Heart
Step By Step
My Favorite Girl
Shape Of My Heart
As Long As You Love Me
All I Have To Give
We’ve Got It Goin’
Quit Playin’ Games With My Heart
I’ll Be Lovin’ You Forever – NKOTB
I Want It That Way – BSB
Don’t Turn Out The Lights – NKOTBSB
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – BSB
Hangin’ Tough – NKOTB
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
Hangin’ Tough (with excerpts from We Will Rock You)
this was also the concert that had the best lighting effects and the best indoor pyrotechnics.
i will let the photos and videos do the talking. thanks to Ovation Productions for bringing NKOTBSB here in Pinas.