NKOTBSB live in Manila

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 Quit Plying Games moves…lol

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:

Intro:

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

NKOTB

Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind this Time)

Valentine Girl

If You Go Away

Please Don’t Go Girl

BSB

Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely

10,000 Promises

I’ll Never Break Your Heart

Drowning

Incomplete

NKOTB

Step By Step

Cover Girl

My Favorite Girl

Games

Tonight

BSB

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

Encore:

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.