Just like with the other aspects of my life, my “music life” in 2012 was very colorful. Eventful in a sense that I watched a lot of mind blowing concerts, I grew to love a couple of genres that I never thought I would love (no, still not into r&b and hiphop), I discovered a lot of new music (therefore needing more hard disk space once again) and admitting that I miss actually getting involved in music
CONCERTS GALORE AGAIN
Once again, I had the opportunity to see some of my favorite international acts in concert this year. In fact, I got to cross off four bands in my concert bucket list!
Death Cab For Cutie (March 5 at NBC Tent)
This was a groundbreaking concert for me – it was the first time I watched a concert alone! That’s how badly I wanted to see a post-Zooey Deschanel Ben Gibbard and his band. And yes, I did cry and lived to blog about it.
Lifehouse (May 26 at Smart Araneta)
We had nosebleed seats and you could barely see Jason Wade and his hotness, but you could definitely hear him croon into our ears and hearts (naks). A dream come true for John, Kaligay and me, but maybe next time better seats are needed
NKOTBSB (June 3 at MOA Arena)
While I will always be a rock/alternative/indie girl, there is still that high school girl part of me that squeals at the thought of Menudo, New Kids on the Block and a bit of the Backstreet Boys. So with fellow fan girl Mica, we screamed our hearts out as our teenage selves came out to party. An added bonus: Azkals players, and most especially Coach Hans Weiss, dancing and singing along to BSB songs
Snow Patrol (August 9 at Smart Araneta)
I could say that this was probably the most memorable one, partly because this was held a few days after the monster monsoon that devastated Luzon, and because Gary Lightbody was oozing with charm and appeal and of course because Snow Patrol is my 4th favorite band. Most of the people were teary-eyed when he dedicated Lifening to the indomitable spirit of the Filipinos
Keane (October 2 at MOA Arena)
I was slowly losing hope that I would be able to watch them, but at the last minute, two dear friends gave me and Angel tickets. Keane isn’t as bombastic or charismatic as the other artists I saw this year, but their music really speaks to me. And Tom Chaplin has this soaring, Bono-esque voice that tickles my heart
Saved Festival 2012 (October 26 at MOA Arena)
Appropriately enough, my last concert of the year was a worship concert. My friends at Becca Music once again did a great job in bringing together different artists to lead a jam-packed venue in worship. I brought with me a dear friend and it was her first time to attend a worship concert so it was such a joy to be with her there. I was only able to catch Abandon (my current favorite worship band) and The Katinas (not my cup of tea, but still great guys) though And yes, I did not have a single picture there.
My biggest concert regrets
Smashing Pumpkins (friends gave me a ticket at the last minute but I was stranded by the monster monsoon)
Wilson Philips (again, a friend gave me tickets, but then i got sick)
STING (How could I have missed this???? Oh yes, i was totally broke by then. Biggest regret of 2012 for sure)
To be continued tomorrow: My new love affair with a genre that i said i would never like (no, not that genre)