Kontrakultura 3: Born For Love – Set the Hearts Ablaze
When in Manila and on the lookout for a feel-good concert in town, the UP Fair held every year at the UP Diliman campus during the month of February is a definite must-watch.
Awesome rides? Great food? Cool prizes? Mushy but sweet dates? Good music? Talented artists? All check and they all set the hearts ablaze at Kontrakultura 3: Born For Love concert hosted by the UP Students of Destiny, a Christian organization, held last Valentine’s Day. There’s no other word to describe it except for this – A BLAST!
Why and how? Here are a few things that will answer that:
- The tickets were SOLD OUT!
About 11, 000 concert aficionados and dating couples attended the concert and the concert ground is literally jam-packed. Never have I seen in my how many years of attending a UP Fair concert a crowd as huge as that of Kontrakultura 3: Born For Love.
- Excellent preparation prior to and during the concert.
There were about 43 corporate and media partners that supported the event, 23 of which were from the media including a coverage by GMA’s SAKSI in live broadcast, as well as a live streaming worldwide by TV5’s Balut Radio.
They had different sounds/stage production compared to the previous concert nights using an LED screen with a live feed on stage. They also set up state-of-the-art concert lights bringing in a totally superb concert experience. And what I loved the most about that is that they had the lyrics on screen! So, even if you didn’t know the song, but were feeling the beat of it or just totally forgot the lyrics, you wouldn’t have any problem singing your lungs out to get along with the performing band. There were also booths for the artists and a VIP room which are all air-conditioned stationed backstage.
- Amazing performances by the artist/bands.
An unforgettable stint in the event was when Quest asked the crowd to turn on their phones to light the area as stage lights are turned off while singing along with him. That is one of the awesome, if not, the coolest stint any performer could ask the audience to do.
The crowd was also serenaded with great performances from Freestyle, Sabado Boys (including their crazy antics/ kulitans), Never The Strangers and other bands.
Of course, the crowd’s most awaited performer of the night was Yeng Constantino. Who would not want to watch the ever famous, the ever pretty, the ever kalog, and the ever talented Yeng?