OneRepublic Live In Manila: Counting Stars in Araneta!
When In Manila, we were wowed by American alternative rock band OneRepublic at their one-time concert last night in Smart Araneta Coliseum. It took them years to finally visit the Philippines but their performance last night was all worth it. The Filipino fans sang their hearts out to their famous hits and had one of the best nights of their lives.
Being their first time in Manila, the boys of OneRepublic graced the media at a short but very fun press conference that evening before their concert. The OneRepublic Live in Manila concert was basically done to promote their lastest album called “Natives”.
I’ve known OneRepublic way back since their MySpace days and they still create great music to this day. OneRepublic is composed of Ryan Tedder (Vocals, Guitar), Briant Kutzle (Bass, Cello), Zach Filkins (Guitar), Eddie Fisher (Drums).
OneRepublic were asked questions on their favorite songs from their albu), songwriting, what keeps the band together, their impression about the Philippines, and yeah, how they were welcomed by our terrible traffic.
After the lighthearted presscon, I was able to join the boys at a meet and greet. They were really nice (and tall, haha!) Meeting them just made me much more excited to see OneRepublic live in Manila!
Light It Up!
It’s OneRepublic’s time to light up Araneta!
Almost everyone got up from their seats when the lights flickered behind the curtains and the band started playing “Don’t Look Down”, followed by the hit “Light It Up”. The crowd went ballistic! OneRepublic sure knows how to make an entrance!
When “Secrets” came next, I’m pretty sure that was when I screamed like a highschool girl and sang like one of those singing-in-the-shower days. Secrets is an absolute favorite, especially when it got tesla-coiled in movie, Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
What followed Secrets were a mix of their new and classic hits. It was great to hear them play their famous “Stop and Stare”. But what came next was one of the best mash-up sing-alongs in all the concerts I’ve been to. And I’m glad we got it on video!
Read on to see what I’m talking about! ;)