As one of their songs say, “It’s alright, ‘cause tonight, we’re gonna paint the town green.” And they definitely did.
The lights went off and the crowd went nuts. The huge screen on stage started playing a video of vocalist Danny O’Donoghue, guitarist Mark Sheehan, and drummer Glen Power while green lights covered the MOA arena. They paraded from the dugout of the MOA Arena with guards and girls holding up green flags as they made their way on stage to sing “Paint the Town Green.”
They sang songs from their new album “No Sound Without Silence” and, of course, the good old favorites from their past three albums.
The energy of the band and the crowd was overwhelming, and just before they sang ‘Nothing,’ a little boy near the stage at the VIP area had a panic attack. Danny saw, so he asked a person from his team to check on the kid. Just another “awwww” moment that made the fans love the band more.
Mark Sheehan shared a story of how he is afraid of heights, but for the video for one of their songs, “Man On A Wire,” he had to overcome this fear. They showed photos from their music video where he was hanging from the side of a building while playing the guitar. Glen Power, on the other hand, had to play the drums at the edge of a building. “Be careful what songs you write,” said Mark. Then they showed a photo of Danny crossing a wire from one building to another. Check out the behind the scenes footage from “Man On A Wire”:
This is actually my favorite song from their new album, so when they started playing the song, I just raised my hand and let the song consume me.
Three’s a charm. It’s the band’s third time in Manila and the three members of The Script have always been grateful visiting the Philippines. They expressed that it felt like a homecoming.
The band wanted to interact with the crowd. They said, “We came all the way from Ireland to have fun with you! Let the people have fun!”
The crowd went crazy when Danny went up to the lower box area of the MOA Arena. He was singing and taking a video while walking among screaming fans.
Crowd interaction is a must for them, so they transferred into a small stage at the middle area of the venue. They shared how thankful they are for all the support of their fans. They also looked back when they we’re just “broke-ass musicians” eight years ago. They sang “Never Seen Anything ‘Quite Like You,'” and a special version of their first hit “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.”
Before they performed “Hall of Fame,” they asked everyone to stop taking photos or videos and to, instead, use their phones as flashlights. “For this one song, just live in the moment, yeah?” And as the lights went down, the venue filled with small, twinkling lights.
It was just like magic.