June 7, 2015 – the adventure continues with the two-day-concert extravaganza!
Still left with a gigantic hangover from the previous night’s concert of Pentatonix, Jon and I had to prepare our hearts to seeing our Snow Queen and all-time-favorite Elphaba of Wicked Musical, Ms. Idina Menzel!
WHO IS IDINA MENZEL:
Oh, just one of the best female artist and music theater actress of all time!!! She is well-known for being cast as the original Elphaba of the ever-so-awesome, Tony-award Broadway musical WICKED!!! But many youngsters know her for bringing life to the character, Elsa, the magical and beautiful Snow Queen of the Disney animation, FROZEN – very well-known for the powerful song “Let It Go”, c’mon, admit it, you sang it hundreds of times, too, hahaha…
WHERE THE CONCERT WAS:
Luckily enough, the condo we stayed in was just a walking distance away from the SM Mall of Asia Arena, where Idina’s concert would be held. So YAY!!! No need to rush. Jon and I had time to spend the afternoon in our condo, resting, chatting about the Pentatonix concert, meeting a good friend of Joni’s, and having a scrumptious Japanese sushi platter dinner at SM MOA, later that night. The best part was… it was free! A treat by Joni’s good buddy. Thank you generous sponsor!
AT THE ARENA:
MOA or Mall of Asia Arena was not as big as the Smart Araneta Coliseum, but is magnificent nevertheless. Though, we were just a bit let down by the strictness of their guards there, and were also surprise at some empty seats, especially in the lower ground. Oh how we wish that night that the organizers will transfer us- the lower box audience to the Patron area. Lol.
Anyway, the concert began with a more mature and demure cheering coming from the audience. It was kind of awkward to be screaming, to be honest, since there were many people of older age, as well as parents had brought their children to the show. The atmosphere was more toned down compared to the wild, boisterous, teens and young adults in Pentatonix’s concert. hahaha… Nakakahiya sumigaw-sigaw. ꈍ .̮ ꈍ
Nevertheless, Jon and I were still going gaga over the sight of “the” Ms. Idina Menzel and to hear her powerful angelic voice sing live.
IDINA MENZEL LIVE IN MANILA 2015 is co-presented by 28 Black and PULP Live World.
Featured Image credit: by PULP Live World