I'm glad I ate tikoy and wore red during Chinese New Year because I've been lucky since! I have to thank my friends Trish (please check out www.papillofinestationers.com) and Ric for giving Aryanna and me their VVIP tickets to Janet Jackson's concert! You guys made us so happy! *screams*
Before going to the concert, I gave Aryanna a crash course on Janet Jackson and her music. Unfortunately, there was very little time for my daughter to absorb Ms. Jackson's career so she just went with me with an open mind. Haha!
The moment we walked in PICC, we immediately felt the excitement of everyone! As soon as the video started (yes, there were short videos in between JJ's performances as intermission numbers. They were a bit weird and narcissistic but I enjoyed it!) people chanted "Janet! Janet! Janet!..." and while all eye were on stage, JJ came out at the side of the stage and walked through the crowd! Wild! How's that for "Up close and personal"?
JJ sang her all-time hits, danced her signature moves, and gave the crowd a good show! I was on my feet most of the time and danced all night long! Even though JJ lip-synced, I am grateful that I was able to see her perform live! Her songs brought back so many beautiful memories. I love you for that, JJ!
Because sharing is caring...
|The lucky ones|
|The longest line! Aryanna and I did not complain because we were grateful just to be at the concert!|
From left: JM and Aryanna
Again, I was lucky to be seated next to my friend JM Rodriguez, Channel Head at Channel V slash Janet Jackson's substitute back-up dancer! Haha! Memorize pa rin nya ang step ni Janet! Wow!
|Will the real Ms. Jackson please stand up? Tessa Prieto-Valdes was NOT prepared. LOL|
|*crowd goes wild* First outfitey: Space Odyssey|
|Second outfitey: Lilac gown with studded shoulder pads|
|Shoezey: Looks like Louboutin|
|Boom! There it is!|
|Love the chain bracelet!|
|\m/ I loved the rock number that the band played during one of JJ's costume changes, especially the guitarist's licks! \m/|
|\m/ Aryanna thought the drummer was awesome! \m/|
|Doesn't the male dancer in the middle look Pinoy? Or maybe Japanese?|
|Third outfitey: Sparkly tuxedo-like vest + Boots Anson Roa|
|Fourth outfitey: Studs and buckles—my favorite!|
|People of all ages and races danced to Janet Jackson! Aww...|
|Finale! JJ in an all-white outfitey!|
|The happy campers!:D:D:D|
Concert = Mom and daughter bonding time
Now that I've seen Michael and Janet Jackson perform live, abutan ko pa kaya si Paris? *legs crossed*
Shoppingero/shoppingera, how do you feel about singers lip-syncing during a concert?