It is early morning and it is Valentines. It is early morning and it is Valentines and I am trying my very best not to be the grumpiest, old and solo living creature on the planet. I have been for the past years!
This day this year, I am changing gear and is trying to rewire my nutty brain. I chose not to be bitter. I am not the rebel heart this year for I chose not to maltreat those who loves celebrating this day. I was a success of not wearing all black today. And I actually was able to control my emotions of not kicking and smashing the Valentines heart designs in my gym last night!
Though living solo and celebrating Valentine’s today solo, I would like to put my bearing and my outlook on a very positive note. I will treat this year’s celebration on a more amiable light. Because of this, let me greet everyone who happens to read this post a very Happy Valentines! I hope you stay in love and celebrate this day all throughout the year!
Ayoko magpaka-ampalaya ngayong taon, para maiba naman!
Now that the Manila and Singapore leg of the Rebel Heart tour has been concluded, Queen Madonna right now must be prepping up for her concert in New Zealand. But right here in Manila, the vibe and spirit of the concert still reverberates.
Everyone who were able to see the show here in Manila have posted their own video clip of Madonna performing in their respective social media account. This is their “proof of purchase” for such a spectacular event! Their video is their tool to prove that they actually have the bragging rights and make those who failed to see it go inanely envious.
Who wouldn’t brag about witnessing this event? It so far is the most expensive concert ticket sold in the live-entertainment-event history of the Philippines! Thus, it would be ridiculous not to take a photo or a video!
Now that I am reviewing the video clips that I took during the concert, only now that I realized that my videos were too short. My video clips were too short because I prefer watching Queen Madonna not from my cellphone screen and I guess I was too mesmerized by her every performance that I was not able to record properly.
Therefore, as my “proof of purchase”, I won’t post a clip of Madonna performing, I would instead publish the most amazing concert interlude that I have seen!
This is what I took… Start to get amazed…
Kakamangha! ‘Yan ang gagawin kong prodaksyon namber sa darating na Krismas Parti… Hahaha!
I may not be aware but as far as I know, I don’t curse. Uttering expletives and swearwords is really not my cup of tea. That is why while I was watching the first night of Madonna concert (Rebel Heart Tour) here in Manila I was surprised and was in disbelief by Madonna who generously peppered us with the “Mother F” words. It initially felt awkward.
What is even more uncomfortable is that Madonna wanted us (the audience) to answer her questions in the affirmative by shouting “F@#k Yeah!” It was indeed super unpleasant at first. But as the show develops to become more spectacular song after song, answering Madonna with such profanity seem so liberating.
I was like un-caged for a while and did not care who would react to such profanities that I was blaring. And since everybody was in such a happy mood and because everybody else is doing it, no one cared, no one got offended and no one was hurt. And that is the beauty of being able to scream out something that is unusual yet astonishingly redemptive and unshackling.
My shouting “F@#k Yeah!” that night actually became a bit of therapeutic. It is because I was luckily able to channel and vent out all my worries, anxieties and desperations in my screaming! I did not seem to care what Madonna was asking her audience but when it was time to respond and shriek with the rest of the spectators, I was pouring out all my angsts!
Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour I guess lived up to the title of the concert. My heart indeed became temporarily rebellious from the norm because my civility would seem fly out the window every time I shout to respond to the Queen. But the cathartic effect of screaming expletives that night was really comforting in the end. No, I did not changed by starting to utter expletives from now on, but that night, I left the concert cheering and ecstatic yet deep within me I was feeling calm, quiet and free.
I don’t know if my troglodyte-like writing and relaying these thoughts makes any sense but my shouting “F@#k Yeah!” that night was indeed one unusual liberating experience!
It was all exclamation points in my thought bubble from the start to finish! This is how I would describe my general feelings when I watched the Manila leg of Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour. It was like a super blessing granted to me by the Supreme Being!
While I was shouting “Oh My God!” in uncountable times while she was emerging from above the stage, every bit of my being was growing goosebumps last night!
I have been a Madonna fan since the day I first heard the song “Everybody”. All my classmates, all my friends, my colleagues, my relatives and of course Nengkoy knows this. And ever since that day, I have been wishing from the heavens to grant me the royal opportunity to see even at least one of her spectacular shows. I actually thought that this would never be accorded but I guess the Book of Secret is correct all along when it says “Nothing can come into your experience unless you summon it through persistent thoughts.”
The Rebel Heart tour and finally seeing Madonna performing live would be the apex, the apogee and the culmination of my being diehard fan.