I know this is late but I believe that my Chvrches experience should be documented. This is the first concert I attended to in my lifetime and I am so glad that it was Chvrches, my favorite band since 2012. November 26, 2014 @ Samsung Hall, SM Aura, one of the unforgettable days of my life.
Few days before the concert, Vybe Mnl announced that there will be a meet and greet, so I was really stoked when I heard it from Jill that weekend. I posted the mandatory photo with a caption, “Then I will never let you get away, never let you get away.” Of course from one of their newest song, Get Away. But, I think the caption was not that witty for Vybe Mnl, I guess since I didn’t win. Hahaha. Luckily, Jill won because of her brilliant caption on how she met Chvrches when they were still a front act in one of Passion Pit’s concerts. Cool. But the cooler thing is, the winners got plus ones for the meet and greet and behold you, dear reader, Jill picked me to be her plus one!
First things first, what’s our outfit for the concert?
So, we left the office at around 2pm, since the meet and greet is at 4pm. But before that, we had yoghvrt! Haha.
While waiting for the meet and greet, we stayed at CBTL outdoors, and took some selfies. Lels.
The wait took like forever but we gained some friends, the girl who was regrammed by Chvrches because of her nail polish and her boyfriend (Check IG!) plus, Jill’s friend from Ateneo and his friend. While waiting in the line, I wrote a haiku and also took some stalker shots since people couldn’t take photos because there’s an official photographer:
HERE IT IS! THE PICTURE FROM THE MEET AND GREET (I gave them the haiku I wrote and Lauren was touched, she said, “Awww, thank you.” Hihihi. Fan girl moment! Aaaaaahhh):
After the meet and greet, we just grabbed some drinks from CBTL,. Yeah, we didn’t eat dinner because we want to secure a good spot. Here are some photos of Jill while waiting, haha. That’s how bored we were. Jill also grabbed a glass of beer while we were inside the waiting area just before the Samsung Hall. We also bought some merch shirts which was dun dun dun duuun, 1000 pesos each! For the love of Chvrches! Lels.
As the bouncers opened the door for the hall, Jill immediately grabbed my hand and we ran inside, the line was totally forgotten. It was like we’re running for our lives. Indeed, we got a really good spot, so near. We were in the 2nd row, but we couldn’t take a picture of them three in one frame! #firstworldproblems HAHAHA
And now, here comes, CHVRCHES!
The moment they went onstage, they sang We Sink, followed by Lies without talking to the audience. I was thinking whether Lauren is just shy or that’s just their style in concerts. However, after those 2 songs, they talked to us! Gaaaahhh. I was really happy that I got to see them perform live. Lauren Mayberry is such a good singer! Pitch perfect, flawless voice, I can’t even. Also, the audience were amazing because all of us sang along with Lauren and also Martin in every song. I think they really felt overwhelmed by the Filipino fans. I hope Chvrches will come back. This was really an unforgettable night. I love you, guys! Stay awesome! (sighs) Will I ever recover from this concert? Lels
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