Love is this, this is love: The Script #3 Live in Manila [Part 1]
When I first heard the rumors that the Script, my favorite Irish band, was coming to Manila, I couldn’t believe it. Ever since I missed their concert back in 2011, I have been waiting for this moment. I didn’t know it would come so soon. I have been dreaming about seeing them in concert for years. If you’ve been following my blog, you would know that this is also on the top of my bucketlist. So, believe me when I say that the minute I found out that I could actually make my dream come true – I went hysterical. After utter disbelief came the full blown realization that hit me so hard I couldn’t sleep that night – I would finally see the Script live.
ITS OFFICIAL. 033113 WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF 2013.
Why, you ask?
Well, if you’ve been following my blog, you would know that the popular UK band, the Script, is coming to Manila, Philippines. They will be having a one night only arena concert at the Araneta Coliseum on March 31, 2013. They are promoting their new album #3.
Yes, that’s 033113. Less than 48 hours from now, I will be crossing another one off my bucket list. I am finally going to see my favorite band live in concert and I’ve got a front row ticket to the jam-packed show! I hope they sing my favorite songs from their new album: Six Degrees of Separation and Glowing.
If you can’t tell how excited I am, then you are clearly missing the point of this post. I don’t know how I will be able to sleep when I know they will be breathing the same Manila air soon!
Now do you feel my excitement? Good. Well brace yourselves people. The next thing I’m about to say might just make you scream.
Not only am I going to see the Script live in concert this 033113, but I am also going to MEET THE BAND IN PERSON. Yes, you read it correctly - I just won a MEET AND GREET WITH THE SCRIPT. Omfg omfg omfg. Clearly, I’m still over the moon and not over the news. I won the contest that I told you about here.
Now you know why 033113 will be THE BEST DAY of my year so far. I’ll be crossing two things off the bucket list. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you guys posted. For now, let me get back to jumping up and down and screaming my lungs out. I am the WOMAN WHO CANT BE MOVED.
If you’ve been following my blog, you must know about my infamous bucket list. One of the things on the top of this list is seeing my favorite band, The Script, live in concert and also getting the chance to meet them.
Help me make my dream come true by liking my entry to this Manila Concert Scene contest. All you need is a Facebook account, which Im sure most of you do! Next, just click the photo above and “like” or “share” my entry.
Thank you and I do hope that I bring some good news about this in the next couple of days. Until then, I’m crossing my fingers and sitting on the corner of the street.
Because Two Can Keep A Secret
I just thought this would be an appropriate title for this post. After all, it’s about PLL, and it has definitely got to do with a secret I’ve had to keep in for a while.
When ETC announced that they were bringing in Troian Bellisario aka Spencer Hastings from Pretty Little Liars, I never thought I would get the chance to meet her.
But alas, fate surprises me yet again and I find myself patiently waiting for her arrival at the Marriott Hotel in Manila. Although I only got to speak to her for less than five minutes, it was worth it.
Troian is such a sweetheart and is definitely a looker. The first thing she said to me and Aries (the girl who became my partner during the meet and greet) was, “Is this a brown haired contest or what?” We all just giggled to ourselves and I couldn’t help but get the easygoing vibe from her. She may look all prim and proper (I even wanted to steal her dress), but she definitely knows how to entertain and make fans smile. I hope I put a smile on her face as well with the scarf I gave her!
You guys will definitely laugh at the picture that was taken of us. It looks like I was staring into space, but actually I thought the video camera was the camera taking our picture!
So much for being star struck. Anyway, Thank you ETC for being so incredibly kind and generous to me. And also to Troian for giving me a minute I’ll never forget.
Q&A: Atlanta Adventure
I remember the day as if it were yesterday. About a month from now, it will have been a year since I visited the set of the Vampire Diaries in Decatur, Atlanta & met some of the cast members. It was ultimately a day that changed my entire life.
But enough with the theatrics. You can read more about this in my previous posts under my bucketlist tag.
So let’s get down to business. I’ve been receiving a number of questions on the hows, whys, whens - basically, details on how I managed to snag the wonderful opportunity. I just thought I’d answer some of them for you.
How did you get to visit the set? [Mel] I entered ETC- Philippines’ TV promo contest “Fly to Atlanta” where I had to answer a number of questions about the episodes each week. I must have gotten those answers right because I won the contest.
Aside from the trip, what else did you win from the contest? [Mel] I just want to point out that I won a visit to their set in Decatur, Atlanta [basically two plane tickets, hotel reservations, a $500 allowance, and 2 set passes]. There were no promises made that I could meet any of the cast members. It just so happened, as luck may have it, that they were filming an episode that day where Julie Plec, Joseph, Candice, Matt, Nina, Ian and Paul were on deck!
Aside from this, I was also given a Flip HD video camera, GCs to certain establishments in Manila, TVD pillowcases, ETC freebies, a TVD tumbler and 2 signed TVD posters. What I consider the most important of them all though- is that Paul Wesley hug. I wouldn’t have changed that for the world.
When you won the TV promo, how did they inform you? [Mel] Basically, I was in the middle of tons of work when I got the call. Yes, with no pretense whatsoever, they gave me a call on my cell phone and that was it. They told me I won! I freaked out for the most part, and I couldn’t contain my tears.
Did you really have US VISA to fly to the TVD set? :( [Mel] Apparently, it’s part of the promo mechanics. It’s a good thing I actually have one! You need one to join the contest!