Tears For Fears almost left Shanky Baby on Tears

Official Poster of Tears For Fears Concert by Ovation Productions

Great was my excitement when I saw an advertisement on TV which indicated that Tears For Fears is going to have a concert in Cebu. Wow! One of my favorite 80s band is finally coming to Cebu! This is one of my dreams. I did not write this dream on paper but I have surely written it on the notepad of my mind.

Why did I become a fan of Tears For Fears? To tell you honestly, the main reason was because I find Curt Smith very cute! Second, Roland Orzabal has strong and great vocals, and was cute as well. Third, their songs rock!!! My admiration for them grew when I received a cassette tape of the album Sowing The Seeds of Love. Need I continue?

I saved money so that I could buy myself a ticket. The cheapest ticket was Php 1,000. I told myself that the price was reasonable. I was already having great smiles even before the concert day. Little did I know that their concert will teach me a valuable lesson in life. 

That's me on the reflection.

On the day of their concert, I woke up at afternoon. My boyfriend was on duty so I was on my own to watch the concert. I went to Waterfront Cebu City Hotel by half past 6 PM to buy a ticket. I noticed the number of people around. It was a crowd! I asked the ticket teller if the Php 1,000 tickets were still available. To my dismay, they were already sold out! The tickets available were Php 2,500 (standing), Php 3,000 (free-seating), and the more expensive ones. I politely thanked her and stepped back. I began to think on how I could join the concert. Then somebody from somewhere suddenly asked me if I had tickets. I told him I had none. He began offering me Php 3,000 tickets for the price of Php 2,500. I politely told him that I could not have the tickets. My cash on hand was not enough to grab his offer. I was a bit teary-eyed already but suddenly, I remembered that I brought my CREDIT CARD! Wohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! After remembering the credit card on my bag, it only took me less than 10 seconds to think about grabbing the free seating tickets which was worth Php 3,000. My heart was beating fast! Finally, I have a ticket in my hand! I went to the loo before I went in line to go inside the concert venue. I waited with much excitement and it was all worth it!

Always buy tickets earlier so that you don't have to grab the more expensive ones!

Here's a view of the audience in waiting.

Here's a view of the audience in waiting.

I can't put in exact words all the feeling I felt when the concert started, but let me try. The audience went wild! It was great! It was amazing! It was superb! It was visually-appealing! It gave me the natural high I get every time I hear their music, but this time it was much more because I could feel their presence on stage. From the looks of their faces, I could tell that Curt and Roland has aged gracefully! The beats were fantastic! The video below was taken from my video cam. I'm sorry for the shakiness of the video. I'm petite so I had a hard time having a great view of the concert and keeping my hands still. The rest are photos I have snipped from the videos I have taken. I still have to upload all the videos I took from the concert though. Just keep posted on this blog for the videos because the sound quality is great!

The Cebu Concert Playlist included:
  1. Everybody Wants to Rule The World
  2. Secret World
  3. Sowing the Seeds of Love
  4. Change 
  5. Call Me Mellow 
  6. Everybody Loves A Happy Ending 
  7. Mad World
  8. Memories Fade
  9. Closest Thing To Heaven
  10. Billie Jean
  11. Floating Down The River
  12. Advice For The Young At Heart
  13. Bad Man's Song
  14. Pale Shelter
  15. Head Over Heels
  16. Shout

This was the part when the audience went wild! Everybody Wants To Rule The World was the first song.

This was the part when the audience went wild! Everybody Wants To Rule The World was the first song.

Curt Smith! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! ^_^

Oh my God! He made the PEACE sign! That's my sign too!  ^_^

Roland feeling the guitar rifts! Oh yeah!

Roland placing a LOVE SPELL on us! ^_^


I love the background! This was when Sowing The Seeds of Love was being played.

Another awesome scream from Roland!

Tears For Fears! Number One!

Wow! Curt smiled!

Awesomeness noted Roland!

Is that a Fender, Roland?

Cutie Curt

Bye for now, but we'll meet again! ^_^

When they finished playing Head Over Heels, they actually left the stage. They were such in a hurry to catch their flight, but the audience wanted more. I, myself, wanted one last song. The crowd grew impatient until finally, they went back on stage to play Shout!!! That was awesome!!!

August 12, 2012 was indeed an unforgettable night! I could not forget that I paid Php 3,000 and I could not forget the awesomeness of Curt and Roland! Wohoooooooooooooooooooo! I can't wait to see them again!

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