This post is divided into two: (1) Black Eyed Peas presscon and (2) coverage of their concert in SM Mall of Asia.
Expect ‘Fashionology’ at The Black Eyed Peas’ Manila concert
“They have a truckload of hits from four commercially and critically acclaimed albums. They are the Grammy’s pick for everything excellent for years on end. They have been on four consecutive world tours since 2004. They have reset the bar for excellent hip hop music and they continue to push the envelope even today.
They are the Black Eyed Peas and Manila, Philippines, home to one of their very own Apl.de.ap’s (Allan Pineda) familial lineage, had been specifically handpicked to be the much-coveted venue in all of Southeast Asia for this momentous musical event in the group’s history.”
â”€ Futuretainment Inc.’s Press Release
Here are videos from the presscon:
Don’t Stop the Party, Black Eyed Peas
October 25, 2011 – It was a few minutes past 7pm before the biggest music event of the year and I couldn’t get more excited to see the Black Eyed Peas LIVE in concert – FINALLY! I have always loved their music. I may have a different reason for liking them (definitely not similar to why I love artists like Adele), but Black Eyed Peas has their own unique sound and cool style that resonate towards a wide audience.
I first met with our giveaway winner, Prince, pictured with me below as we gave him his Gold tickets to the concert (yes, he got an upgrade!). I can feel that he was so excited to watch the concert too. :)
The front act for the night was all-Asian female group Blush. I honestly haven’t seen them perform yet, but I’ve heard some of their songs before, like “Undivided” and “Fell In Love With A Song”, which they performed for us live that night. They were good, but I was already too anxious to see Black Eyed Peas to enjoy their performances. :D
It was fun seeing everyone around me singing along as the Black Eyed Peas continued on performing “Don’t Phunk with My Heart” and “My Humps“, with all of them, especially Fergie and apl.de.ap, moving around the stage to keep the party pumping. It was pretty obvious the foursome were also having a great time.
will.i.am started singing, “Philippines is family” as they thank all the Pinoys who supported the Black Eyed Peas throughout the years, especially all the love we showed for one of our own, apl.de.ap.
All you have to do is dream
You can be anything
Get your education
Change your situation.
And I couldn’t agree more. :)
After singing “The Apl Song”, apl.de.ap revealed his partnership with Smart, one of the biggest telecommunications company here in the country, and the new logo. It was pretty cool, and I was quite surprised as I haven’t seen any announcements about it. Apl mentioned they’re coming up with a new phone made by Pinoys and for Pinoys, if I remember it correctly. I’m excited about that! :)
apl.de.ap showcased his break-dancing skills before leaving the stage, and we were lucky enough to take a vid of it:
I honestly was taken by them that the last song I remember was them performing “I Got the Feeling“.
Thank you, Futuretainment Inc. Thanks, Black Eyed Peas and we hope to see you perform live again very soon! :)
Written by Mhel Ignacio, web administrator and Associate Editor of Orange Magazine TV. She is a web/blog and graphics designer who also blogs over at Certified Foodies, Just Another Pixel and Pinay Reviewer.