Friday, April 13, 2012

My Cranberries Concert Experience!



I have a faint memory that a song from this band brought me and a dear friend closer. Back in high school, waiting for our teacher for a post-lunch-break subject, we will sing Ode to my Family. Feel na feel namin na parang may pinagdadaanan, trying to imitate Dolores' haunting and distinct vocals. Doo, doo, doo, dooooo...Doo, doo, doo, dooooooo...

The Cranberries is most probably one of my early concept of a "favorite band". In high school, I got a pirated CD of their "best of the best" compilation in St. Cecilia's Hall back when pirated CDs were still openly sold and at a steep price of P100 (ngayon ang P100, 100 songs na! Lol). I don't know why I wanted to listen to No Need to Argue again and again after our teacher played it in our Lit class. Zombie was a favorite videoke song of my cousins. And of course, there is Linger, one of the "cool" songs with easy-to-play chords back in the days I was a frustrated gitarista.


I can't describe then the feeling when I learned that my old friends will be coming here for a concert! SUPER EXCITED! I made sure to watch, with or without kasama. Thank God for Krissy who is always game for anything!!!


Although I have NO idea of their new songs, I will always hold on to those songs that I will never get tired of. There will always be bands so close to my heart, maybe because they were my best company--highest times and lowest days. They wouldn't get tired telling their pangarals, or share my sentiments--with just a press of the repeat button and I have them again. But this time, I was ecstatic to listen to the Cranberries LIVE, and watch Dolores dance the baliw baliwan dance!



And although they did not sing some of my most favorite Cranberries songs (And Krissy's Promises), it was still an awesome experience. The crowd was mostly mga ka generation, people in their quarter life forgetting about their personal crises for a few hours. My favorite moment during the concert was during When You're Gone. And of course Krissy and I tried dancing the baliw baliwan dance! How about you?


Sharing one of my favorite concerts ever here: (And watch Krissy whine by the end of the vid when the band didn't perform Promises, hahaha! :D Love you Krissy!)

10 comments:

  1. kainis... haahha love it. so happy for u. sayang .. nainjure kasi ako babes e hahaa

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    1. oo nga e!!! i hope the injury doesnt hurt na!!!

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  2. "There will always be bands so close to my heart, maybe because they were my best company--highest times and lowest days." Awwwww :)

    Haha kinabahan ako baka super dami ko reklamo sa huli, buti naman yun lang :D

    Pero di talaga nila kinanta yun Promises :((

    Super cool sis! Thank you for making a video out of it, goosebumps!!! It made me wish I was there at the concert again, only this time hindi na ako masyado maghihintay for my favorite song to be played and just enjoy listening to the band :)

    Thanks sis!!! ♥

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    1. quotable quotes queens! hahaha! :D awww thanks for appreciating the vid again sis :) and it's ok noh, ako din madidisappoint if they didn't play my favorite :)

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  3. Hay! When I learned about the Cranberries' concert, my heart broke (chos!) 'cos I know I can't just fly to Manila even when I want to. Tight ang budget and it's still recovering from Hanson :))

    x Roan

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    1. wow you flew pa pala for hanson! from where ka pa? :) cool!

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  4. sayang di ako nakanood! their songs bring back so many memories! :)

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    1. it did brought back the old times :) im sure babalik uli yan tho years pa!

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  5. Wow inggit ako! grabe I listen to their music all the time back in the days :)

    Kaye Awatin
    http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

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