The Greatest Hits Tour Live in Manila: Blue

I really, really, really wanted to secure a front row ticket since the day I found out Blue was coming to Manila. But the nearest I could get my hands on was a third row ticket. On the night itself, I found myself chilling at the first seat of the second row. I only ran to the front when Blue’s set finally started. Basically, I’m saying here that I was on lola mode during A1‘s performance. I just didn’t want to get too tired before Blue appeared onstage. That’s what you call “strategy.” ;)

They started strong with “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word.”

Blue's amazing entrance with "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word"

Blue’s amazing entrance with “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word”

They followed it with “U Make Me Wanna.” All of us were dancing along with the boys! Never thought of this as danceable, especially with the “summer love” vibe of the music video. I’ve seen this in an ION Orchard Singapore performance last year, but it’s more fun when you see it for yourself. They’ve never been this adorable.

Lee Ryan before "Breathe Easy"

Lee Ryan. My personal fave from this set.

Hey Duncan, what you doin'?

Hey Duncan, what you doin’?

"Pour some Dom Perignon and hit the lights out"

“Pour some Dom Perignon and hit the lights out”

We thought they were gonna sing “Guilty.” As it turns out, it was “Breathe Easy.” It was so surreal being directly in front of Lee as he hit the high notes.

Duncan James looked dapper in a suit

Duncan James looked dapper in a suit

Antony Costa also looking good

Antony Costa also looking good

"Ohhhhhhhh I..."

“Ohhhhhhhh I…”

And my all-time favorite Blue song, “If You Come Back.” Unfortunately, the serenade didn’t happen. Hey Blue, if you are reading this, I am the girl with the neon signboard. They didn’t call anyone onstage. Which is a good thing because if the fan wasn’t me, I might’ve gone bonkers.

Cute bowtie right there

Cute bowtie right there

Simon Webbe has an awesome voice

Simon Webbe has an awesome voice

Got a bunch of Duncan pics, heh.

Got a bunch of Duncan pics, heh.

Simon Webbe

Simon Webbe

Of course, their first two hits “All Rise” and “Too Close” were performed by the boys as well.

Blue boys from the block!

Blue boys from the block!

"Baby I'll swear I'll tell the truth..."

“Baby I’ll swear I’ll tell the truth…”

"I'm telling you... objection overruled... oh baby!"

“I’m telling you… objection overruled… oh baby!”

Lee was a teen when they came out with "All Rise." Look at him now!

Lee was a teen when they came out with “All Rise.” Look at him now!

Since Simon encouraged us to sing along, that was exactly what we did.

Duncan James burning the dance floor with his moves

Duncan James burning the dance floor with his moves

Duncan James then and now

Duncan James then and now

Lee and Si

Lee and Si

Simon raps

Simon raps

“One Love” was the finale, and then they walked away. I was like, “Show over???”

The lighting reminds me of the "All Rise" video

The lighting reminds me of the “All Rise” video

Duncan and Lee

Duncan and Lee

Best male singer from a boyband, Mr. Lee Ryan

Best male singer from a boyband, Mr. Lee Ryan

I was absolutely thrilled when Antony noticed me and read what I wrote on my signboard which said “Blue fan since 2002.” He looked at me and said, “We came out in 2001 but thank you for supporting us since 2002.” I may not have gotten that serenade, but I am getting there!

And also, Duncan gave me a rose! But the girl beside me snatched the bud. Meh.

So yes, this is the front row part I was talking about in this post. :)

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