What a concert! Nelly Furtado played a bucket full of hits, transitioning in and out of each one so effortlessly. I particularly liked her year 2000 throwback hit “Turn Off The Light”, new-ish “Say It Right” and her sob-soliciting performance of “Try”. Newer hits I wasn’t too familiar with but I easily took a liking to one, namely “Big Hoops”. Her song “I’m Like A Bird” was rehashed somewhat with a tagalog part sung by Eunice of Gracenote which impressed some and confused others. The show had a great audio setup, and airconditioning at the Smart Araneta Coliseum was pleasant and not overly aggressive.
Noteworthy Gym Class Heroes also really showed their intense following when all their fans rushed to the front of the stage, ignoring warnings from ushers and concert security. And I am pretty sure I spotted more than a few unauthorized DSLRs in that crowd wanting to capture the moments that were transpiring. Audience participation was encouraged by Travie McCoy and the band while rocking out hits such as the rebellious “Peace Sign” and the positively messaged “The Fighter” among others. Crowd sourcing enthusiasm proved to be a piece of cake that night with a lot of kids singing along, screaming, yelling, applauding for more after every song.
Thanks to these people for making the concert possible!