Trent: We’re finally in Manila.

Me: Yes you are, my love.

I think that’s what he said. :DDD The other stuff I want to blog about will have to wait. The excitement over watching NIN is killing me that I have to blog about it NOW. XDDD

Patron ticket

It took me days to decide whether I should or should not watch the concert. The only reason that’s making me have second thoughts was because nobody from my friends wanted to watch due to money reasons. Somebody had also backed out without informing me even at the last minute. I’d rather be informed of the bad news instead of making me wait for nothing. >_< I’m also running short on dough, but this is NINE INCH NAILS — with their last tour! Every single cent I spent for this was worth it even with the minor shittery that happened to me pre-concert…

Thank goodness I didn’t have to go through the MRT battlefield as most were in former President Cory’s funeral. I arrived in Cubao MRT by 6:30PM, met up with Kat’s brother to get patron ticket, then Marco in CBTL.

30 Minutes in line.

We went to the coliseum to line up at the entrance. It was surprisingly long. We waited for 30 minutes before we got in. Then another 30 minutes for the inspection of belongings.


I lined up at the package counter first. I asked if I can just bring my bag in, but package counter guy said that I can’t (even though my bag’s small). I told him that’s not possible since I got my period and I need my napkins. He laughed a bit and told me to ask the security guard. So the period/napkin became an issue.

The security then inspected my bag and told me that I have to leave it at the package counter. I told him the same thing about my period, but he still wouldn’t let me. Then I said annoyingly, “So you want my shorts to be all bloody? You want me to put bloodstains on the seats and make everyone see it?” (That’s a very, very rough translation of what I said. I don’t remember my exact words.) The security gave up on me and said that I should just leave my brush and umbrella. So, folks, the brush is now a DEADLY WEAPON! BEWARE OF THE BRUSH! XDDD I’m not being sarcastic. I just find it funny. HAHA~

I lined up again at the package counter, but with Marco this time. He was asked to leave his keys. >_> The only good thing about this shittery was that I got to see Norman (of Jeepney Joyride). He saw me too and he even waved.

There's Norman!
That’s him in brown. *lol*

After the effin’ lines, we found out that we were in the wrong area. So we headed out to one of the big entrances of the coliseum and had to go through lines again. Shorter this time except at the package counter. The umbrella was a pain. ~_~ I wasn’t told to leave my brush, but I still did to be sure. I noticed that the guards there were nicer than those we first encountered. I guess they have a discrimination for those who can’t pay for expensive tickets. Tsk, tsk.

We already missed Pupil by the time we got in, but that’s alright. I don’t wanna watch them anyway. Ever. *lol* (Sorry, Pupil fans!) We waited for about another 30 minutes before the actual performance.

Bassist checking gear, I guess.

Crowd before concert
Waiting for the band to start. :3

Not too excited?
Stunned audience *lol*

NIN! Only decent pic I have of them
The only decent pic I have of them.

I have to apologize for the crappy photos. It pisses me off to know that digital cameras were allowed. I had to rely on the toy that didn’t produce quality shots or videos. ;_; Anyway, Nine Inch Nails played as soon as they got out to the stage. They played for about an hour and half with a very nice set list:
Somewhat Damaged
Terrible Lie
March of the Pigs
The Becoming
I’m Afraid of Americans
Gave Up
La Mer
The Fragile
Non Entity
Gone, Still
Downward Spiral
Mr. Self Destruct
The Day the World Went Away
Dead Souls
Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole

Trent Reznor didn’t talk much. He only said thanks a few times and introduced his bandmates. The crowd was really at it which was a good thing. Some kids were dancing and headbanging. One was doing some really gay dance moves. I wanted to tell him ‘hey this is not a club!’. *facepalms* I, on the other hand, screamed and cheered at the top of my lungs. If only I could scream my cellphone number out loud for Trent to hear and waved chairs for him to notice me. *lol*

The concert ended at 11PM. I sat down for a bit then went out after receiving a message from Marco that we’ll be meeting at the lobby. I came across some weird people in the washroom and along the way to the lobby. ~_~ The girl in the washroom kept saying “OH MY GAWD” “SHIT. IT’S SO HOT. I NEED TO POWDER” etc. etc. I wanted to kick her fez… Just because. *lol* The concert itself was awesome. I came a number of times that I lost count. The only problem was the security and Araneta Coliseum’s package counter that was smaller than of a mall’s. ~_~

Let there be more decent bands to visit the country please. 311 and WEEZER! Oh, DEFTONES too! πŸ˜€


  • Shabby

    @necromannequin: I only counted Nine Inch Nail’s performance since I didn’t watch Pupil as I stated in the entry. ^^ Thanks for reading. πŸ˜€

  • Nagashiko

    Agh! I missed it COZ I DON’T HAVE THE F*CKIN MONEH! Looks like you really had so much fun there.

    I told myself that if Paramore would have a concert in Manila, I wouldn’t miss it (Okay don’t laugh. Yeah, I’m one of those Para-whores)

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