Sunday, August 19, 2012

Weeknight Fun: Gym Class Heroes & Nelly Furtado

Last Thursday afternoon, I received an unexpected (but very much appreciated) phone call from my friend Ria, asking if I could go to the concert of Nelly Furtado and Gym Class Heroes later that evening. Well, of course I had to go! It was my first time to attend a concert ever, which made me all the more excited. So then I had 3 hours left to rush home after work, freshen up, and get all dolled up, before dashing off to the Smart Araneta Coliseum for some weeknight fun.

I actually did not know earlier that Nelly Furtado and Gym Class Heroes were going to perform here in the Philippines. I found out only on the same day, while watching the TV during our lunch break in the office pantry. Later that day, I found out that I was going. Haha!

For the first part of the concert, the Gym Class Heroes (an American rap-rock band) pumped up the crowd with excitement with their catchy songs. The audience went wild when they sang the more familiar songs such as "Billionaire", "Stereo Hearts", "Ass Back Home", and "The Fighter".

After the Gym Class Heroes' performance, came the very much anticipated part when Nelly Furtado finally hit that stage. "Maneater", which is one of her more popular songs, jump-started the crowd's energy level. The crowd also sang  and danced to "All Good Things Come To An End", 'Promiscuous", and 'Like A Bird".

Despite the lack of publicity of this concert, everyone had fun!The crowd might be small, but Nelly said that she liked how intimate it was. And the audience loved how the performers connected with them.

My fun first concert experience with blogger friends!

It was a great experience to watch the concert in the Smart Araneta Coliseum. If you're up for fun, here are the other upcoming concerts/performances to look forward to.

A great news I'll share with you now is that you can have the chance to watch concerts (free Patron seats!) and movies at the Araneta Center for only P500 with the VIP Pass Promo!
  • A P500 single receipt purchase from any establishment in the Araneta Center (Gateway Mall, Coliseum Circle restaurants, Shopwise Arcade restaurants, Ali Mall, Farmers Plaza, New Frontier Arcade, Telus Arcade, SuperCenter, Araneta Center Bus Station, and Farmers Market), can get you one raffle coupon so you can join the promo.
  • You can also get raffle coupons when you purchase three Cineplex tickets from the Gateway or Ali Mall cinemas.
  • Get more raffle coupons and increase your chances of winning by doing either of the following: purchase two Bibbo! Cheesedog on a stick or on a bun; or buy two of any Coca-Cola products at the redemption booths located at Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, and Farmers Plaza.

The next time you want to shop, dine, and enjoy, head on straight to the Araneta Center. Luck might be on your side, and you may be one of the ten (10) winners to be given 6 months’ worth of tickets to shows at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, movie passes with free popcorn and drinks at the Ali Mall or Gateway Cinemas, and free parking passes! The lucky ten also get to take home P50,000 worth of Araneta Center Gift Certificates!

For more information, visit the Concierge at the 1st level of Gateway Mall and Upper Ground Level of Ali Mall Hurry! Promo starts now and ends on September 3, 2012.

Another great news I'm sure frequent patrons of TicketNet would surely appreciate is that you may now pay online and print your own tickets. TicketNet Online uses a technology that allows customers to buy the tickets in a matter of minutes! No more hassle of lining up and waiting, and not to mention the EDSA traffic that adds to the hassle of it all. Now it's convenient to purchase the tickets for the shows you'd want to watch. You may also opt to get the tickets via your phones or tablets. Visit now!

See you soon at the Araneta Center! :)



  1. I was a fan of nellie before when I am in high school... It's really great that you enjoyed, sana next time tayu naman :)


    1. Tama! Looking forward to bonding with you soon! :)


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