It's 4:25 in the morning and I still can't get over it. I'm just SOOOO HAPPY. As in.
Quick history: "Again" was my first fave Janet song. That was year 1993, 9 years old, 3rd grade. Yeah, too young for a heartbreak song but the lyrics didn't matter much at that time. Then came "Runaway", but I really fell in love with her music and dance moves when "The Velvet Rope" album was released. "Together Again" was the first Janet dance piece I performed in school and since then I've always considered her as my forever idol.
So you can probably imagine how excited I was when I found out about her concert here in Manila. Ay, ibang level! It's been my longtime dream to see her perform live and I never thought that it'll happen this year! Seryoso, akala ko hanggang sa DVD nalang ako til the day I die (grab a copy of her concert in Hawaii, it's PHENOMENAL)! I even said that if ever I'll have a second life, I want to be Janet's back-up dancer. Yes, I'm such a fangirl.
And then came February 4th, 2011. The BIG day.
Sinong kinikilig? HAHAHA
The Janet Crew A.K.A. My Forever Girls / BMG (Barkadahang Magastos)
(L-R) Chippie, Jego, Me, Binder, Tin, Deb, Ligster
Got the best Php 5K seats in the house! PICC is the place to be!
Thanks for buying our tickets, Binder! :)
After an hour of waiting, the lights finally went off and we were welcomed with this:
A video message from Janet.
I didn't understand a word she said because we were all screaming our hearts out!
Then they played the "Go Deep" music video, the song dedicated to Manila.
And this happened next:
(Disclaimer: Wiggly video. I'm very magulo, can't keep the arms steady coz I just HAD to dance and scream and raise my hands in between! LOL)
Your hotness. Sexy, sexy, sexy!
Janet busting a move with her awesome dancers
Oh I'd love to be in their shoes!
The 2nd set.
She sang "Nothing", "Come Back To Me", "Let's Wait A While" and "Again".
The 3rd set--MY FAVORITE!
She opened it with "Doesn't Really Matter"
Watch the dance break here:
(Again, wiggly video. Sorry! Can't help it!)
Then she sang "Escapade", "All for You" and I can't seem to remember the rest. Hahaha
4th set: Started with "Black Cat", and ended with "Rhythm Nation".
The great finale: "Together Again"
As soon as photos of Janet with MJ flashed the screen, tears just started rolling down my face.
She kept looking up, singing every word to her brother.
"Everywhere I go, every smile I see
I know you are there, smiling back at me
Dancing in moonlight, I know you are free
'Coz I can see your star, shining down on me."
Oh man it was such an emotional number! I was crying, jumping, dancing, and singing all at the same time!
The final bow.
What an amazing show! Thank you sooo much, Ms. J! You are a dream come true.
BEST. DAY. EVERRRR!!!!
Tissue, please! HAHAHA