Remembered those days when Incubus performed in Araneta Coliseum in 2011. I missed the concert unfortunately speaking and it filled me with regrets thinking that I had finally reached the dead end and I would never have a chance to see them perform live. I never realized how wrong I had been until late 2014, when I heard that the band would once again perform in Manila to promote their new album. My concert-going best friend, our common friend, and I leaped for joy as we heard the announcement, and we insisted ourselves that we should not dare miss the concert!!
Words cannot merely express how awed we were during the concert. Its sole drawbacks included how the band had less interaction with the audience, not only for the fact that Brandon Boyd, the lead vocalist, performed more than he talked, but also for the fact that the audience could barely relate to most performed songs as they either came from the new album or were not that popular. Going back to the brighter side, the concert is indeed worth the experience. It filled us with alternative rocking energetic vibes with the lively tunes of “Wish You Were Here,” “Drive,” “Made for TV Movie,” and “Megalomaniac” from which we could not easily recover even as we went home. Not forgetting to mention Brandon’s heavenly body with tattoos (admittedly enough).
It is most recommended for Incubus concert attendees to listen first to the new album especially when it is for promotion purposes. This makes the concert more pleasurable and worth-going to as they can relate and jive more easily to the performed tracks.
Pictures taken during the performance
(I apologize for the blurriness and distance)
Incubus Live in Manila 2015
March 13, 2015, 8 PM @ Mall of Asia Arena.