5. The sad songs bringing sad, sad feels
Mayday Parade is known for their songs that will rip your heart in pieces but you’d still be willing to listen to them over and over again. Their sad songs Terrible Things, Miserable at Best, and Stay were live performances that were to die for – literally because like I said, it’ll crush your heart! But Mayday Parade wouldn’t be what we all loved if they didn’t sing the sad songs. Besides, it gave us the chance to sing at the top of our lungs and not be judged.
6. The unexpected encore
After Kids in Love and a couple of songs other than from A Lesson in Romantics, Mayday Parade bid goodbye and left the stage. It was too abrupt and everybody was in disbelief! They didn’t sing Stay and Oh Well, Oh Well yet. Stay wasn’t in the leaked setlist but Oh Well, Oh Well was. The fans weren’t about to accept that fate so everybody chanted “We want more!” shouting “Stay!” in between. Nobody was willing to leave and it’s a good thing because Derek walked on stage again, in a different outfit, saying that they’ll still be performing 2 more songs. And guess what, he started singing Stay! At this point, I’m sure a lot of fans were already crying because them singing Stay wasn’t really expected.
They ended the whole concert with Oh Well, Oh Well and there we were wishing the last line dragged a little longer because we don’t want the experience to end just yet.
7. The after concert high
But everything has to end at one point. And so with slightly deaf ears, hoarse voices, and a happy heart we exited the Theatre. There was a long line for the surrendered bags and everybody was looking for their friends. Shouts were heard here and there “Ang ganda! Gusto ko pa!” It was a great way to end the night, although if given a choice we wouldn’t want the night to end.
8. Until next time, Mayday Parade!
Of course, I have every faith in the band that they will return once again on Philippine soil, after a few years perhaps. They will once again be breathing the same air we’re breathing and gracing the concert stage with their classic songs. Until then, we’re all back to our PCDs and listening to them on Spotify. But it was such a great night Mayday Parade, definitely one of the greatest concerts this year.
Thank you to Vernon Go and the Pulp Live World team for bringing such wonderful acts, it means so much to the fans! Pulp will be bringing Slayer next on October 11, and Mr. Big on October 12 both live at the Kia Theatre. Don’t miss your chance to see them live!
If you want to watch the Mayday Parade concert or just look back at the night, here’s an album on Facebook from a fan that you can watch from.
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