Best “Oh Wonder” in Manila Moments
By Karina Sitaldas
On Friday night, London based alt-pop duo, Oh Wonder, had their first concert in Manila at the Samsung Music Hall and it was awesome! From their signature “OW” set on stage, to the trippy lights, to their amazing energy levels, this concert made us ultra happy, and we weren’t alone; they themselves said that it was the best show of their lives! Considering what a fun show it was, it’s hard to pick only a few highlights, but we somehow managed to do it. Here are eight of the best moments from the show:
High on Humans
Oh Wonder opened their show with “High on Humans,” which is a super upbeat song from their new album, “Ultralife.” If that wasn’t the perfect opener, we’re not sure what would be. It set the vibe, and got us hyped for the “wonder”-ful show that we had coming for us!
Through the concert, there were paper airplanes flying down to the stage, which added a super cool effect. In fact, they made Josephine so happy, that she said she wanted to cry, and we were only a few songs into the concert. So adorable!
“Without You” is undoubtedly one of their best songs, which is even better live. There’s something magical about singing a song that you love along with the band and a crowd of people that love it just as much.
White Blood and Flashlights
The duo sang White Blood acoustic with just their guitar and piano, and man, did it pull at our heartstrings. So much so, that majority of the crowd all turned on the flashlights on their smartphones and waved their arms side to side.
Not gonna lie, we’ve had “Lifetimes” on repeat since the show. It’s such a sweet song, and as always, even sweeter live. They had all of us singing with them, and were amazed that they just recently released their album and we already knew all the lyrics. True fans right here, Oh Wonder!
Midnight Moon was so much fun to sing along and jump along to! How could we resist when we witnessed the duo, themselves, having so much fun performing it?
This was definitely one of our favorite parts of the show. Almost every song had an instrumental solo. Some longer than others, but no matter their length, they were always so good. The piano, the guitar, and the drums all jiving together just created a different kind of energy. Good vibes all around!
Three Song Encore
The only thing better than a band coming on for a one song encore is when they come back for a three song encore! When they ended their show without playing three of their most well-known songs though, we were sure they would be back out. They came back on stage with even more energy than they previously had for their last three songs: Ultralife, Drive, and Livewire and we had the time of our lives!
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