Okay. Fine. I admit. I’m a HUUUUUUUGE fan of TAYLOR SWIFT. She’s my heroine. I admire her and her music. I don’t really give a damn about the number of boyfriends she has had or will have, as long as she is happy, I support her. And seeing her perform live is a dream come true! And I wanna share with you my experience when I first saw her live last year during the RED TOUR MANILA.

 

Taylor Swift’s Red Tour Manila

 

When the RED TOUR ASIA (including Manila) was officially announced, me and my other “swiftie” friends were celebrating! We bought our concert tickets on the day it went on sale. After a couple of hours, the organizers said that it’s freakin’ sold out. Β Whew! The preparation began. It’s my first time attending a major concert and I’m not just gonna be seeing someone famous, I’ll be seeing TAYLOR SWIFT!!!!!! Fortunately, Selecta Cornetto was the major sponsor of the event and they were having a promo as well. Of course I joined, not because of the TS Merchandise but because I was hoping to win the “meet & greet” pass. My collection of cornetto lids went crazy. I even pick up those I saw on the streets on the way home. Hahaha.


Pre-Concert vibe

 

 

One early morning on May 2014, I received a text message from Cornetto saying I won a Taylor Swift bag. And I was like asdfghjkl.

I didn’t win the Meet & Greet pass but I’m thankful anyway πŸ™‚

I think I am RED-TOUR-MNL-CONCERT READY. #REDTourMNL #TaylorSwift #OOTC #KEDS #BraveGirls

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So this is what actually happened in the Red Tour Concert..

The big day came! We flew from Cebu to Manila with my fellow swiftie friends. It was a hot Friday(June 6, 2014)afternoon when we arrived at NAIA Terminal 4 via Air Asia. Our plane parked beside the official airplane of Taylor Swift’s RED TOUR ASIA by Air Asia. We felt more exciteeeeed!!!

Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
Air Asia 3Sixty Mag
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
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Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
Excited Swifties πŸ™‚
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
A closer look πŸ™‚

After we got out of the airport, we checked-in at a small dorm near the concert venue then ready our outfits and banners! I really had fun though.

 

Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
The Swifties <3
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
with our STARLIGHT banner

 

We arrived at the venue around 5pm and the concert will start at 8PM yet. But there were a lot of swifties lining up outside already.

Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
SWIFTIES!!!!!
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
The arena that can accommodate 15000 people
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
So jealous of the VIP seats.
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
The precious tickets
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
The lucky Swiftie who won 2 more concert tickets! Thanks cornetto!
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
The important initials. πŸ˜‰
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
#FEARLESS
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
The lucky number
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo

 

Inside the venue. I still remember there was one moment (before the concert started) when Taylor went outside and the crowd saw her and everyone was shouting and I panicked and then I cried and had goosebumps and I was like ljhkfjakshdlkaslfkasjflks.

 

Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
And finally, it started.
The opening song was State of Grace. GOD I LOVE IT!!!! EVERYONE BECAME INSANE!!! SHE WAS SO PRETTY AND FLAWLESS!!! AND I HAD THESE GOOSEBUMPS ALL OVER ME!!!! I STILL REMEMBER!!!!
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo
Sorry for the blurry pic.
I don’t have much picture of her performance though. I just enjoyed every song that she sang. But the picture below, that was the time she walked across a small stage closer to where we were and sang FEARLESS!!! And I was OMGGGGG. I ran away from my assigned seat, I went downstairs and stood up near the railings and didn’t care about the guards that might come after me. I didn’t expect that she’d sing Fearless! That is one of my favorite songs from all of her albums so far. I was rejoicing!
Taylor Swift Red Tour Manila – Laagan Kaayo

I never returned to my assigned seat until the end of the concert. Sorry guards. I need to be close to her. The last song she sang that night was “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. It was perfect.

The End.

 

This is one of the happiest experience I’ve had in my life so far. I’m really happy to see her live and perform. And I’m begging her to come back here in the Philippines for 1989 World Tour. Fingers-Crossed

Lastly, I wanna share with you guys my one and only descent video of her during the concert. The Red Tour Manila finale. Please watch in HD.

 

Long Live Taylor Swift!

24 thoughts on “Taylor Swift – RED TOUR Manila”

  1. It was the best night never would forget how moved. The whole place was dressed to the nines and we were dancing… Like we're made of starlight!!!! <3

  2. i can feel your excitement and happiness from meeting your idol. i'm not really a big fan of swift. she's pretty, sings pretty well and make decent music though, i have to admit.

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