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ILYSB, LANY.

LANY-Manila

LANY blew up in my social media feeds earlier this year. And when a band blows up in my twitter following, I listen to it. Every time. I mean, that’s how I find out about The 1975! This one didn’t disappoint. With one listen to ILYSB, I was hooked.

LANY first came to Manila last March 2017 for Wanderland and they returned to do five shows in Ayala Malls for free. Technically, they’re free but you should purchase items from the malls as well, so… Semantics. But you could what I did and just hang out at the mall… four hours before the show is about to start. Before spending two hours the Tuesday before to try and score some tickets.

Besh, I was shook. Shookt. Shooketh. The mall was crowded as heck. Four freaking hours before the show starts! So there I was, tugging my little brother with me as I try to find us a good spot. We went to the third floor and sat behind an LG booth. Lol, #desperatetimes.

LANY Manila

LANY Manila

LANY Manila

After an episode of GoT, some rom-com movies, two bags of Burger King burgers, two minor popcorns from Taters, two bottles of water, and five bathroom breaks, LANY arrived. We were shamelessly having a mini-picnic on the floor while the meet and greet commences. Two hours until show time.


Finally, finally, the show starts. Everyone was up on their feet. I’ve been going to mall shows since 2011 but this is the biggest crowd I’ve seen in Alabang Town Center. It was insane. I’ll just leave some photos I took down below. I didn’t have the best of seats, but I had a blast.

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(Some of the photos turned out LQ. I’m not sure why. :()

I was listening and looking back to my videos as well. I would’ve uploaded it to my YouTube like I always do when going to a concert but… I can only hear the crowd from the clips! Like I literally can’t hear Paul sing anymore. lol. The videos from my phone has better audio. I’m sharing one below.

Verdict: LANY has hella amazing! Their songs are really good and they obviously have a big fanbase in the Philippines. I’m glad this is my first show of the year and it’s free lol. But I think I’m getting to old for this. I look at the mosh pit and sixteen years old me would go, “Holy cheese. I want to be there!”, but me now is like, “Nope. I’d rather stay here.. where it’s not so crowded and sweaty and I don’t have to push too much.” I see some people falling from the crowd when a guitar pick was thrown and while I myself experienced that back in 2013 and laughed about it, me now wouldn’t want to experience that again. Slowly transitioning to my full tita-mode!


LANY Set List: Dumb Stuff. 4EVER. Yea, Babe, No Way. The Breakup. It Was Love. WHERE THE HELL ARE MY FRIENDS. Good Girls. Made in Hollywood. Pink Skies. Current Location. Super Far. ILYSB.

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    Louise Ramos
    September 16, 2017 at 6:57 PM

    Been a while since I’ve bloghopped so reading this v v late. BUT OMG, I FEEL THE LANY FEELS! (So aftermath: pinapanuod ko again for the nth time this week the Super Far MV huhu) And same, I watched far from the mosh pit because lola me but it’s enough for me to hear them live naman na.

    xo, Lou | Caffeine Rush

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      Richel V.
      September 18, 2017 at 1:17 AM

      I find the Super Far MV to be a bit funny but the song is A+! Which venue did you watch them from, Lou?

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    Elaine
    September 9, 2017 at 8:54 PM

    You found a good spot! I wanted to go kaso ayaw nung boyfriend ko kasi feeling nya madami daw tao and he’s not aware of LANY pa. Nitong nakaraan nabanggit ko na sayang nga yung concert ng LANY at sinisisi ko sya. Tapos ngayon sabi nya sa akin he likes LANY. What the! Haha! Sana pinush ko na di ba. Haha! I bet you had a good time there. 🙂

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      Richel V.
      September 18, 2017 at 1:18 AM

      Sobrang daming tao nga! Di ko expected haha. Pero sayang kasi free. Baka next balik nila may bayad na. 🙁 Sayang. Sana pinush ninyo na haha.

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    Tannya Aditya
    August 22, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    this looks so fun, richel! i think you got a good spot up there! i haven’t listen to them but i promise i will do it soon!

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      Richel V.
      September 9, 2017 at 4:45 PM

      I’m pretty happy with the spot I ended up with, tbh. Hehe.

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    Bia
    August 20, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    Wow lucky you that you were able to see Lany for free! Antagal ko na last nakapunta ng concert, hoping I’ll be able to watch one before the year ends.

    Bia S.
    biasambrano.com

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      August 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM

      I’m hoping I can watch another one before the year ends! Kinda bummed that concerts took a backseat on my priorities lately, but it seemed like it can’t be helped.

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    claudineannnn
    August 19, 2017 at 10:59 PM

    Oh my! Lucky naman! I didn’t go cos I wasn’t able to buy tickets! huhu! Your photos are so nicccceeeee!!!!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      August 20, 2017 at 6:43 PM

      It’s an open area naman. You should’ve come hehe.

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    Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's
    August 15, 2017 at 8:33 PM

    “shooketh” haha that’s awesome :3 Looks like you had such a great time! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

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      Richel V.
      August 19, 2017 at 12:40 AM

      It was real fun! My first show after maybe a year. 😀

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    113thingstosay
    August 15, 2017 at 1:16 AM

    This show looks absolutely amazing, I can’t believe how crowded it was! I feel you though, I’d rather sit somewhere a bit more relaxed and less crowded haha. But having a mini picnic on the floor is definitely the way to go! I have never heard of LANY (or maybe I have, I’m not good when it comes to remembering band names) but I’ll definitely check them out! xx

    113thingstosay.com

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      Richel V.
      August 19, 2017 at 12:41 AM

      I’m the same way! People will tell me a band name and I’ll tell them I don’t know the band, but when they play a popular song, I end up recognizing them. Haha!

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    Eena
    August 14, 2017 at 7:42 AM

    ILYSB is my favorite song by them!! I actually thought they were a new band until i saw that they had been around for some time. I saw you went to the concert! I’m glad you had a great time 😀

    cabin twenty-four

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      Richel V.
      August 14, 2017 at 8:50 PM

      Have they been around for a while??? I haven’t done a google search on them yet – I thought they were just around for two years or so. LOL. My favorite from them is Pink Skies. <3

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    Rejoyce Canaynay
    August 14, 2017 at 7:34 AM

    Love your photos Richel. Sulit na sulit ang pwesto mo sa taas ahh. Hahahaha! Anyway, it was nice to see you! 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      August 14, 2017 at 8:44 PM

      Yes, girl! Kaya di na talaga ako tumayo. Hahaha! See you soon ulit!

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    Nancy
    August 14, 2017 at 5:27 AM

    It’s great that you went out to check out LANY! I can’t believe how crowded the mall got! It’s great that you got to watch and enjoy the experience :). Haha, I know I wouldn’t want any part of any mosh pits at this age either. That’s totally a teen thing XD.

    https://exquisitely.me

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      August 14, 2017 at 8:43 PM

      I totally outgrew the pits now! But I still enjoy some live music. <3

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    Clarisa
    August 13, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    I honestly don’t know this band until people on social media have been raving about them. In spite the hundreds of posts and tweets, I still didn’t try to listen lol. But after reading this post, I have started listening to them for the first time. Now I know why people are going crazy! Are they good live? 🙂

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      Richel V.
      August 14, 2017 at 8:45 PM

      From what I can hear, they are pretty good live! There are times that the fans overpower the music lol.

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    Beatrice
    August 12, 2017 at 5:47 AM

    Wow, that’s so cool that they did free concerts! It looks like there were sooo many people there. I don’t listen to LANY a ton but I have heard of them and I definitely really like ILYSB!! I like how you incorporated that into the title of the post 🙂 Looks like you had an awesome time!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      August 12, 2017 at 4:21 PM

      There’s this specific prod that produces free concerts in malls from international acts. I love it! I’ve just started listening to them a month or two ago and I ended up liking their songs a lot – it would be a waste to let the opportunity to see them live pass! I definitely had a great time. 🙂

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    Dianne
    August 12, 2017 at 4:59 AM

    Pink Skies is my default for a few weeks now whenever I feel like listening to music while working (hmmm. just like now). I was thinking of going there too but I’m not a fan of crowded places and I expected it to be jam-packed. However, I felt mini-heartbreak when my friends started uploading photos and videos of them. OMG!! Wrong decision! I should have just went there!

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      Richel V.
      August 12, 2017 at 4:24 PM

      Pink Skies is on my top three favorite songs of them! I’m so happy I get to hear it live – kinda bummed since they didn’t play Quit though. It is very jam-packed! But it was worth it. I personally don’t like crowds anymore so I just sat at the third floor hehe.

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    About Bae
    August 9, 2017 at 7:11 PM

    Grabe that crowd!! And wait, ang gwapo nung band members. LOL. Nadala ako sa biceps at muscle tees. Hahaha. And same!!! Hindi ko pipilitin maipit sa crowd. Dun na lang ako sa kung saan ako makakaupo. I’m about to listen to LANY because now im curious. Ive never heard a single song.

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      Richel V.
      August 12, 2017 at 5:02 PM

      Didn’t realize how handsome they are until I saw them in the flesh LOL. Most bands perform in muscle tees!!! Hahahaha.

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    coatandcoffee
    August 9, 2017 at 12:30 AM

    Sounds like you had a great time! Though why do people perform in malls?! It drives me nuts haha. It’s always so crowded and the sound is so bad. Anyway… I find a lot of new music through Twitter too! Definitely checking these guys out now!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

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      Richel V.
      August 12, 2017 at 5:25 PM

      In our place, the shows are free when performed in malls. And the malls/producers earn from the fans… Personally, the sounds aren’t that too bad, but it can be really loud and crowded for the normal mallgoers. Haha.

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    Danica Rama
    August 8, 2017 at 11:38 PM

    Huhu I’m so jealouuuuus 🙁

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      Richel V.
      August 12, 2017 at 5:05 PM

      Hope you can watch next time! Hope it’s still free! Haha.

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    shennamariz
    August 8, 2017 at 11:34 PM

    OMG! Lucky you Richel. You got the chance to see this. I love Lany songs. My kind of songs that are just good for chilling. I love 13 so much 🙂

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      Richel V.
      August 12, 2017 at 5:15 PM

      I loved 13, too! I’m kinda bummed they didn’t play it, but I still think the concert rocked.

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