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On Artists and Outrageous Concert Prices

Ack, my lips are so itchy. I’m praying these are just windburned lips and not some kind of lip allergy from using a more than six months old lip shine. Eep. I’ve been dousing it with petroleum jelly for the entire day and it gets itchier after I eat since it becomes dry, and it’s so annoying. :/

I accomplished some things for one of my goals for 2008 for this month, which I will post about in an update soon. It’s got me a couple of thousand bucks poorer though, but I’d like to believe that’s an investment. Besides, I badly need them. :D Heh. In the next week I’d be accomplishing some other goals too, which means more late time going home from work because of lots of meetings. I’m kind of nervous about tomorrow’s meeting, though, since it’s my first time to hea one, and I’m not yet entirely sure if I understood everything. I’m not regretting being placed in this position though; I’m just nervous. Pray for me, please? :) After that, I shall prepare for my first ever presentation during our general assembly on Friday. Eep. :o Which reminds me, I planned to work on one document I should be emailing by tomorrow today, but then…there’s such a thing as work-life balance, so let’s make use of that. I’d have time tomorrow. :)

Speaking of work-life balance, I just heard from some friends that Maroon 5 concert tickets for their March 5 show in Araneta Coliseum are already available via TicketNet…and check out these prices:

Patron VIP (101, 103, 1st 20 rows) (Reserved Seating) – PhP 10500
Patron (Reserved Seating) – PhP 7875
Lower Box (Reserved Seating) – PhP 5250
Upper Box A (Reserved Seating) – PhP 3938
Upper Box B (Free Seating) – PhP 2625
Gen. Admission (Free Seating) – PhP 1575

Look. At. Those. Prices. More than a thousand bucks for General Admission?! My gosh. What can you see from GenAd anyway? And ten thousand for one ticket? What if you’re on the 20th row already, is that still worth P10,500? OUTRAGEOUS. That’s even more expensive than assisted living software (I think)!

Then again…I remember Josh Groban front seat tickets are P25,000 each…so this looks small compared to that. BUT STILL! The most expensive ticket I ever bought was for the Jars of Clay concert three years ago…and that’s really close. Switchfoot’s highest priced ticket is even cheaper than Maroon 5’s General Admission. :-o

Yes, they are big artists…but the tickets are just…whoa. I was planning to watch, but my wallet is seriously disagreeing with me; and if I do decide to watch, I could say goodbye to Sydney.

And now this makes me wonder who else will be going here this year. I haven’t heard any news from our bosing during the Switchfoot concert, since I guess she’s busy…so no news yet of who will be coming here that we’ll be able to help organize. Switchfoot is coming to the Pacific, but not passing by Philippines so I am totally envious of Gharri who will be in Malaysia at the same time they are. :P Here’s my current artist “wishlist” though:

  • Brooke Fraser (I heard she visited the Philippines early last year, but not to perform but as a part of some movement…I’m not sure if it’s World Vision).
  • Dave Barnes (Dream on, Tina :D).
  • Matt Wertz (Bring him with Dave!)
  • Jars of Clay (I still dream of being able to hug and have a picture with Dan Haseltine).
  • Switchfoot (Once is definitely not enough).
  • Anberlin
  • Mae
  • Bethany Dillon (Her show does not have to be in a big venue…a small venue would definitely be better :D)
  • Lifehouse
  • Relient K (Appetite for Construction tour here too? Please? :D)
  • Nichole Nordeman (She could do a show with Bethany? Hee.)
  • TobyMac

Ah. I could list so much more…but I’ll stop here. :D Now I have to finish watchig this Ugly Betty episode and finish the book I’ve been meaning to finish since last yesterday. Have a great week everyone. :)

Waste Another Day

I slept with a bad right eye. It feels a bit swollen, like an insect bit it and it hurts below the eye when you touch it or blink rapidly. It may be something I shouldn’t worry about, but my teammate, Grace, got an eye infection two weeks ago, so I can’t be too careful.

So I went to three different clinics from Galleria (Switchfoot ticket payment pickup) to Eastwood (Bowling practice) to Sta. Lucia to get my eye checked up. Clinic # 1 apparently doesn’t accept cards, Clinic # 2 doesn’t have an ENT for today (even if the girl told me the ENT would be there by 4:00 pm, hmph) and Clinic # 3 also don’t have the ENT in office. Boo. I hope this is really just an insect bite and not an eye infection and I hope this is gone by tomorrow so I won’t have to go to check up. Please Lord?

The past week, I’ve been soundtripping on the same songs over and over again. This soundtripping is because I’m bordering on being emo — something that I so am not. I hate being emo, I hate being sentimental and whatnot. Being emo means there’s something to be emo about…and no comment on that.

Yihee, issue! NOT.

Anyway, I want to share the songs I’ve been sound tripping on and maybe I’d find someone who is also singing the same songs somewhere out there (and gosh, that is like, so emo. Eep).

1. Symphony of a Blasé by Anberlin
“God if You can hear me out alright, please take these feelings for her inside.” Aaaargh. Anberlin, why do you write the best lines?

2. Dismantle.Repair by Anberlin
“If life had a background music playing your song, I’ve got to be honest, I tried to escape you, but the orchestra plays on.” Again, Anberlin, your lines are like, swak.

3. A Day Late by Anberlin
“But I must confess you’re so much more than I remember, can’t help but entertain these thoughts, thoughts of us together.” Not really relatable on my part, but I love these lines. :)

4. Downtown Song by Anberlin (yes, I love this band)
“And I wonder if you can relate to nights upon my pillowcase, eyes wide open middle of the night, you’re the last thing on my mind.” Awww.

And finally, the only lady in the bunch…

5. Waste Another Day by Brooke Fraser
Much thanks to Happy for the heads up on this song. Love, love, love this song! Since there’s so many wonderful lines in this song, I’ll be posting the whole lyrics, and you may listen to the song too! I leave you with this lovely song under the cut. :) Good night friends!

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