#Loisa18 : A birthday concert
|From ASAP's FB page as posted on Loisa Andalio's wall|
(she looks like a young Sheryl Cruz and Lovi Poe combined
We were going somewhere somewhat near Greenhills so dad made me search plays, concerts or whatever there or wherever. My first choice was not my dad's cup of tea and he felt that the tickets were so expensive. My second choice did not have a play in season. My third option, not really a choice, was too wild for us, et cetera, et cetera.
"Please check Music Museum..."
So I did.
"Loisa Andalio has a birthday concert, dada."
"Is she any good?"
"Yes, I believe so."
Since dad could not recall who she was we watched her youtube production numbers and what convinced dad was her duet with Joshua Garcia.
"OK, let's support this budding young artist on her 18th birthday."
For a first major concert, we think she did good(she made her fans very, very happy and ecstatic), but maybe if she added more ballads, she would have done better.
|The standee near the stairway to Music Museum|
She is blessed because even if this is only her 3rd year in showbiz, she has lots of followers who love her and are ready to fight for her.
When we arrived at the Music Museum to get our tickets, everyone was looking at us strangely. They couldn't believe that two senior citizens and someone like me was going to watch her concert.
The teenagers who were all sitting on the stairway probably thought we were lost. Even the guard thought so too.
"Anong ginagawa ng mga batang ito dito?"
"May concert po sa taas."
("What are these kids doing here?" "There's a concert upstairs.")
Seeing that my dad was about to climb the stairs...
"Saan po kayo pupunta?"
("Where are you going?)
"Bibili ng tickets."
("Off to buy tickets.")
The guard was left speechless.
Oh, I forgot to tell you that when the lady at the ticketing booth asked us what tickets were we going to purchase she was quite shocked we weren't there to buy tickets for Jaya's concert this May. :-p
The concert started on time with MOR's DJ Eva Ronda. She gave away prizes from the major sponsors(question and answer format). I think Loisa was really nervous because we noticed someone signalling the DJ to ask more questions with obvious answers before 8:30 PM. It was quite understandable. It was her first major concert, for heaven's sake.
She started fine, thank goodness, but there was a part there where we thought she was going to do an aerial number or something, but she didn't. Dad even had his camera(mobile phone) ready pa naman. We were a tad disappointed, but she "survived" it. Anyways, it's better to be safe than sorry. The scene/number reminded me of Disney's Cinderella(the animated version) when her animal friends were sewing a dress for her.
Before the duet he was saying, "Sayang(it's a pity---not the Bahasa word)...she should have more slow songs than fast ones." (May I add that he also thinks she's also good singing fast songs, he just thinks her vocal prowess would excel with slower songs?)
"She's just nervous, dada...She's speaking too fast...she probably has butterflies in her stomach. Besides, she hates being late and the concert did start on time except that..."
|with her Papa Leo|
(one of them)
All the best to you, Loisa and belated happy birthday! I repeat, I am not bashing you. We, my parents and I, are just saying that we believe you could do much, much better than that, but no worries, you did well. Besides, you've practically just started and you were probably just nervous. I am amazed that you already have a large following as early as now. I'm sure there'll be more out there soon. Just continue honing your craft. You are beautiful, very talented and I heard, very down-to-earth. May you always keep your feet on the ground. May God bless you, your family and all your endeavors more and more. Don't forget to pay it forward. Cheers!
|This was when dad was convinced that Loisa really holds promise|