Team Breezy Forever
Love him or hate him, the 26-year old American superstar had a great crowd at the MOA Arena. Chris Brown’s spotlight nearly came to an end after the most talked-about beat-down of Rihanna. However, no one can deny his amazing talent. His albums performed well on charts, his songs received a lot of attentions and became party anthems. Chris has changed. He’s not the same as he was five years ago, it’s all about his music and talent.
Grammy award-winning R&B, soul and hip-hop artist, Chris Brown finally made his way back to Manila after nearly 7 years. His headlining concert at Philippine Arena should have happened 7 months ago but due to unforeseen situation, he was not able to make it to the show. As promised, it was rescheduled and did not disappoint to give us an amazing night.
Mall of Asia Arena was filled to with thousands of men and women buzzing with excitement. Upon arriving at the VIP dance floor section, we checked out the stage set up, they put up a huge LED screen at the back and 1 each at the side sections. We would be singing with one of our favorite artists in just a couple of meters from him! When the light dimmed, everyone started screaming. It was Chris Brown, out on stage! Dressed in jeans, navy blue jacket, white shirt, sunglasses and a cap, Brown entered the stage and opened with X followed by Came To Do. Chris took it back by performing some of his very first hits Wall to Wall, Run It and Poppin. Everyone around us knew all the lyrics of his songs. Brown eventually slowed down for the ballad Take You Down, Don’t Judge Me and 2012.
There was never a dull moment in the show. Fans were also treated to his other hits including Forever, With You, New Flame, Yeah 3x, Ayo and Loyal. I could barely take my eyes away from the stage without missing something. Brown had his wonderful dance moves on full swing, and the led display behind him brought the show to life.
Overall the concert was amazing, Team Breezy Philippines left very happy with more than 30 songs performed plus a freestyle set. Money well spent. He did not show any signs of him being tired, his energy was unstoppable from beginning to end.
Special thanks to Board Works Media and Pinnacle Live Concepts
Written by Dap Ayala
Photos by Cent Bernardo
Chris Brown live in Manila Setlist
Came To Do
Wall to Wall
Look at Me Now
She Aint You
Wet The Bed
Don't Judge Me
Take You Down
Turn Up The Music
5 More Hours
Take It To The Head
How Many Times