Foster The People (Live In Manila, October 6, 2012)
Sometimes, if I wish for it hard enough, it comes true just not exactly the way I wanted it but the universe comes through with it any way. Earlier this year, I saw that Foster The People was playing at Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City this June. I really wanted to go but time won’t permit me so I said to myself, another time then like all the other artists I wanted to see such as Kimbra and Florence + The Machine. Do I regret missing them? Non, je ne regrette rien!
I eventually got to see the trio from Los Angeles which I’m sure everyone is familiar with. Last night was truly spectacular and amazing. I enjoyed seeing Mark Foster’s eclectic dance moves and at one point pushing over the keyboard. The crowd was mimicking Mark’s energy and everyone was vibing off their music and enthusiasm. Every song started slow making sure to build a momentum and then they would move on to the next track with such smoothness. Everyone was on their feet the whole time disregarding their chairs, waving their glow sticks in tune with Mark Pontius’ drum beats and occasionally capturing the moment with their phones and cameras. I took down the setlist on my phone so I could share it with you guys and hopefully recreate the moment.
1. Miss You
2. Life on the Nickel
4. Broken Jaw
5. I Would Do Anything for You
8. Call It What You Want
9. Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)
11. Helena Beat
12. Ruby (such a lovely song for single mothers)
13. Pumped Up Kicks
Universe, if you’re ready I have a long list of artists I want to see live. Allons-y!!!