The Other Side Concert Review

MaricrisMaricris Popster
edited October 2005 in Special Features
Pinoy Music MagazineThe Other Side Concert Review
by Andrew Santos

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Polished Sarah gives her fans what they want and more

At her performance at the Araneta Coliseum, Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo performed with soul, energy, and emotion. She was cool, confident and totally in control.

Sarah's first solo major concert billed as Sarah Geronimo: The Other Side since the successful series of tours she has had together with the Champions last year, was rightfully staged and elaborately choreographed performance that included Sarah's seven costume changes. Backing the teenage singer were four singers, with band members and several dancers. Stage fogs swirled around them and flash pots also were seen intermitenly through out the show.

Although Sarah kept her fans waiting for about an hour, the fans entertained themselves by doing the wave and shouting, 'Saaarrrraaahhhhhh! Saarrrrrraaah!' But it was definitely worth it specially when Sarah's show finally began with a short yet detailed video of Sarah's humble beginnings to her superstardom success.
Sarah , who was clearly the princess that night, opened the show with songs "Hollaback Girl," "Soldier" and Karma.

Thanking her fans for coming on her first major solo concert, Sarah performed the following remarkable repertoire, to name a few were: "Can this be love," "I wanna know what love Is," "It's all coming back ( together with Nikki Bacolod and Jona Lumbera ) Love can't lie and I finally found you ( with Mark Bautista ), performing Michael Jackson's medley and Thalia novelty hits were also two of the many highlights of the show, "Sa Iyo," "Lumingon ka lang ( with Japoy Lizardo ), "The Gift," and "My Valentine ( with Piolo Pascual)" "Light of Million mornings," "Papa can you hear me," and "Can't take that away"

Her success has made dreams come true, she told the crowd, She also thanked all the people who have helped and inspired her from the very start including the enthusiasm of her fans which is often what gets her through, her loving parents and supportive family, and even her critics who kept putting her down. Then came the main highlight of the show, which really brough the house down, I thought! She shared the stage with her biggest idol, no less Ms. Regine Velasquez. They performed Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston hits including "Didnt we almost have it all," "Through the rain," "The greatest love of all," and "When you believe."

Sarah polished off her show singing two of her major hits last year, with powerful versions on "How could you say you love me," and "To love you more" which were two more highlights of the show. Sarah ended the night with her biggest love song yet "Forever's not enough," which was perfect as her finale song.

Overall, showcasing Sarah's other side through her versatility is the common denominator of Sarah's repertoire of songs, and her music basically gives her fans, mostly young fans-- many as young as four and five, judging on her sold out crowd last September 30, was very successful and indeed was an all ages concert. Sarah did givewhat her fans wanted and successfully surpassed all their expectation. Job well done, Sarah!

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Sarah's fans review after the concert:

Here are some reviews we received from Sarah's fans who attended her The Other Side concert at the Big Dome last September 30:

*Nelly: I really enjoyed myself, and I believe my friends did too. This concert was the best one by far that Sarah has put on, and the very fact that this was her first major solo concert ! It really showed that she puts a lot of hard work and preparation into the show. Grabe, talagang kinilig ako sa duet nila ni Piolo Pascual when they sang "My Valentine" and "The Gift".

*Reggie: Sarah's concert was the best night of my life! Not only did Sarah wave to me, but she also sang two of my favorite songs "To love you more" and "I wanna know what love is". I almost started crying I was so happy and couldn't believe I was really seeing her! Our seats were really close but it was my first concert I've ever been to so I can't complain much.

*May Jane: Overall I though the concert was great. Sarah was really energetic and really know what she was doing. The only problem I had with the concert was the aircon. Ang init sobra! Other than this, I had a great time.

*Jessica: This was my third time seeing Sarah and her The Other Side concert is by far the best! Eventhough my seat weren't that good, I still had a great time. Ang galing-galing nya talaga!

*Mark: I just have to say that Sarah gave an amazing concert and it was great to hear all the fans pull together and scream. It was an amazing time that I will never forget. Everytime Sarah sings, it always reminds me of how much I love her and why I will support her for a long time!

*Jennifer: I saw Sarah's concert before together with other champions (Erik Santos, Rachella Ann go, Christian Bautista, Mark Bautista and Raymond Manalo ), but this was the best concert I've ever seen. The repertoire and selections of the songs were greatly selected. The dance moves rocked! And I like all the gown she wore that night. On a scale of 1-10, it was 11! Hehehe... Sarah ROCKS!!!! And she's definitely here to stay!

*Sheryl D.: The concert was very well put together and I, among many others, had a blast. I thought the dancing was fantastic. Sarah is no doubt very talented and shouldn't be stereotyped as a 'good singer' only when in fact she can be a 'good dancer' too. Although I was far back on the stage and all the heads were in my way I still could strain to watch and what I saw and heard was again terrific. All in all, I had a fantastic time.

*Tina Mendoza: This was my third time seeing Sarah in a concert, and I thought it was great.They always put on a great show. Sarah is by far the best singer among her colleagues. By the way, I really like her moments with Mark Bautista, especially when they sang I Finally found you, kinilig ako run!Hehehe...

*Nancy: As a 16 year old who went to the concert, I was completely entertained. I believe the concert was absolutely amazing, and it made me love Sarah more than ever. I think the sound quality was ok and I didn't have any problems hearing over any screaming but my own! Overall, it one of the best nights of my life. More concerts for Sarah!!!

*Ricky Lim:I'd never been to a concert before I was able to catch Sarah's concert, but I've seen some on TV. It was ok I guess. From where I sat we couldn't see that great but we could definitely hear the music. It was an awesome experience. Si Sarah!!!! Hahaha...

*Jaime: WOW! That was by far the best concert I've ever seen!! Sarah was awesome! I really had a great time and hope everybody else did too! Sarah is #1. She's no longer just a Pop Princess, for me, Sarah is the new Pop Queen!!!

*Len: This was my first time going to a concert and my first time going to Sarah and I loved it! Her music was so good and her dancing ala Michel Jackson was amazing. She even had so many moves that were just perfect and were exactly together. She performed for about two hours but it felt so short because I was having so much fun. I would recommend this concert to everyone and I hope evreyone else loved it as much as I did. Great guests too. Congartulations to Mark Bautista, Nikki Bacolod, Jona Lumbera, Japoy Lizardo, Piolo Pascual, and Sarah's very special guest that night, Ms Regine Velaquez for adding excitement in the show.

*Luz: As I drove my two nieces, ages 15 and 10 to Sarah's concert, I had some idea of what to expect, since I took my oldest niece to Sarah's concert with the other champions last year--- screaming fans, cool dance moves and of course great music. But the concert has surpassed what I have expected. I like the portion where she sang and dance ala Thalia. Nakakatuwa rin when Ms. regine Velasquez showed up on the stage lalo na nung bumirit na sila to the highest level, as what Regine said. Very satisfied kami! I will surely seeing more of Sarah's concert, that's for sure!

*Mike: I have seen her concert twice before and I would have to say that this was my second favorite because it felt like I was experiencing it for the first time again and it gave out such a hype beat and I was so excited the whole time. Kudos to Ms. Regine Velasquez for gracing the concert of Sarah. It was their duet that really brought the house down. I guess! I like their Mariah Carey and Whiteney Houston medleys. Of course the crowd loved them so much. Sarah has done it. Congrats to the new Pop Queen!
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Comments

  • ChairCChairC Bungi Fanatic
    edited 1:24PM
    aaaaaaaaaaaaarrggggggggg... sana na interview din ako.. haha..
  • MaricrisMaricris Popster
    edited 1:24PM
    Kuya pwede naman natin umpisahan ngayon dito yung comment ng mga nakapanood.......
    start posting na nung comment nyo sa concert...
  • MaricrisMaricris Popster
    edited 1:24PM

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    *Maricris: Ang galing-galing ni Sarah sa concert!
    in terms of performance wala akong masabi kundi :thumbs:
    one thing na malinaw na naipakita sa concert nya na to is her versatility mapa-love songs, dance songs, mapa accoustic or birit songs at lahat ng uri ng songs carry nya talaga.
  • ChairCChairC Bungi Fanatic
    edited 1:24PM
    Chac: Kahit walang aircon, di talaga namin iiwan si Sarah! She remains ever humble and oozing with talent! Talagang Super Pop Star, or Pop Queen as Regine crowned her that night. Fantastic numbers, excellent showmanship, outstanding voice control (unlike what teacher sixto claims) - truly WORLD CLASS!! Sulit na sulit! Dapat may repeat, sa Fort Bonifacio naman.. laugh.gif then proceed to the US! Go Sarah, the world wants to see you perform and entertain!
  • edited 1:24PM
    thank you maricris for posting the article.

    it really made me so happy reading it....

    wahhhhhhhhh galing talaga ni bebe sarah!!!! yahoo.gif alt=':yahoo:' ]

    consider urself lucky na napanood nyo ito

    historical event talaga!!!

    salamat din chairc at di mo kami nakalimutan d2 sa US

    dapat meron talagang the other side US tour (world tour para lahat na)

    para we are not missing out on our bebe sarah's great concert!!!

    worship.gif worship.gif worship.gif
  • edited 1:24PM
    thans a lot maricris
  • lovejoylovejoy Popster
    edited October 2005
    ChairC wrote on Oct 20 2005, 02:43 PM:
    Chac: Kahit walang aircon, di talaga namin iiwan si Sarah! She remains ever humble and oozing with talent! Talagang Super Pop Star, or Pop Queen as Regine crowned her that night. Fantastic numbers, excellent showmanship, outstanding voice control (unlike what teacher sixto claims) - truly WORLD CLASS!! Sulit na sulit!  Dapat may repeat, sa Fort Bonifacio naman..  laugh.gif then proceed to the US!  Go Sarah, the world wants to see you perform and entertain!
    :thumbs: :thumbs:
    i like this article very much!!..
    ung mga comments po ng mga nanood.. ang ganda, ang galing!!.. halatang hindi po nila pinansin ang pagkawala ng aircon.. laugh.gif laugh.gif

    anggaling.gif alt=':astig:' ] sana nga po magkaroon po may WORLD TOUR!!..
    para mapanood din nmin po siya magconcert ng d2!! laugh.gif

    (baka po may makapanood po skanya n isang producer den offer her!!.. laugh.gif )

    baka ito n po ung time and way n matupad n uli ang isang dream ni sarah!!..
    ang maging INT'L SINGER!!..

    MORE BLESSINGS TO COME SARAH!!..
    GOD BLESS!!
  • alamatpaulalamatpaul Bioman
    edited 1:24PM
    Paul: Super dooper ganda. Sa sobrang ganda, nagbalak ako pumunta ng Cebu...kahit hindi na ako makabalik ng Manila ph34r.gif
  • mariammariam Pasaway Detective
    edited 1:24PM
    ChairC wrote on Oct 20 2005, 06:15 PM:
    aaaaaaaaaaaaarrggggggggg... sana na interview din ako.. haha..
    TIME WILL COME biggrin.gif
  • edited 1:24PM
    maramig salamat po sa article
  • edited 1:24PM
    alamatpaul wrote on Oct 21 2005, 05:06 AM:
    Paul: Super dooper ganda. Sa sobrang ganda, nagbalak ako pumunta ng Cebu...kahit hindi na ako makabalik ng Manila ph34r.gif alt=':ninja:' ]

    Thanks Maricris for the article! :thumbs:

    Sarah has managed to give a fantastic show despite the problem they had

    during the concert....that shows how good performer/singer she is. :thumbs: worship.gif alt='worship' ]


    laugh.gif Paul...if only Sarah will see what you wrote....she'll probably going to

    thank you again and again....imagine, kahit hindi ka na makabalik ng Manila

    ok lang basta mapanood mo lang uli ang concert niya! :thumbs:
  • edited 1:24PM
    ang sarap magbasa! pagkatapos ng ilang araw na di ko pag nenet e ganito ang mababasa ko.wow! snaa may repeat!
  • jonalynjonalyn Certified Popster
    edited 1:24PM
    ay naunahan ako.hehe! okei lng ate maricris! galing mo po!

    bumili dn ako nyan kahapon eh. nakita ko kasi ung concert review nga daw. naisip kong post dito kasi alam kong madaming matutuwa lalo na't good feedbacks pa naman. rolleyes.gif
  • ate Gate G Popster
    edited 1:24PM
    Thanks for the nice article Cris.
  • edited 1:24PM
    wow ang galing talaga ni sarah

    thanks po
  • cardsakiscardsakis Certified Popster
    edited 1:24PM
    Nice article! Thanks.

    Ang masasabi ko sa lahat ng popsters na nagpost dito... :thumbs: GALING NYO GUYS!
    anggaling.gif alt=':astig:' ]
    ITO BAGAY SA INYO kiss.gif
  • len_dgreatlen_dgreat Certified Popster
    edited 1:24PM
    grabe.....ang galing mo sarah! :thumbs:
  • alamatpaulalamatpaul Bioman
    edited 1:24PM
    cicima wrote on Oct 21 2005, 10:03 AM:
    alamatpaul wrote on Oct 21 2005, 05:06 AM:
    Paul:  Super dooper ganda.  Sa sobrang ganda, nagbalak ako pumunta ng Cebu...kahit hindi na ako makabalik ng Manila  ph34r.gif alt=':ninja:' ]

    Thanks Maricris for the article! :thumbs:

    Sarah has managed to give a fantastic show despite the problem they had

    during the concert....that shows how good performer/singer she is. :thumbs: worship.gif alt='worship' ]


    laugh.gif alt=':lol:' ] Paul...if only Sarah will see what you wrote....she'll probably going to

    thank you again and again....imagine, kahit hindi ka na makabalik ng Manila

    ok lang basta mapanood mo lang uli ang concert niya! :thumbs:
    biggrin.gif alt=':D' ] pero di natuloy eh laugh.gif alt=':lol:' ]
    kasi nga naman hindi ko na sya mapapanuod sa ASAP kung maging homeless ako sa Cebu B lol_1.gif
  • edited 1:24PM
    <span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>zhane: two hands up! worship.gif
    sarah asher tua geronimo rockz d big dome!
    A NYT TO REMEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!
    </span>
  • ChairCChairC Bungi Fanatic
    edited 1:24PM
    ..pahabol.. on the same Pinoy Mag Issue 25 - dry.gif written by Edgar Cruz .. tsk tsk!

    Pinoy_No25_SarahRegine_Oct05.jpg
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