The greatest part of being a little monster is to bring out your inner monster. And in convenience to those who was born with shallow minds (just like what the protesters are doing), what I meant was, if you’re a die hard Lady GaGa fan then you have your opportunity to bring out the best of you, to be the person that you want to be in short just being yourself is enough. Let me start, MAY 21, 2012 - The Day of the concert.
6:00 AM - Assuming
I arrived in front of SM Arena alone. I wonder why there were no fans lining up. And the place was so quiet. I don’t know how will I feel. Should I be excited because I got there first or should I be worried because security guards and janitors were roaming around + looking at me, should I just be thankful because I am the first one or check the whole arena and ask someone for the entrance of this arena. But I decided to take my breakfast first, it was just a raisin sliced bread then took my vitamins. GPOY:
I was having a weird feeling about this. I was just seating on the stairs reflecting on my own. Then tried to get up and walked around then sat down again and tried to get some nap.
8:00AM – SAVED!
I had noticed that there were little monsters walking around the premises of Mall of Asia. I can recognize that they were fans because they are wearing GaGa shirts. I assumed that they were just roaming around and checking the place out. Until these two little monsters approached me, they asked me if what ticket seating did I bought. Then they were so kind to inform me that there are already little monsters lining up at the back of the arena. Around 20 people already. (OH SHIT?! FACE PALM). Then they told me that there was this little monster that arrived first and later she will get the key – she had already been here 10 AM since yesterday!! (WTF?!) I thanked Sophie and Renee, they were my saviors that day. Here they are:
If it wasn’t for them, I would be still wondering and assuming that I was the first in line. Then there I met some of the little monsters, divided from the seating area that we bought. They were so glamorous and friendly. Some even spent their night here, some arrived at dawn fresh from their town. I met these three friends Mark Lee, Dexter and Wil. They were my companion during the day. ( I just realized, I have no pictures with them :( ).
10:00AM – Making new friends
Mark Lee decided to buy something so we accompanied him to SM. The moment we went back to the arena, all the little monsters moved towards the car park then Jelo decided to organize us:
It was according to the time that we arrived. I had no idea that there were already fans lining up at the back of the arena and I was there in front of the arena since 6 AM. So I was placed along with the first 10 persons together with Mark Lee, Dexter and Wil. Jelo was all motherly and kind, from there we named him as step-mother monster hahaha!!
Filling the heat and the atmosphere, we are making friends and chatting with some of the little monsters from our line. Here’s Doo Lee the first monster to arrive (did I mention she’s been here sine 10 AM yesterday?):
Doo Lee’s friend April with her version of GaGa’s meat dress:
These two are my fellow Ateneans. Here’s Miko and his sister Stefani (Germanotta.. haha!).
Miko finished Mass Communication in Ateneo de Davao. Yeah he knows Bisaya. We were so close, getting to know each other. And his sister Stefani is currently a law student from Ateneo de Manila. She did Miko’s GaGa Panda eyes. Look at that Hello Kitty skirt! CUTEEE!!!
Here’s Darren, we’ve been teasing him as if he was going to Adam Lambert’s concert! HAHA!:
This is Bernard, he arrived 11:00PM last night and decided to fill in his line by his yaya (which I had fun chatting with by the way) in the moring for him to freshen up and change his clothes to this safety pin ensemble:
Many people are now coming dressed up to ball. The line went long.
12:00NN – The heat is on
What kept me full was my soda crackers and my 1 liter of bottled water. As of now we are the little monsters that can’t be moved. Some were taking there lunch from the mall and some from what I saw, were not taking any meals at all.
The first media that covered us was GMA. They interviewed the first fan that arrived then some of the fans that were first in line.
Lady Gaga’s security team was checking on us if we were doing fine. Yeah we are patienlty waiting for GaGa she is worth the wait though. Then he said that they put up a very good show and that he hope that we would enjoy it. HELLLL TO THE YES WE WILL!
2:00PM – Feeling the LOVE
There were these couple of guys that was counting if how many we are. Then they introduced themselves to us that they are one of the organizers and representatives of the arena. And they decided that they will be giving free snacks. Out of our excitement and gratefulness we asked if it came from GaGa, we’ll accept anything that is from her. But it was really from SM. It was still fine though if it meant to fill in some nutirients that is needed by our body.
They gave us hotdogs and cold bottled waters!
THANK YOU MOA!!!!!
Then later, Red Bull has arrived and gave us free energy drinks!
THANK YOU RED BULL!!
CR Moments I need to freshen myself up. GPOY:
More medias are coming over, interviewing some fans, taking pictures and videos. From GMA, ABS-CBN, TV5, RPN, Manila Bulletin, AFP, and others.
3:00PM – Dressed to Ball
I decided to take pictures of some of the little monsters that caught my attention together with Doo Lee and April.
I called her “Telephone Girl” but I added her in facebook lately and followed her on tumblr. She’s Angelica by the way:
This one’s channeling Rick Genest, the zombie boy in GaGa’s Born This Way music video (friend of Angelica’s):
The battle of the two meat dresses:
The Fame Monster:
The infamous DIY Born This Way denim jacket:
Heel-less shoes are everywhere! This guy right here even made one:
One word: AWESOME!!!!!!!! I’m in awe with these three guys the moment they stepped in the area! No words, bow….
Then there’s these two. BOW!! Inspired by GaGa’s muscle dress in Marry the Night inspired by Kermit Tesoro and Leeroy New that they made a collaboration with the Haus of Gaga. They’re wearing silicon face masks which I think was made by the same designer.
Can we just pause and look at these footwear!!!! gaaahh?! how did he made these?!
+ his partner’s shoes are Jeremy Scott x Adidas!!! Where in this world did he bought those? I only saw 2NE1 wearing those shoes!! Uggghhh?! I am completely and utterly stunned!!
Work for the paparazzi!
4:00PM - We were barricaded
While we were busy making new friends and taking some pictures, there was a commotion that was going on. So we got back to our line and just to find out that they are just being filmed by medias. There were many cameras all over us. We were cheering, shouting and singing some GaGa songs.
Jelo and his friends decided to be line patrols and organized us again according from the time that we arrived. All were standing patiently we were assuming that by 6PM, we will be entering the arena.
Then I made this short poem:
10 hours of waiting
This is a fashion kill + more monsters are coming
More glitters to fill
2 hours to go the gates will be open
No protesters in sight good for them
Medias all over I’m covering my eyes
Sponsored foods + energy drinks
This is the time of our lives.
5:00PM - Patiently waiting
We are all very excited. We were informed that they will let us in by 6:30PM!!!!
ALMOST THERE GUYS!!!!!! THIS IS WHAT WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING!!! MINUTES FROM NOW WE WILL DEVERGINIZE AND BURN THE FLOORS OF THIS ARENA!!!!!
Medias just kept on coming! Too many cameras and pictures that were taken. Security Guard were all over the place keeping us all safe!!
ABS CBN’s anchor Ginger Conejero had arrived! My gosh she is so tall and slender, she has this model type of body + she is sooooooo beautiful!!
She was interviewing some of the little monsters in the front.
Then the Lady GaGa ambassador in the Phlippines: Lady Gagita has arrived!! Together with her friends.
6:00PM - Praying + Cussing
Hahaha.. I was praying for everything that happened that day and for everything that I have to go through to achieve this! I prayed for our safety, for GaGa, for the graces that we received, for the people that stood by us + the people that didn’t believe in us and for the successful of the concert! I was very excited that all I was saying was shit shit shit shit!!! GAAAASSSSSH!!!! FVVVVVVVCK THIS IS REALLY IT!!!! SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahhaaa!!!!
6:30PM - Anticipating, eager, excited, palpitating, hyperventilating
You can read for the rest of the story for 6:30PM here - I made a different post for my Born This Way Ball concert experience.
11:30PM – Sad to accept but it was done.
I have plans of sneaking backstage but it would be very impossible. Just to see her perform live is enough and to even have a picture with her would be my prize – like a trophy. So I decided to meet some monsters in the lobby and take some pictures of their beautiful outfits.
Here is Prince Lotus with his Bad Romance outfit:
Channeling Lady GaGa’s custom Mugler gown she sore during CFDA Awards:
This girl caused a stir before the concert started. Everyone has their eyes on her for they thought she was Lady GaGa then later they realized she was not. But the bubble dress was so The Fame though! HaHa but it was cute!! XD
I thought the signboard was related for GaGa but for what I am seeing, it looks like this guy right here is proposing to Krystel - the girl in his left, to be his monster/girlfirend.
I confirmed it to Angelica because she saw the guy in their seating area before the concert and Krystel was so happy as what she saw. CUUUUUUUUUUUUTEEEEEEEe!!!!!!
Since in the morning, my name was AMEN FASHION up until now. Then a couple of monsters again took a picture at the back of my denim vest and a couple of beauty shots. One of those are these two Cebuanas:
They are sisters by the way, Frances Joy and her older sister Julie.They noticed I have been dancing since the start of the show and said that they liked me because I was so cool to know all the steps. They even took a picture of me during the show. (Click here).
Uugghhh!?!?! I wish I had the money to buy some GaGa merchandise!!
Finally!!!!!!! Even though, I didn’t had a picture with Lady GaGa, I thank God, Lady GaGita came in as proxy!! I know she is Bisaya so I approached and talked to her in our own dialect! Haha
She was so humble and kind, I even gave her my wishes for her career and congratulate her for her works and perseverance. PAWS UP GAGITA!!!!
Some Glamorous Monsters outside the Arena:
I AM AT THE PEAK OF MY TEENAGE LIFE!!!!! I JUST ACHIEVED MY BIGGEST DREAM!!! NOW THERE ARE MORE DREAMS TO DREAM ON!! KEEP ON DREAMING.. I JUST CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY FEELINGS. I WAS JUST THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING THAT SHE HAS DONE. THANK YOU LORD FOR MAKING IT COME TRUE THIS MY PRAYER EVERY NIGHT. JUST BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS AND WORK FOR IT EVENTUALLY YOU’LL ACHIEVE IT!!!!! LITTLE MONSTER FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My 2k ticket was worth it, 19 hours of waiting was all worth it!!!!!!!
This is what I’ve been dreaming
This what I’ve been waiting
The fantasy of this whole reality
Is coming true in one evening!!!!
I took a nap after I had my breakfast this morning. Then I woke up full of dismay, sadness and disappointment that I cried and punched my pillow. Let me tell you why. *image distortion effect + magical dreaming sound* I’ll try to remember as far as I could. This is what happened during my nap:
I was having a plane ticket without any clue where would I go. After a snap I was in the plane and magically I was in this huge city with tall buildings and wide highways, I assumed it was Manila. I still didn’t know what I was doing here until I came to my friend’s house, Melai to change my clothes to get ready for Lady Gaga’ Born This Way Ball concert. I’m all geared up with my Born This Way denim jacket. (At least my dreams of having a Born This Way denim jacket came true + this is what I was planning to wear if ever I will go to Gaga’s concert).So we took a taxi to get to the concert. I thought we were going to SM Arena but we were dropped in SM (close enough) to buy a ticket for the concert. Hmmnn…. Because my savings isn’t that enough, I took the General admission. Then boom! I was in the concert and Melai was nowhere in sight. Lady Gaga was on stage and was already performing Judas and Bloody Mary (I thought I was late). Literally I was in the general admission. I can see Gaga but she’s as little as an ant. I was murmuring at the same time jumping and dancing to her songs. Because I was not satisfied with my area, I look around to find a better place to clearly see Gaga. As I walk and walk, I was eventually, in the patron area! OH.. MY.. GOSH?! Lady Gaga was just a reach away. This dream couldn’t get any better! Now she’s already performing Boys Boys Boys it was a very different version. The stage was all red + she brought in a wave runner where she was kinda waxing it and at the same time singing. (this was weird because I just rode a wave runner last week, what does this imply?). I had met some of my fellow little monsters during the concert. There was a little girl in my front named Angelica; she was my only friend during the concert. And a bald gay guy named Carlos. Those were the only little monsters focused in my dream. There were also Hispanic and Americans in the concert but I didn’t mind. Gaga was back again, this time she was standing a somewhat like pump boat that sailed around the arena where she sang Dance in the Dark and Marry the Night. She was already at the back and we can’t almost see her. Angelica grabbed my hand and we went after her. I saw Gaga was talking with some of her little monsters. Exhilarated, we ran as fast as we could. As we got there the seats were almost empty and the people are already leaving. Then I heard Carlos saying: “It was already late and Gaga was just always talking.” The show wasn’t over yet. I assumed they were not die hard little monsters but there were still little monsters from where we were standing. Anyways, I was already in front of Gaga she was wearing a long black silky gown with her bob and teal hair. Each step I was holding back my tears but I just let it all out and hugged her so tight. “Aww.. Don’t cry baby. Something’s wrong?” she said. “I just thanked God that you are here. I love you and I thank you for your music and for inspiring me.” I replied. Sobbing, she held my hands and said to me, “You are beautiful and you know that. Just believe. And the letter that you made it means the world to me.” THAT WAS A MOMENTOUS PART OF MY WHOLE LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN’T BE LIEVE SHE SAID ALL OF THESE TO ME + SHE READ MY LETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!!
*reality check this was just a dream* My dream is almost over. So Gaga was saddened that the people were already leaving so she ended the show. And as Angelica and I went out the arena, I noticed that this was not the SM Arena! The whole time Lady Gaga was performing in our City Auditorium, in my hometown San Carlos City!
Well that’s it! I can’t believe that my dreams are teasing me like this!!!!!! UgGgghhhhH?!!?!!! *can I get a dream interpreter??