She remained true and faithful to her calling. Alanis came back to
to bring back
memories, nostalgic verses, and inspiring music. A true rock music artist. To
be there and witness the unravelling of genuine music artistry on the rooftop
of the Cavea del Nuovo Teatro dell’Opera is a priceless experience. More than a
month has passed since I went to her concert. Matapos makapag-muni-muni sa
kanyang songs, I thought of writing something about it, sharing the experience.
When she was on the stage and started singing, I thought at the beginning that it was lip-synch. But soon I realized that it was her real voice. She’s truly not an auto-tuned-glitter-ass pop music artist.
The new songs she performed were okay, but they don’t have the same magnetic euphoric effect of the songs from her first and second albums, especially her hits from the “Jagged Little Pill”.
It was so extraordinary. Her lyrics told our stories, our lives. She has always known how it feels to be young and helpless as a teenager, to be in love and discover life as a youth, to learn from experiences, to feel special, to be enraged. She’s been there where you found yourself alone in the dark, heart brimming with fear and hopes.
During the concert, it was as if she was sharing her heart and soul and music to the lost, to the weeping. And here we are, all inspired, shouting and singing at the top of our lungs, with one hand in my pocket while I make a peace sign with the other.
I closed my eyes, and like the multitude, stood up and sang along with her, feeling the music- with your soul, skin and bones. I stood there immersed in the sea of voices and hearts, all crying out- ALANIS.
She never fails to inspire and move people’s hearts. When she sang “Head Over Feet”, I was quietly crying. I was and am in love. And it’s like the lyrics of her song. I know it sounds gay, but I don’t give a crap! I shed those tears, reminisce the past, and contemplate the present. Emo na emo ang dating! Hahaha! Such a blissful moment.
My favourites? Ironic, Wake Up, Right Through You, Oughta Know, All I Really Want, Uninvited, Everything, Hands Clean, and Head Over Feet.
When the concert was about to end, it felt like I was about to be left alone by a dear beloved friend. Alanis sang “Thank You”, and it was hard to say goodbye. When the lights came back, and when she was gone from the stage, I felt that something was missing. I miss Alanis. I hope she’ll come back.
Photos courtesy of my employer and best friend....