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MRAZMERIZING ACOUSTIC EVENING

I didn’t have time to write a recap of my Jason Mraz concert experience last Oct 30 so I am posting here the recap from PhilippineConcerts.com:

Jason Mraz Concert

Smart Araneta Coliseum was packed again last October 30 for a soulful and acoustic music on a Sunday night. The popular US singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Jason Mraz performed for almost 2 hours of pure talent together with his long-time friend and percussionist Toca Rivera. We never thought that the acoustic set-up of this concert would be possible enough to fill the coliseum but once again Dayly Entertainment brought up a huge success and organized this event that drew more than 12,000 attendees singing, dancing and stealing their own ways into Jason’s music.

Jason Mraz Jason Mraz

The coliseum was full of excitement, a lot of fans brought signs/posterboards like “Love the Jesus look Jason” , “Jason thank you for being my birthday gift” , “Jason, you changed our lives. Let’s hang out!” The evening opened with a song called “She’s The Bomb” , Jason Mraz was casual, wearing a yellow bandana and a T-shirt with a word PEACE and he wanted the crowd to feel as comfortable as he was onstage. The acoustic evening was truly made for the fans, he’s such an amazing crowd pleaser and makes you feel as if you were at the small venue. Mraz kept strumming along through tunes such as the “The Dynamo of Volition” and “Live High”. Unexpectedly he performed one of the Beatles’ classics “Across The Universe” and a cover Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon”. In between songs, Mraz engaged the crowd, leading call and response chants and making jokes. The performance of “Lucky” was one crowd-pleasing throwback and the fans screamed again on the top of their lungs and performed together with Mr A-Z with 2 of his biggest hits “You And I Both” and “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)”. He left the stage after his performance of “Details In The Fabric” and “Life Is Wonderful” making the audience chanting his name and “We want more, more, more”.

Jason Mraz Concert 2011 Jason Mraz Concert 2011

As the night drew to a close and it was time for an encore, Jason and Toca came back with songs called “Rescue”, “Butterfly”, “The Freedom Song” and finished what appeared to be his final song called “I’m Yours” which brought down the house as he played with his guitar, making it a pure presentation of a musical genius.

The set-up was perfect for an acoustic concert, it was not too flashy with 2 large screens. The sound was superb, the live singing voice was crystal clear. The energy of the crowd was unbelievable from start-finish, the ease and smooth sailing of the entire acoustic concert was amazing and everyone felt like part of the show.

Jason Mraz

Here’s the complete set list
She’s The Bomb
The Dynamo of Volition
Live High
If It Kills Me
Across The Universe (Beatles cover)
Lucky
Fly Me to the Moon (Sinatra cover)
The World As I See It
The Woman I Love
A Beautiful Mess
Please Don’t Tell Her
I Won’t Give Up
93 Million Miles
You and I Both
The Remedy / Wonderwall (Oasis interlude)
Details in the Fabric
Life is Wonderful

Encore:
Rescue
Butterfly
The Freedom Song
I’m Yours

Special Acoustic Evening with Jason Mraz with Toca Rivera was brought to you by Dayly Entertainment. More pictures at the Philippine Concerts Gallery

Here are some videos.  First up from iamthepurplewalrus:

“Gotta love Neal and his hat”

Previews of Season 3 Summer Finale. I can’t get over how awesome the entire season is! Great, great story and perfect cast! Can’t wait for the next season to begin!

 

 

And here’s a good review from EW.com:

‘White Collar’ summer finale: Some of the best acting you might not be watching


White-Collar

Network TV has a reputation for being forgettable during the summer months, but ever sinceSex and the City debuted in the summer of 1998, cable has been the perfect cure for the summertime blues. Shows likeThe WireSix Feet UnderMad Men, and Damages have all rescued viewers during the dreaded dog days. This year, I can add White Collar, which closed out its summer run last night, to that list of impeccably acted dramas.

Beau Bridges guested as a federal agent in an episode that found Peter closer than ever to discovering that Neal stole the treasure, as the feds tracked the Degas painting that Mozzie had recently unloaded. But Bridges’ appearance in the episode is not my reason for bringing up the fine acting on this show — although, he certainly does help my case.

The scene that stood out to me the most from last night was the final one, where Peter, after receiving a threatening call from returning baddie, Keller, rushes home to find police swarming his apartment. Elizabeth was kidnapped.

The icy stares between Peter and Neal were spot on (as it usually is), but Tim DeKay’s expression in this final scene killed me. He looked simultaneously haunted, dazed, and like he was going to be sick — all expressions that I imagine even the steeliest of FBI agents would have if their wife was in danger. It was out of character, but in the perfect way.

Now, we know nothing is going to happen to Elizabeth. We’ll return from the summer, Peter will kick some ass, Neal will help, and she’ll be returned safely. But until then we’re left with the image of tortured Peter — and of an underappreciated actor.

That’s not to say people aren’t watching the show. In fact, it’s holding its own, topping out at over 4 million viewers at some points so far this season. But it’s a shame there’s often still a “nothing to watch” attitude about summer. Because it’s there, folks. And it’s really good!

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