In the past 10 years, Jason Mraz has visited the Philippines and performed in concerts, both his own and in local music festivals in the country, in more than just one occasion. Sometimes I think he’s like David Pomeranz, because he keeps coming back.. probably because he loves the Philippine audience, and we feel the same way.
I’ve lost count in keeping up w/ the exact number of times he’s been here, but I am pretty sure the count is past 5 already. Just last year he was here. And the year before that, he was here with Toca Rivera. I wanted to watch that show, but the planets just didn’t align that time. I bet it would’ve been a fantastic show too. The earliest I remember would be the appearance he made at the first ever MTV Exit event at the Mall of Asia back in 2009. He’s visited couple of times prior to that, too.
Fast forward to the present: Fortunately for me, Jason Mraz came back to the country just last week and the best part is.. this post won’t be me regretting not going again, because I actually got to go and watch. Finally! It was a last minute thing — as with every event I find myself going to these days — but we were lucky to have scored really good seats as well. 🙂
I may be biased, and I probably am, but I think this is his best in all of the Manila shows yet. I was expecting a mellowed down set like the one w/ Toca, but since he brought the lovely women of Raining Jane this time, it was a lot more fun. Certainly, I got way way more than I came there for.