Jason Mraz and Toca Rivera Live in Manila

Yes, we watched the man himself perform live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. He was, of course, with his “brother by choice” Toca Rivera. Can’t say anything else except that they were awesome. They looked like they were just jamming and having fun up there. Jason Mraz sounds EXACTLY the way he sounds on his records. Pure awesome. I can’t say it enough. You know he’s awesome, right?

They played most of his popular songs like The Dynamo of Volition, Beautiful Mess, Live High, You and I Both, The Remedy, Butterfly, and Lucky, which made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Seriously. He’s really good, that Jason, Jase, J-Mraz. They also played some really good songs that I wasn’t so familiar with. They ended with I’m Yours, which, of course, made the crowd (us included) go ballistic. I’m pretty glad Carpet Head has all his albums and that he plays them nonstop all the time ’cause I was able to yell and mumble along during most of the concert. Carpet Head and I took turns capturing some of the songs on video using our phones so I have recorded evidence of me mumbling lines and then yelling out at the chorus. Hah.

Our view from our Patron Section 114 seats wasn’t bad, wasn’t bad at all. But next time we thought we’d go for somewhere in the center Lower or Upper Box. Those seats are right smack in the way of the sound waves from the stage. Yeah.

Right before Jason and Toca ended the concert, Jason yelled, “See you in 2012!” The people went wild again at this. Who wouldn’t?! I do hope he comes back and I hope he brings his whole band, strings and horns included, with him! That would be AWE – wait for it – SOME.

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