Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Phantom of the Opera: Manila


Someone told me that everyone's a nobody until they've seen Phantom. I've seen it twice, so I guess that makes me one step nearer godhood. If Armageddon comes, I expect a flying saucer to rescue me while Martian Nazis make mincemeat of planet Earth.

Extraterrestrials and screaming people filled my thoughts as we made our way to CCP. The weather was blissfully jolly when we left our house. By the time we got to Manila, it started raining. Not quite Noah's ark level, but enough to slow down traffic to a crawl.

Despite the floods, we arrived early. That gave us time to have dinner, loiter around the lobby and buy a souvenir program and a CD.

We got seats in the parterre section. It's not visible from the orchestra section. I didn't even know it existed. The seats were very comfortable and the leg room was quite spacious. It's secluded and very private. They say this is where Madam usually sat during her heyday. I can see why. I wish they'd lower the ticket price, though. I started seeing double when my credit card bill arrived the following week.

22 comments:

KULAPITOT said...

gusto ko manuod pero di ko afford :(

the scud said...

hongyomon!

Visual Velocity said...

KULAPITOT: Sobra ngang mahal ng ticket. Ito, baong nanaman ako sa jutang. :P

the scud: Hindi naman masyado. Unti lang, haha

Overthinker Palaboy said...

ang mohol nga ng tix nila. kaya hindi ko pinansin. haha.

Visual Velocity said...

Overthinker Palaboy: Korek, mejo nanghihinayang nga ako sa pera. Ilang libro rin mabibili nun sa Booksale, hehe

Archieviner said...

Nung jan pa ako sa Pinas nagwowork. Minsan may free ticket ako sa mga show sa CCP. namiss ko yan. T.T ingit

Visual Velocity said...

Archieviner: May mga free tickets ka sa CCP? Okay yun, at least malaki-laki natipid mo. Kelan ka uuwi ng Pinas?

Archieviner said...

Dati yun ser nun dyan pako nagwowork sa Harbour Square :) Next year pa uwi ko

Visual Velocity said...

Archieviner: Maganda dun sa Harbour Square, masarap gumimik. :-)

Archieviner said...

Oo naman. Syempre ako ang admin jan before kaya pinopromote ko.lol. Pero wala parin tatalo sa pagbili mo nang ticket sa CCP. Yomon!

Denoy Eusebio said...

i don't like musicals
what does that make me?
hehe

Visual Velocity said...

Archieviner: Ay, admin ka pala dun, hehe. Gustong-gusto ko dun pumunta. Maganda pag sunset. :-)

Visual Velocity said...

Denoy Eusebio: Okay lang yun, kanya-kanyang trip. Si Bonsai di rin naman mahilig sa musicals, sa ano siya mahilig. Ayon, sa kaka-ano, nagkasakit tuloy. lolz

Phioxee said...

hala grabeh. Chox ba yun? Sa news ko lang sila nakita. Hehehe pd na bah maging somebody? Heehehe

just me,
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Phioxee said...

hala grabeh. Chox ba yun? Sa news ko lang sila nakita. Hehehe pd na bah maging somebody? Heehehe

just me,
www.phioxee.com

Phioxee said...

hala grabeh. Chox ba yun? Sa news ko lang sila nakita. Hehehe pd na bah maging somebody? Heehehe

just me,
www.phioxee.com

Phioxee said...

hala grabeh. Chox ba yun? Sa news ko lang sila nakita. Hehehe pd na bah maging somebody? Heehehe

just me,
www.phioxee.com

Visual Velocity said...

Phioxee: Somebody ka na rin kasi you have good taste. Pareho tayo. :D

SunnyToast said...

hang mahal nitey kaya di ako nag watch:) lucky you:)

Visual Velocity said...

SunnyToast: Korek. Ito nga, namumulubi na ako. :D

Denoy Eusebio said...

ikaw? mamumulubi? bomalabs yan.

Visual Velocity said...

Denoy Eusebio: Wala na nga akong pang gimik... pautang naman jan. :D