IF THERE’S one thing I learned from the recently-held “Sarah Geronimo: The Great Unknown” concert then that would be the need for us, artist or not, to escape from the comfort zone and brave what is uncertain and unknown.
Sarah G’s concert last Friday, March 3, at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier, Davao City led by EKG Productions, turned out to be unexpected for many, as most of her supporters, the Popsters, attending the jam-packed show were expecting the Pop Star Royalty to show off her groove and grace in the dance floor.
The concert was something new for a Sarah G-like show. New, because all throughout the event, the artist purely showed her prowess in singing by performing (mostly) her original songs from her 12th studio album: “The Great Unknown.” Instead of the usual, a deeper and intimate concert was staged.
It was, for me, a brave act of Sarah. The Friday night scene just proved that she can pull off a concert without a sing and dance number, just purely her music and soul.
The move, I believe, also has a positive impact to her career, as people will crave for her moves more, thus, sustaining her career.
“Alam ko po naninibago kayo, nasanay po kayo na sing and dance po mga performances ko (I know this is new for all of you, you were all used to my sing and dance performances) and mostly foreign songs. But now, I am happy to share with you all of my original songs composed by our talented local composers. Because each song has a story to tell and I want to share it with all of you,” she said.
Sarah G’s guests for her concert were Hale, her father Delfin Geronimo and some local artists.
Geronimo then profusely thanked her manager Vic Del Rosario and the concert’s organizers and sponsors.
At the near-end part of her concert, Sarah told her supporters: “Salamat po sa lahat ng suporta... At salamat siyempre po sa ating Presidente Rodrigo Duterte. Sana po ay patuloy po natin siyang ipagdasal (Thank you for your support everyone… And of course thank you to our President Rodrigo Duterte. I hope we all continue to pray for him)...”
Among the songs which Geronimo performed during the show were “The Great Unknown,” “Tala,” “Kaibigan Mo,” “Kilometro,” “Misteryo” and “Ikot Ikot.”
She capped her all-song, less-dance concert with her hit song, “Forever’s not enough.”
Sarah’s attempt in giving her supporters a whole new experience is a commended move. She just proved that she is beyond just another total performer superstar.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 07, 2017.
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