Sunday, May 14, 2006
We didn't have anything special in store today in honor of Mother's Day whether it be breakfast or lunch but we did make up for it right early evening when we watched one of my mom's favorite artists, Paul Anka, who held a concert earlier this evening (and will also be holding one tomorrow night) at the Araneta Coliseum. As a showman he got it all as he made sure those who paid for the expensive tickets feel they're part of the show. With a cordless mike in hand he went down the stage and walked along the aisles giving those lucky people a chance to bring out their cellphones or digicams and take their pictures with him. Security were a bit jittery with this situation but they were probably briefed beforehand and told to relax. Mr. Anka also showed his family album on the screen on stage while he sang one of his slow songs (one of those pictures showed him in his heyday holding a tour of old Manila, that part was really a treat). Aside from these random wakeuppers I thought the whole thing was taking too long. There weren't much audience participaton except for maybe one or two songs. Still my mom had a good time and that's more important than anything else.