Traffic’s Bonkers, Hotel’s Gorgeous
Written and photographed
By Jude Bautista
The Wanted landed in Manila yesterday for their concert here at the NBC Tent tonight 8pm. One of the biggest international boy bands faced the press immediately after arriving at E’s bar in EDSA Shangri La. And Jay McGuinness gave a very candid and accurate description,“So far the Philippines has been great we literally drove from the airport to here. What we noticed was the traffic was just insane. There are people on top of cars it was just bonkers. The hotel is just gorgeous. Everyone’s treated us really so kindly.”
Their introduction to Filipinas however has extended back from their home country, UK. Nathan Sykes dated a Pinay based in London. When he was asked which city or province she’s from, band mate Tom Parker interjected “He didn’t get that far,” which received a lot of laughter from the press people. Max George said, “Filipinas are great and petite I would like to take one home in my backpack. I don’t mean that in a bad way.”
THE WANTED is considered to be the UK’s most popular boy band. They were presented with a Triple Platinum award in the US for their #1 single “Glad You Came” on August 22. The band have enjoyed global success with over five million singles and one million albums sold, with six UK top five singles, two of which hit the #1 spot in the UK charts. The TW Fanmily or TW Fanmilya in the Philippines (teenage fans of The Wanted) have hyped up the band through social networks, with 224 million views on You Tube/Vevo, over 2.3 Facebook likes and over one million Twitter followers worldwide. Well done, The Wanted!
Catch Manila’s most wanted boys Max, Siva, Jay, Tom and Nathan as they perform Live! on September 14, Friday, 8pm at NBC Tent, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. The Wanted brought us the awesome tunes “All Time Low”, “Glad You Came” and the hottest summer single, “Chasing the Sun”.
“THE WANTED Live! In Manila” is brought to you by MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). Co-presented by Fox and StarWorld. Official Residence: EDSA Shangri-La Manila. Sponsored by: Banco De Oro (The Official Credit Card Partner), TeleTech (Come join the fun – Apply Now!) and Jollibee. Media Partners: MYX, Monster Radio RX 93.1, Manila Bulletin, Candy Magazine, Business World, HerWord.com, Yahoo! Philippines and Manila Concert Scene. Special thanks to Astroplus. Ticket prices are VIP 6,340 and GOLD 4,230 available at http://www.smtickets.com | For “The Wanted Ultimate VIP Experience”, email your reservations/inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wanted’s albums are out now in CDs exclusively under MCA Music available at Astroplus or online via iTunes and http://www.MyMusicStore.com.ph