Rockin out with The Used Live in Manila 2015

Caren Gudiaga

Last July 31, 2015, The Used conquered Manila for the third time, but this time was a solo concert held in SM North EDSA Skydome in Quezon City. Boys and girls were very ecstatic by this concert, seeing The Used live again. Their guitarist Quinn Allman is not present in the show but Justin Shekoski, guitarist of Saosin, was there to replace Quinn’s absence.

Justin Shekoski and Bert McCracken

Bert Mccracken was very sweet that he wore an “I <3 Manila” shirt given by a fan during the meet & greet happened before the show. The band played 14 songs, including different songs from their old and new album, but mostly in the old albums.

The Used concert is not complete without a circle pit. Guys and even girls joined the pit requested by Bert during ‘The Best of Me’ and the people went crazier to their last song ‘A Box Full of Sharp Objects’ with ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana and  ‘Killing in the Name’ by Rage Against The Machine by the end of the song. But the most unforgettable part was when they sang ‘On My Own’, and Bert Mccracken said “This music in particular (On My Own) has saved my life over and over and over. And I’m sure it will continue save my life until the day that I die”.  Everyone really feel the emotion. This solo concert is far different from their past shows here in Manila ‘cause in this one; you can really feel the connection to the band while they’re performing. The people inside the Skydome became one big family, singing together, jumping together from every beat of the song. Very memorable that you crave for more.

Thank you Pulp Live World, Yellow Room Music Philippines and other people behind this wonderful event and lastly, Thank you The Used for loving the Philippines. Bert Mccracken once said during the show that this was one of their best shows in Manila.

The Used live in Manila set list:

Maybe Memories
Take It Away
The Bird and the Worm
I Caught Fire
The Taste of Ink
All That I’ve Got
Buried Myself Alive
Blue and Yellow
The Best Of Me
On MY Own
Pretty Handsome Awkward
Encore: A Box Full of Sharp Objects

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