I was privileged to get a vantage position in front of the stage when ABS-CBN prized star performer Sarah Geronimo performed at the Lagao Gym here in Gen. Santos City last month. Being part of the volunteer group of ushers and usherettes who was helping the Manila-based producers secure the VIP area that night, I made sure that a few of the front row seats were reserved for Mayor Jun Acharon and his family.
A few minutes before showtime though, I got word that the father of the city couldn’t make it. That gave me the signal to give their seats to people at the 2nd row. During the process however, the band started playing, all the stage lights were turned on and the capacity crowd began cheering…… which could only mean one thing, the concert has begun!
This gave me no choice but to stay at where I am and sat on the floor in front of the front row seats.
So that was how I got these pictures:
….from the 1st Act where she appeared solo followed by fellow champion and Cagayan de Oro‘s very own Mark Bautista’s solo numbers, too….
… to the Second Act where she appeared in a sexier black outfit (“but with stockings(!)”, she jokingly quipped to the audience), and Mark in another all-white ensemble…
At this point, I realized that there was no question about it – Sarah is truly the POP Princess that she is, and by the 3rd act where she had us all at the palm of her hands, she wowed GenSan in a slinky gold dress which made her even strikingly “superstar-like”.
She and Mark then segued into their duets, bringing the house down with their soulful renditions. Sarah again left Mark to tease the audience with his sexy dance numbers…
Before their final numbers, I turned my attention to the people in the audience and saw Jinky, Super Featherweight Champion & GenSan’s own Manny Pacquiao’s wife a few feet from where I was and took her picture…
… and then those of the people inside the Lagao Gym.
For her finale, when everybody was on their feet and cheering in wild abandon (including moi), Sarah Geronimo sang her signature songs as only she amazingly can and enthralled the usually “hard-to-please” generals again…. showing everyone the very reasons why she is definitely the “POP PRINCESS” of Pinoy Showbiz. (*goosebumps*)
A few minutes after, as people all lined up for the exits, one nagging thought kept ringing in my mind. Sarah Geronimo reminded me of someone…… oh God, yes!
She reminds me so much of another Pinoy idol- the one and only Superstar, Miss Nora Aunor, my Ate Guy! Gosh!!!
Sarah Geronimo’s popularity is only temporary, the nation is still waiting for another
superstar which I believe is either Kim Chiu or Erich Gonzales. Sarah is only a filler.
She filled the gap left by Judy Ann Santos, who was the superstar of the 2000’s.
Now that Kim Chiu’s Paano Na Kaya was a blockbuster hit and there is a surge in
Erich’s popularity, Sarah Geronimo will see a chunk of her fans will switch devotion
either to Kim or Erich.
[…] This is the second time that Sarah Geronimo is performing in GenSan. She and Mark Bautista were here over a year ago in a concert simply called “Sarah Geronimo Live in GenSan!”. […]
sana mag concert rin yung lahat ng champions dito..Sina (Sheryn Regis,Sarah Geronimo,Rachalle Ann Go,Jed Madela,Mark Bautista,Erik Santos,Christian Bautista,Frenchie Dy,)Sana sa Lagao Gym Mag Concert Sila..Para Masayahan Naman lahat ng mnga taga Gensan,,Sold Out talaga ticket nyan lahat…Sana e grant ng Mayor natin ng gensan ang request ko,,para maraming mnga investor ang pumunta at maging sikat na rin ang gensan hanggang sa maraming taon,,Galing Tlaga ng Mayor Dito sa Gensan,,Thank you Mayor Pedro Acharon.
nakapanood ako ng concert nya dito..galing talga nya..popstar princess tlaga
.. she can do any type of music,, she can handle her voice, like when the song needs a powerful voice.so she will gonna use her powerful voice..but if it doesnt, she make it in a simple way,, with no shouting at all…….. I really like her, she suits her voice in every song….
i love sarah g. forever
[…] year by Manila-based performers like Pops Fernandez, Geneva Cruz, Jay-R, Danilo Barrios, Mocha, Sarah Geronimo, Mark Bautista, to name just a few. That only means one thing – the generals now know how to enjoy […]
Hi Shine! Thanks for regularly popping up here with your comments. When are you coming home? Might visit CDO next week… will text you.
Kenjebz, too bad you were not here. 🙁 Thanks for commenting my friend and help enliven this post. Happy blogging!
wish, I was there!
i have watched Sarah’s concert in Cebu.. talaga magaling sya!.. and si Mark naman tita nya ang may ari ng house na tinitirahan namin ngayon.. flawless kaya!? hahahaha
and you know? he’s not 24 years old sabi sa age nya.. he’s already 28! bata lokking lang talaga..
anonymouse, wow! i agree that nobody can beat The Superstar’s record but I think that Sarah, given more years to prove her craft would be a force to reckon with in her generation. What do you think readers?
Lynn, a lot of artists have come and performed in gensan but sarah’s concert is one of the better-attended events so far…
Smallfry, thanks for the compliments and with regard to Sarah as being a phenomenon, I couldn’t agree more.
Dom, nothing like a catfight to stir things up, don’t you agree? (Joke! Hehehe!) Thanks for commenting my friend. See you in Davao one of these days. 🙂
Oh, my, I feel a catfight coming….
Nice pics, Avel!
thanks for sharing your story! sarah truly is a phenomenon that we’re lucky to have witnessed in this generation. she’s the best!
lovely pictures as well!
it is good that people of gen san can appreciate such talent. i think this kind of appreciation must be realized even in our daily lives.
i disagree, kuya, nora is THE superstar; sarah is nothing but a second rate trying hard pop star! 🙂