Prep Successfully Graced the Manila Stage for the Fifth Time
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Marina Pop Band Prep Got the Manila Crowd Singing Again for the Fifth Time

Marina Pop Band Prep Got the Manila Crowd Singing Again for the Fifth Time Photo by Photo by The Beat Asia

Filipino fans surely spent too many nights without their favorite band, Prep, but the two years of waiting were surely worth it when the band finally graced the Manila stage once again at the Filinvest Tent in Alabang.

Fresh from their sold-out show in Taipei, where they also performed and met their fans, the band was all smiles when they entered the stage and saw the crowd cheer for them.

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The band kicked off their Manila concert with “Line by Line,” which got the crowd singing. Setting the mood, the band continued with “Pictures of You,” “Cold Fire," and “One Day at a Time,” and performing for the first time, the band treated the crowd with their latest single, “Call It," which was scheduled for release the day after the concert.

The band’s vocalist, Tom Havelock, has shared that they’re happy to be back in Manila after their last show in 2022. Continuing the groovy night, the band tuned their instruments to play one of their well-loved songs, “15th Floor,” followed by “Last Plane Out.”

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The crowd cheered as “Getaway,” the band’s latest collaboration with Thai singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit, started playing and was then followed by a short solo by the band’s vocalist performing “Carrie.”

Filipino fans indeed made the band feel something special as they personally announced to the crowd another big news. Yes, Prep is gearing up for a new album coming out in June, and Filipino fans were the first ones to hear the big scoop!

A back-to-back treat, the band also performed a song on their upcoming album titled “Closer As We Get” and continued to heat the tunes of their songs “Futures,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “The Kid,” “Years Don’t Lie,” and “Back to You” before playing the familiar sound of Harry Style’s “As It Was,” which earned millions of streams online.

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And of course, the crowd did not fail the band as they sang every word of “Who’s Got You Singing Again,” proving that the Filipino crowd will always give the best experience to artists.

When the band exited the stage, the crowd started chanting “Cheapest Flight,” letting the band know what they wanted. It did not take long until the band’s back on stage now with bigger smiles after hearing the unwavering support of their fans.

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Bringing back the sound, the band hit with “On & On” before the most-awaited finale song, “Cheapest Flight,” and the fans made sure to let the band hear how much they loved the song.

Successfully wrapping up the event, Prep’s event in Manila is nothing but a perfect night to have after a long day. Each song, familiar or not, assures to give you that groove, and just as they say it, “damn a good time.”

Prep Live in Manila was made possible by Karpos Multimedia.

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