Here are 5 fun facts (yes 5—since we only have 5 days remaining before her arrival) why every Filipino, tourist and expatriate living in Philippines should watch the one, the only “she’s so unusual” girl who just want to have fun with true colors time after time—
C – Y- N – D – I L – A – U – P – E – R !
Fun Fact #1: Cyndi’s gig this coming March 17 at Smart Araneta Coliseum is her only second event in Manila after 23 years! Yes kuyas and ates! So if you were like me who missed the F-U-N last 1989, this is OUR chance (and probably our LAST chance in a loooooooong while again) to see the pop icon again—in your lifetime!
Fun Fact #2: La Lauper became the first female—and the first artist overall to generate four Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s (in fact Top 5) from a debut album. The collection yielded the No. 2-peaking “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time” (No. 1, two weeks), “She Bop” (No. 3) and “All Through the Night” (No. 5) in 1984. Not to mention that these songs are in constant rotation on the chart from one song to another accompanied with her eye-popping videos perfectly matched for the burgeoning medium of MTV that truly helped define a decade of music in the 80’s.
In order to pay homage to the 80’s and to celebrate that historical moment, every 80’s music lovers (old & new generation) must see this woman live as she relive the past with fresher interpretation of the songs that cemented her career.
Fun Fact #3: Cyndi Lauper still have her four octaves voice and energy to sing L-I-V-E on stage! Unlike many singers out there who lost their voices as they age or they lost their enthusiasm to perform—Cyndi’s not like most of them. Not to mention that other performers would rely on their back-up dancers’ skills or would simply put on a lot of stunts & pyrotechnics in order to mindset their audience, well, Cyndi is nothing but pure talent & infectious live music!
Fun Fact #4: She’s Cyndi Lauper for art’s sake! A true artist who has real passion for music. Proof to that is her ever constantly reinvention of her songs using different genres: New Wave, Pop, Dance, Rock, Adult Contemporary, Standard, Acoustic, Electronica and Blues. Not to mention her numerous accolades: Grammy, American Music Award, MTV Video Award, Billboards Award, People’s Choice Award and Rolling Stone Award.
And yes, she’s been an inspiration to the artistry of some of the sensational female artists right now: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj to name a few.
Last but certainly not the least. . .
Fun Fact#5: Cyndi L-O-V-E-S all her Filipino fans! In my 200th blog post dated January 30, 2011, the photo above of Cyndi accepting her Platinum record award in 1989 and her kind heart to donate to the typhoon victims in 1989 were featured there.
And to further prove her love to her Filipino fans, Cyndi agreed to do an email interview with Ricardo Lo through his column at Philippine Star published last February 19, 2012. When asked about her memories of her first concert in Manila when she donated an amount for typhoon victims, Cyndi replied, “What I remember most about my last visit to Manila was the people there. What great spirits. We all felt so welcomed by the generosity shown to us.”
And thanks to you too Cyndi for your golden heart and wonderful music.
So to there you go. All fun facts about Ms. Lauper. So don’t forget the date, time and venue: March 17, 2012 8:00 pm at Smart Araneta Coliseum. And oh, don’t forget to bring your tickets. If you don’t have one yet (salary day’s on the 15th guys…gentle reminder), you can call Ticketnet at 911-5555 or purchase online through their web.