THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART IN MANILA, 29 FEBRUARY 2012.
We watched The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, a few days after Laneway. I had second thoughts, but I’m glad I let their performance sway me into seeing them again. They were just really so fun to see live, and what more with a lot of other Filipinos.
Funny, right after they performed “Young Adult Friction,” Kurt mouthed to Alex and Connor that they should have played it last. The crowd really went nuts, it was really something else. I wish I got it on camera.
Most of the performance was super energetic, but for the first song of the encore, Kip performed a quiet, solo version of “Contender,” which Sarie thankfully got to film. Here it is, it’s quite beautiful:
I took fan photos, because duh. Sarie took these, and I’m posting them even though I look like crap. Because duh.
ETA, 2014: (The photos were actually hosted on the server so they are missing forever, aaaah. Oh well.