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The 1975 Live in Manila 2023 | At Their Very Best Tour

The 1975 Live in Manila 2023: At Their Very Best Tour Day 1
MOA Arena, Pasay City, Philippines
May 3, 2023

May 3rd, 2023, was a night etched into the hearts of every Filipino 1975 fan. It was the first day of The 1975's "At Their Very Best Tour" in Manila, and as the title promised, it truly was a night of musical magic. The MOA Arena vibrated with anticipation long before Matty Healy, Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald, and George Daniel even graced the stage.

The energy was electric from the very first notes of "Love Me Tender," a cover of Elvis Presley's classic that set the tone for a night that would seamlessly blend nostalgia and electrifying rock. Through hits like "Looking for Somebody (to Love)," "Happiness," and "UGH!," the band had the entire crowd swaying, singing, and jumping in unison.

Matty Healy, their ever charismatic frontman, owned the stage like a second skin, his dance moves weaving magic between the pulsating synths and thundering drums. The setlist was a masterclass in storytelling, traversing the band's discography with flawless precision. Fan favorites like "UGH!" and "Robbers" ignited singalongs and mosh pits, while introspective numbers like "Somebody Else" and "I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)" drew the crowd into moments of hushed tenderness.

But The 1975 are more than just sonic masters. The visual spectacle was breathtaking. Dazzling lights pulsed in time with the music, swirling projections painted stories on the screen, and confetti showers turned the arena into a wonderland of shimmering color. Every detail, from the stage design to Matty's ever-changing outfits, felt meticulously crafted to create a fully immersive experience.

And Manila loved it. The crowd, a vibrant tapestry of ages and backgrounds, danced, sang, and screamed their hearts out. The sense of camaraderie was palpable, strangers transformed into friends united by their love for the band. Whether it was belting out the lyrics to "Sex" or swaying to the melancholic beauty of "About You," it was clear: Manila was giving back the energy in spades.

The night ended with a triumphant rendition of "Give Yourself a Try," leaving the crowd breathless and hearts brimming with joy. As the final notes faded into the air, one thing was undeniable: The 1975 lived up to their name in Manila. They delivered a show that was at their very best, a musical and emotional rollercoaster that reminded us why we fell in love with their music in the first place.

So, to everyone who was there, relive the magic in the countless YouTube and TikTok fan-cams. To those who weren't, remember that Manila is still buzzing with the afterglow of this unforgettable night. And to The 1975, thank you for reminding us that music has the power to unite, to heal, and to make us feel truly alive. We can't wait for your next "Very Best" visit, Manila will always be ready.

What was your favorite moment from The 1975's Manila concert? Share your memories in the comments!

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The 1975 Live in Manila 2023 Videos:

The 1975 Live in Manila 2023 Setlist:

Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley song) (with Atpoaim video)
Looking for Somebody (to Love)
Oh Caroline
Me & You Together Song
If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)
I'm in Love With You
About You
An Encounter
Somebody Else
It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)
Love It If We Made It
I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)
The Sound
Give Yourself a Try
Song played from tape: The End of the World (Skeeter Davis song) (Sharon Van Etten ver.)

The 1975 Live in Manila 2023 Photos:


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