The concert venue was teeming with excited fans (mostly screaming girls) hours before the 8:00 performance.  The Mall of Asia Arena was filled to the rafters  and the man of the hour didn’t disappoint. He came out at twenty minutes past curtain call and had everyone rushing to the front of the stage. The screams from the predominantly young crowd echoed all throughout — Ed Sheeran’s Manila Concert was a definite hit!

Ed Sheeran sang most of his hits from his record breaking album “X” (read as multply) to the delight of his Manila fans.  Of course “Thinking Out Loud” got the loudest cheers. 


Garbed in jeans and  a checkered polo over a white shirt,  the British singer played his hits to a jampacked Pinoy audience.  There was no band, no back-up singers and no dancers .  It was a solid two and a half hour performance which had the people singing, dancing and screaming.  After the first set, Ed shouted, “ This could be the best reception I’ve ever had! Thank you Manila!”


This Brit phenom brought the house down when he performed “Sing”. Singer, songwriter and a fantastic guitar player! (photo from



There was no front act, no intermission or memorized spiels, Ed just sang one song after the other.  He was very surprised to hear the Filipino audience singing along with him.  Ed said “ When I wrote my songs, I thought only the people in my country would be able to hear it. I never thought my music would travel all the way here.”

Don’t” you stop playing Ed! (photo from 


With gigantic screens serving as his backdrop, the singer sang, rapped and played his guitars (he kept changing guitars after every song) like there was no tomorrow.  The concert was over before ten thirty  and everybody went home high on the music of the ultra-talented , down-to-earth and phenomenal Ed Sheeran!


Until my next post!

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  1. Love Ed! It must have been an amazing experience to be serenaded by just his voice and his guitars. I would have loved to experience that but reading about it from you, BQP is the next best thing. Thank you for the post 🙂

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