Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Throwback and Giveaway: Win Tickets to Spandau Ballet's Manila Concert on September 21!

Spandau Ballet is one of the classic bands that was popular in the 70's. They have a treat for lucky Filipino fans!

Whether you have heard of them on the radio or online, you can reminisce old memories with the tunes of their hit songs “True," “Gold” and “Through the Barricades” as they visit Manila on September 21st at the MOA Arena for the first time ever.

Watch the videos below to win yourself a ticket or two, share the article and let us know what you think in the Today in Manila comments section below!





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  1. As a kid, I always had memories where my dad would always play new-wave 80s music in our home. He would always play songs from bands such as Duran Duran, a-ha, and especially Spandau Ballet. He always told me that he and his girlfriend, back then in college, loved Spandau Ballet. In fact, they became a couple because of their love over Spandau Ballet. Even now, my dad and my mom (his "college girlfriend") would still bond over Spandau Ballet, and would always tell me their memories whenever we hear Spandau Ballet's songs. If ever I win this contest, I would like to give the prize to my parents because I want them to make their Spandau Ballet memories come to life. It would be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for them to watch their favorite band together, and I would be the happiest son in the world if that became a reality. ��
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  2. I remember as a kid, my mom would always sing me to sleep as she stroked the lobe of my right ear (it was my version of thumbsucking). Among the many songs were "True" and "I'll fly for you" by Spandau Ballet. The song, True, means a lot to both me and my mom since it reminded us of our genuine bond together considering that there's only the two of us. Now that I'm almost 20, I still find myself humming to the tune before going to sleep, still stroking the lobe of my right ear.
    Some say that I still might be young, but I definitely am an old soul. There are things that bridge gaps from one generation to another, and I can say that in my case, it definitely is music...and part of that music is Spandau Ballet.
    https://twitter.com/bellarazzi/status/641320160960360448

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  3. I remember as a kid, my mom would always sing me to sleep as she stroked the lobe of my right ear (it was my version of thumbsucking). Among the many songs were "True" and "I'll fly for you" by Spandau Ballet. The song, True, means a lot to both me and my mom since it reminded us of our genuine bond together considering that there's only the two of us. Now that I'm almost 20, I still find myself humming to the tune before going to sleep, still stroking the lobe of my right ear.
    Some say that I still might be young, but I definitely am an old soul. There are things that bridge gaps from one generation to another, and I can say that in my case, it definitely is music...and part of that music is Spandau Ballet.
    https://twitter.com/bellarazzi/status/641320160960360448

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  5. I was seventeen when I first heard the song 'Gold'. At first, I didn't understand the real meaning of the song, but then the ballad was too catchy. I continued listening to the song, and finally, I understood its real meaning. Gold is about self-empowerment and believing in myself. This is a song that I kept in my heart through the years and until now, it never fails to make me believe that I can do anything. This concert will be the greatest gift I could ever receive for my birthday on the 30th. I have been waiting for them to visit for a long time and now that they really are coming, I wish to see them.

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  6. As I grow up, Spandau Ballet's music influence is literally everywhere. I can hear their songs from my aunt’s house, the streets, birthday parties, and even in jeepneys. Now that I found out that they’re finally coming to Manila, I thought, this contest would be the BEST chance for me to give back to my aunt. She told me once that if Spandau Ballet visits the Philippines, she’ll never let the event pass. But that was ages ago and she’s now very busy with her personal life. I want to surprise her with tickets, if ever I win this contest. True and Gold are two of the most famous songs of the band along with Through the Barricades. True is a song where I found and realized that genuine love among couples is really true. Not that I’m bitter or something, but it’s really hard to find this kind of love nowadays. Gold, on the other hand, is a song about believing in one’s self. Believing that you are strong and that you can do anything that is impossible if you believe in yourself. These songs caught my aunt’s heart. Both songs are catchy and satisfying whenever I hear them. I am 100% sure that my aunt will be emotional once she hear the songs. It’ll be lovely to see her fangirl. She knew and saw how I fangirl, she went with me to events that I used to go to and I know she deserves this. She’s head over heels for Spandau Ballet and this will definitely make her dream come true.

    https://www.facebook.com/giannahyfr/posts/1478285412475290?pnref=story

    PS. I deleted my first answer because I want to add the link of my post, sorry!

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    1. https://twitter.com/giannaftw/status/643700430707404800 ((also shared it on twitter))

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  7. 1981 yan yung taon kung kailan ko naging paborito ang Spandau Ballet. Kaya nung nalaman ko na magcoconcert sila dito sa Pilipinas sobrang saya ko kasi makikita ko sila.
    Sana mapili mo ako Today in Manila kasi gustong gusto ko silang makita at marining na kantahin ang mga paborito kong kanta tulad ng True, Gold, Only when you leave at iba pa. At kung ako ang mananalo/mapipili mo dito isasama ko yung isang tao na mahal ko na alam ko gusto din nya itong mapanuod. Kaya sana mapili mo ako.
    https://twitter.com/1114rich/status/644178997409005568?p=p

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    "September 16, 2015 1:30pm nagtxt bf ko, gusto daw niya manuod ng concert ng Spandau Ballet sa Monday kaso naisip ko kulang ang budget ko pangbili ng tickets naming dalawa dahil wala naman ako work para ipangbili ng tickets. Kaya naghanap ako kaagad sa net kung sino yung mga nagpacontest at nagpapamigay ng free ticket/s. 2 lang nakita ko at ilang oras na lang mag eend na yung pacontest.
    Gustong gusto nya talaga manuod ng concert ng Spandau Ballet sana po mapili mo po ako, kasi sabi ko sa kanya gagawa ako ng paraan para mapanuod namin yung concert, gustong gusto nya makita ng personal at mapakingan ng live kantahin ang mga kanta ng Spandau Ballet..
    Sana po mapili nyo ako, advance birthday gift nyo na lang po sakin. Magiging masaya po ako at pati ang bf ko. Lahat gagawin ko para lang makapanuod kami ng concert sa Lunes sa MOA Arena.
    Alam ko na magiging masaya siya pag nanalo po ako dito, kasi mapapakingan nya kantahin ng live ang kanyang paboritong kanta na TRUE at ONLY WHEN YOU LEAVE.
    35 years na po niyang sinusubaybayan ang Spandau Ballet. Isa po siya sa mga taga hanga ng nasabing banda. Kaya nung nalaman nya po na magcoconcert dito sa Pilipinas gusto nya po pamanuod ito. Tanging Spandau Ballet lang po ang gusto nya mapanuod. Kaya sana mabigyan nyo po ako/kami ng pagkakataon na manalo para po matupad yung simpleng pangarap ko/namin. Salamat po smile emoticon "

    https://mobile.twitter.com/iamchristineDR/status/644180082798432256?p=p

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  9. gosh i don't know how i could properly explain my love for spandau ballet. i have always loved music since i was a kid, regardless of how old or new they are. this band was like my background music growing up, and i've always had lots of fond memories whenever i hear their music. still now, my whole family belts out whenever their music randomly airs on radio! good times. more importantly, i don't want to win these tickets for myself but for my mum and my dad who are obviously WAY bigger fans than i am, as they are the ones who raised me listening to these classic artists. they always tell me going to concerts is such an expensive lifestyle but at least for once i wanted to give back a little something and let them have this live experience for the two of them cause i know it's such a different feeling hearing your fave artists live like it really feeds your soul. no dvd or cd copy could beat that. <3

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  10. My mom is a big fan of Spandau ballet infact she has collections of their albums :3 she loves to sing their songs while doing household chores . I want to surprise her with this tickets <3 and on 23rd of September is my birthday pls hope you pick me :)


    dindinrocker__01@yahoo.com

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