1. The Year I Finally Saw the Foo Fighters
Moving on to something more positive, and saving the best for last… Since becoming a casual fan in 2002 and a bigger one in 2008, I really, really, really want to see them live in the flesh. Fastforward to almost a decade, my wish came true as I flew to Singapore and experience their signature mix of melody and noise.
I know I was not able to write a full review right after the event, and I swear tried to write about it for months. But unlike The Undertaker’s retirement, seeing my favorite band in person and screaming all my heartaches away along with 20,000 more people left me speechless literally and figuratively. I don’t think I can ever come up with a perfect 500-word essay about the whole experience.
But if there’s one moment during the Foos show that I will never forget, it’s the moment when Dave Grohl encourages the fans to “lift people up when they fall down during the show” and “if you’re OK, I’m OK.” Mr. Grohl, my hero, with your band’s electrifying and no-nonsense anthems, I can truly and happily say that I am OK. Thank you for a wonderful night, Foo Fighters. And thank you, my family and my girlfriend, for making my ultimate dream come true.
Now, here’s to hoping a Foo Fighters show in the Philippines next year. Fingers crossed!
And that’s it! Here’s to a better and more positive 2018! But if ever the new year sucks as much as 2017 and 2016 did, I hope we can still retain the hope and positivity that we need to soldier on through the rocky road.
Now I need to dress in white and have the usual New Year’s Eve photo with the whole family. Happy New Year, everyone!