The day is almost here folks; Bruno Mars is finally coming back to Manila to entertain his Filipino fans not only for one night, but two nights in a row! Taking place in the Mall of Asia Arena on the 3rd and 4th of May, the Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour Live in Manila will bring you all of Bruno's chart-topping hits like 24K Magic, Versace on the Floor, Finesse, and other fan favorites.
If you’re one of the lucky people who grabbed a Bruno Mars ticket back in September, then read on to find out what to do, bring, and wear to the Bruno Mars concert 2018 in the Philippines.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
The concert may be indoors, but it doesn’t hurt to keep yourself hydrated throughout the show, especially if you’re going to be dancing and singing along to Bruno Mars. If the organizer doesn’t allow you to bring your own water to the show, you can increase your water intake beforehand.
Source: @nalgene on Instagram
Use a water bottle like the ones from Nalgene; they feature an intake tracker along the side of the bottle, so you can easily see how much water you've been drinking throughout the day. You can also add a bit of flavor to your water to make the process way easier. Add slices of lemon, cucumbers, or berries to add flavor as well as detoxify your body so you're in top condition and ready to go to the concert.
Tiny, but mighty, sling bags
Source: Jill’s Consignment
Concert-goers don't normally bring totes or handbags when they go to enjoy a show. They opt for something light and practical while big enough to fit all their necessities like cash, ID, small toiletries, and the concert ticket.
A sling bag from Louis Vuitton may have a higher price range but its durability, space, and style is worth all of your dimes. Take the Monogram Musette Tango for example; this Louis Vuitton bag is on the smaller side yet it can easily fit your wallet and your concert essentials. As a plus, you can wear the Louis Vuitton Monogram Musette Tango as a shoulder bag as well.
Wear lightweight clothes
A Bruno Mars show is nothing like Coachella; you’re there to enjoy his showmanship and not to take OOTD’s. But, there's no harm in dressing up and feeling your best when you're grooving along with Bruno Mars. Wear a lightweight top that can be easily paired with a jacket whenever you feel chilly. Like this cute khaki, high-neck crop top from Zalora that you can pair it with high-waist, denim jeans and a dark-colored bomber jacket in either black or maroon to complement the khaki crop top.
For the dudes, you can take some inspo from the man himself. Bruno's outfits are all about that b-boy swag with a mixture of high-fashion and retro attire. He finishes up his ensemble with a snapback and a pair of trendy sneakers like the Off-White Nike Prestos.
...And shoes you can dance in
Whenever That's What I Like comes on, you're guaranteed to start swaying your hips and bopping your head. So, it makes sense to bring out your best dancing shoes to the Bruno Mars concert in the Philippines.
You can bring your sexy heels or boots out if you bought the seating ticket. However, if you spent extra dough to buy the VIP standing ticket, wear a pair of shoes with extra cushioning like a pair of Adidas Stan Smith, Vans Old Skool, or Puma Suede Platforms. No matter which pair of shoes you opt for, make sure you can freely stand and dance around comfortably for 2 hours straight because Bruno sure as heck ain't stopping.
Bring a portable charger
Of course, we want you to fully enjoy the concert experience and not record it on social media too much, but we understand the need to document and perhaps instill some FOMO in those who weren't lucky enough to get the tickets. Taking selfies, boomerangs, and videos will use up your battery and by the end of the 2-hour concert, your phone will be begging for some juice.
If you want to document this special moment on Instagram or Snapchat, make sure to keep your phone charged. Bring a power bank that can pack in a lot of power to be able to charge you and your concert buddies' phones. The Xiaomi power bank is cheap yet can charge 2 phones at once with its 2 USB ports. Make sure to charge your portable charger beforehand.
This starter pack is not only applicable for the Bruno Mars concert but also for all upcoming shows in Manila like the Kehlani’s show on May 25th, Halsey concert on August 10th, and Sam Smith’s on October 5th. If you have all these things prepared and ready, all that’s left to do is to bring yourself and your love for good music to the Bruno Mars concert in Manila.
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