Kylie Minogue's "Aphrodite" concert last night! It was all impromptu as I really had no plans of watching, but at the last minute decided to grab a pair of tickets just a mere few hours before the show.
The "Aphrodite Tour 2011" was inspired by Greek mythology and culture thus featuring an array of specially designed props, including a 14-feet tall golden Pegasus, a golden Chariot, 5 video screens, and a sweeping staircase.
Kylie had an entourage of aerialists and mysterious flying angels. Costume-wise, the show featured 200 glamorous outfits and 100 different pairs of shoes that were made of over a million diamante crystals and nearly 1,000 feathers. I read the Aphrodite herself wore bespoke Dolce & Gabbana costumes for the entire show.
It was such an adventure -- I am a self-confessed fan of Kylie and I totally, heart-stoppingly (is there such a word?) love her song "Love at First Sight". It's worth mentioning that my sister and I went to Araneta Coliseum straight from work amidst the pouring rain. Several times we decided to abandon the idea, but the ticket prices weren't something we can just instantly dismiss, they were expensive after all.
Kylie was just the sweetest and thanked the audience several times saying "Mabuhay!", "Mahal ko kayo!" and "Salamat po!".
The numerous costume changes, the grandiose set, dazzling glitter and sexy dancers -- clearly Kylie spared no expense, we were left mesmerized. She truly is the ultimate diva!
And let me leave you with a video of my LSS of the moment, Kylie's "All the Lovers":
For those who missed her, don't worry for I truly believe she will be back soon. As she said during the concert, she can't believe she hasn't visited Manila sooner. She then spanked her bum and said, "Naughty, naughty [Kylie]!" :D
Photo sources: Noypistuff, The Manila Paper, Navarro