Tuesday, August 21, 2012

[multiply harvest] jars of clay: manila concert high

Multiply is closing down! I need to find a way to transfer my pictures and blog entries to another site fast! While I was browsing thru nosref.multiply.com, I came across one of my first blog entries.  I got so excited reading it that I had to share it here.

It was my entry after watching the Jars of Clay concert here in Manila. It was originally posted March 4, 2005! Ang tagal na! Sweet memories are sweet! Haha.

People know that I'm not a deeply religious person so some of you might get shocked with the following thoughts. Hehehehe. But what can I say, I'm a jarsofclay freak.

I was finally able to cross out one of the items on my list of things to do before i die... "watch jars of clay live in concert". I thought I would have to go to the states and track them down to fulfill my dream. Obviously, a long, a tedious and a not-so-affordable process. But the other night the dream came true...

I was able to sing along with my favorite band as they sing my favorite songs!

...i need you ...five candles ..frail ...show you love ...crazy times ...fly ...flood ...tea and sympathy

I was singing, shouting, waving, dancing and jumping. It has been a long time since I felt that happy. Hehehehe

The highlight of the evening for me was when they sang "Worlds Apart" (the top of my favorite list). While the band was singing, I was standing, singing along with my head tilted up and my eyes closed. I was no longer aware of the crowd. Suddenly, it was just me, the voice and the song of prayer. If there is such a thing as an out-of-body experience, I guess that was it.  I felt like I was floating.

I usually feel the same way (to a lesser degree) whenever I listen to the track on my cd but to hear it live was way way better. The feeling was more intense, the words were more alive and the levitation was much much higher! : ) Someone said that the coliseum became solemn during the song. I guess I was not the only one floating.

While the band was playing the song's intro, I called up a DK's cell - a fellow jarsofclay freak who also favored "Worlds Apart". Unfortunately, she was not able to make it to the concert so I wanted her hear the band sing the song live thru the phone. Later that evening she texted me and told me that it made her cry. (she was riding the bus the time she was listening to the song. hehehehe)

Such are the feelings that the band and their songs can bring out.

I can truly say that the evening of March 2, 2005 was one of the happiest moments of my pathetic life ; ) I'm so happy (an understatement) jars of clay finally came to the country.

I hope they come back soon. But even if it takes another ten year before they come back here, I know it will still be worth the wait.


  1. If ten years ang pinaghihintay mo Sir, well 3 years na lang po since 2005! Hehe.

    I love Jars of Clay too but I don't have any of their albums. Ang alam ko lang, ung mga released hits nila. :)

    Thanks for listing me on your sidebar, Sir Fer! Ngayon ko lang napansin. :)

  2. oo nga. sana hindi na umabot ng ten years. haha. baka by that time my budget na ko to hunt them in the states.

    not all of their songs are radio-friendly but all of them have intelligent lyrics, and not all are about God or being a christian (contrary to popular beliefs).

    after multiply, kaunti na lang ang kilala kong bloggers :) kaya nakalista kayong lahat. for easy access na rin.