Tickets to two of MMI Live’s coming concerts, Harry Styles on May 1 and Bruno Mars on May 3 and 4, both at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena, have absolutely sold out. “Walang walang walang wala na,” Wing Inductivo, who works for MMI, replied to last-minute inquiries.
And yet the mad search continues, as fans pin their hopes on ticket-holders who, for some reason, won’t be able to watch the concerts and are willing to sell their tickets.
There’s actually a buy-and-sell ticket site, stubhub.ph, described as “an eBay company,” which, at this writing, has the following details posted. The prices are outrageous, and only the truly mad, or the most diehard fans awash with cash, will fall for them:
For the Styles concert, there’s one Lower Box A selling for P13,370.99; and four Upper Box, P6,770.99 each.
For Mars, May 3 show: one General Admission, P11,159.27; two Lower Box B, P22,500 each.
For the May 4 show, there are five Upper Box tickets that are selling for different prices, ranging from almost P9,000 to almost P20,000!
Two Lower Box A are selling for P15,569.96; one Lower Box (standing), P18,868.20; one VIP (standing), P31,000; and two VIP 2 (standing), P38,669.96.
Bruno Mars after party
There’s a Bruno Mars “24K Magic Official After Party” on May 3 at Chaos Manila in City of Dreams. Tickets went on sale April 20 via SM Tickets. Table reservations are available on www.bit.ly/24KMNL#24KOFFICIALAFTERPARTY.
But, would you believe, stubhub.ph is also selling some of those after-party tickets?
The site says 24 tickets are available, and prices range from P5,669.96 to P7,320.85.
As the official poster says, Bruno Mars himself will “host” the after party.
One of our favorite nightlife destinations, The Smoking Joint along Chino Roces Ext. Makati, has been enjoying full-house crowds, especially during live gigs—most recent of which featured the Flippin’ Soul Stompers.
The latest good news is that Smoking Joint will operate a place called The Campfire & Grill, soon to open on the roof deck of Eco Hotel Tagaytay. As its name suggests, The Campfire & Grill will offer hotel guests, as well as walk-ins, an outdoor site to savor barbecue fare like ribs and brisket that Smoking Joint is known for, plus acoustic gigs.
The Smoking Joint, Green Sun Hotel, 2285 Chino Roces Ave. Ext. Makati City; message: @thesmokingjointbbq;
tel. no. 4235514