Anne Curtis was on a cloud nine after Annebisyosa, her "first and last" concert.
The Big Dome was filled to the rafters. Her numbers were well-applauded. Her audience had fun. She was in her element.
But what the cameras failed to capture was her nervousness.
"Gusto kong maiyak!" said Anne during her photoshoot for a glossy magazine recently.
The turnout was beyond her expectations.
She related, "It was so funny na I thought they were just feeding it to me para hindi ako ma-feel bad kung hindi puno.
"Kasi, hindi ko tinatanong. Hindi ko tinatanong ang ticket sales. Ayaw kong tanungin.
"Si Raymund Isaac [Anne's photographer friend], he was covering it all, sabi niya, 'Pustahan tayo, P5,000. Puno 'yan!'
"Kahit hindi puno naman basta sakto."
During the preparations, her simple wish was:" Kahit patron lang ang mapuno, masaya na ako. Gumaganon pa ako."
She didn't think about the ticket sales, and just focused on rehearsing.
"Bahala na. Ayaw ko nang isipin. I told them, 'Don't tell me about the ticket sales. Don't tell me about ano...'
"Ayaw ko munang malaman kasi, I mean, happy na ako kung pinagbigyan ako ng Music Museum, alam mo 'yon.
"Pero si Boss Vic, Araneta kaagad!
"I was so nervous!"