Vice Ganda once again broke his own record through his I-Vice Ganda Mo ‘Ko sa Araneta concert last Friday, May 17.
According to the show’s ticket distributor Ticketnet, Vice Ganda’s third major solo concert is now the highest-earning concert staged by a local artist for 2013. He previously had two record-breaking concerts: May Nag-Text…Yung Totoo: Vice Ganda sa Araneta! in 2010 and The Unkabogable Concert in 2011.
The TV host-comedian was still a bit overwhelmed when he talked to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press right after his concert.
At first, Vice could not say anything but he simply thanked everyone who watched his show.
“Maraming-maraming salamat ho talaga,” said the 37-year-old performer.
“Hindi ko makakalimutan ang gabing ito.
“Inulit ninyo at nilagpasan n’yo pa ang lahat ng mga nangyari noong first and second concerts ko.”
He also admitted how proud he was about his third concert because of the new record he made.
“Maraming salamat kasi… Hindi naman sa pagmamayabang, pero sobrang proud ako kasi record-breaking ang concert na ‘to.
“‘Yon hong dati kong record, na-break na ‘yon. Ngayon, na-break na ulit.
“Ang saya, sobrang saya!
“Nakaka-proud kasi ang saya ng mga nangyari dahil mahal na mahal n’yo ako at sinusuportahan ninyo ako palagi."
Because of the overwhelming support from his avid followers, Vice made this promise: “Promise po, gagalingan ko po lalo.
“Patatawanin ko pa po kayo araw-araw.
“Araw-araw, tuwing mapapanood n’yo ako, iba-Vice Ganda ko kayo.”
“I-VICE GANDA.” Before the concert, Vice already used celebrity names and shows to replace a verb. These include “I-Dawn Zulueta mo ako,” “I-Kathryn Bernardo mo ako,” “Pumi-PBB Teens” and others.
At the press conference prior to his concert, the It’s Showtime host explained that the meaning of “I-Vice Ganda mo ako” is “to make you happy.”
In fact, after doing aerial stunts for his “Karakaraka” opening number, Vice told his audience, “Lahat ng problema ay naiibsan sa pamamagitan ng tawa.
“Kaya ngayong gabi, hayaan n’yo pong ‘i-Vice Ganda’ ko kayo dito sa Araneta.”
“Kalimutan na muna natin ang lahat ng stress.
“Kailangang masayang-masaya tayong magsisimula at masayang-masaya tayong uuwi ngayong gabi.
“Kaya simulan na natin ang party-party!”
Through his spiels and segments, the Gandang Gabi Vice host brought laughter to thousands of attendees during the four-hour show.
“SENATOR VICE.” The concert was like a bigger version of a comedy bar where Vice made fun of public figures who took part in the recently concluded mid-term elections.
One of the most popular segments featured Vice as the “unkabogable” senator. A logo with the words “Senator Vice, I-Vice Ganda Mo ang Senado” were seen onstage through the use of three projectors.
As a legislator, Senator shared three plans that he would like to implement during his term.
His first plan is to amend “The K to 12 Basic Education program.”
“Ayaw ko ng K-12 dahil kulang ito, hindi sapat. Mas gusto kong gawing K-20 program, mas mahaba… tingnan ko lang kung hindi pa sila matuto,” explained Vice.
The comedian also jested about Metro Manila Development Authority Regulation 96-009 or the Anti-Littering Law.
With regard to our overseas Filipino workers, Vice said, “Naaawa na ako sa kanila. Pagod na pagod na sila. Panahon na para pauwiin sila sa Pilipinas at bigyan sila ng maraming job offers.”
The comedian also launched a tirade against some public officials. He paid much attention to newly elected Senator Nancy Binay, who previously stated that she had 20 years of on-the-job training as the personal assistant of her father, Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Vice brought the house down when he asked, “Bilang isang senador, ano nga ba ang mga tungkulin ng isang senador? Sabihin ninyo dahil hindi ko ‘yan natutunan sa pag-o-OJT ko.”
“BINABAENG PILIPINAS.” Vice also made a parody of the most prestigious beauty pageant of in the country, Binibining Pilipinas, which was called “Binabaeng Pilipinas.”
Appearing as a beauty queen, Vice said while modeling on stage, “Being beautiful is a great feeling.
“Kapag nanalo ka na, dapat magmaganda ka na, magmalaki ka na dahil ang dami-daming nag-aagawan para masungkit ang koronang ito.
“Itong koronang ito na hindi mo naman maisasangla dahil hindi naman totoo ang bato."
He then invited one of his celebrity friends, Georgina Wilson, to join him onstage so he could give her advice about beauty contests.
When answering the question from judges, Vice reminded Georgina, “Kailangang magpakitang-gilas ka.
Kailangang gumamit ka ng mga terms na hindi nila naiintindihan, magtali-talinuhan ka.”
And when given a tough question, Vice stressed, “Magtalinu-talinuhan ka. Dapat hindi nila maintindihan ’yong sagot mo para makaganti ka.”
“VICE GANDA XXX” Forhis last segment, Vice appeared as a bold star, which he points out is used as a stepping stone for newbie celebrities. He wore a blond wig and a golden ensemble accentuated by very large fake boobs.
Vice threw funny “green” jokes imagining what celebrities would look like if they became sexy stars.
He turned on the imagination of the crowd by asking them what would his friend Kris Aquino, talent manager Boy Abunda, It’s Showtime co-host Kim Atienza, ABS-CBN news reporter Gus Abelgas, and singers Aiza Seguerra and Charice would they do if they were shooting a bed scene.
Vice also put some of his celebrity guests on the spot by asking them to sing his “green” version of Willie Revillame’s “Igiling-giling.”
Singers Jed Madela, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Karylle and It’s Showtime mainstay Ryan Bang had a hard time singing the right tune of the song with Vice’s own words.
Anne Curtis, on the other hand, was shy to sing the sexually charged song because her mother was seated beside her.
SPECIAL GUESTS. Before the concert, Vice expressed his gratitude for the celebrities who agreed to appear in his concert.
He said, “Pinili po talaga… sila po talaga yung gusto kong makasama.
“Tapos nakakatuwa pa kasi hindi namin inakala na lahat sila mag-a-approve, lahat sila papayag.
“Ang daming guests, nakakaloka. E, sabi ko naman, sayang kung hindi itutuloy.
“Ituloy nang lahat iyan, ako ang bahalang mag-adjust ng mga materyales.”
The celebrities who gave fun and entertainment to the crowd that night were Daniel Padilla, who sang APO Hiking Society’s “Kumusta Ka”; Dawn Zulueta, who did the Harlem Shake; Enrique Gil, who performed Psy's dance craze “Gentleman;” Ai-Ai delas Alas, who tried to seduce Paulo Avelino; and Regine Velasquez, who performed “Sana Maulit Muli” with Vice. Asia's Songbird also performed a medley of Adele hits.
Vice was surprised by the arrival of one of his closest friends, actor Coco Martin, with whom he admittedly had a little misunderstanding.
At the end of the show, Vice could hardly contain his emotion as he thanked the audience for the support.
“Kapag nakikita n’yong tumatawa ako, mekanismo ko lang ‘yon kasi kailangan kong maging masaya para maging masaya kayo.”
Although Vice did not disclose the reason for his emotional speech, he still ended the concert with a bang--breaking a huge glass and fireworks display on stage while performing a mash up of “Skyscraper” and “Fly.”
In the interview after the concert, Vice told the media, “Ang lesson na [natutunan ko], kung akala mo peak na, hindi pa peak.
“May mangyayari at may plano pa rin sa’yo ang Diyos na mas malaki sa inaakala mong malaking mayroon ka ngayon.
“Kasi akala ko noon todo na ‘to. Hindi pa pala.
“Mayroon pa palang mas malaking binibigay si Lord. Iba ‘yong wonders ni Lord.
“Iba ‘yong nililikha niyang biyaya. For sure babalik ako sa Araneta!”