With less than a month before his first major solo concert,Sam Milby admits that he is excited and nervous at the same time.
The 24-year-old singer-actor will performsolo at his TheRockoustic Heartthrob concert on October 25 at the Aliw Theater in Pasay City.
"Kasi ako 'yong type na, ano, [may] stage fright," Sam toldPEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an interview during the launching of StarMagic's 2009 Catalogue yesterday, September 28, at the lobby of EDSA Shangri-LaHotel in Mandaluyong City.
Sam added that he's not used to doing a solo performance on stage. In fact, his past major concertswere with fellow "heartthrob" Piolo Pascual.
"Nasanay na ako, mas kumportable ako kung may kasama ako sastage. Pero siyempre, ito 'yongfirst major solo concert ko so... Malaki 'yong venue, maraming tao, 'tapos akolang 'yong sa stage at ang daming mga kanta."
But Sam still tries not to feel uneasy by thinkingabout the songs that he will be performing during the concert.
"Excited naman ako kasi maganda 'yong line-up ng songs, sonag-aaral ako," said the Fil-Am recording artist. "May mga rock songs, mga songs na galing childhood ko, parangganyan. May mga acoustic, may mga rock."
So, has Sam started rehearsing for the big concert?
"Wala pa!" exclaimed Sam. "Wala pa nga, e, kasi wala pa akong time kasi 'yong Dyosa, atsaka tinapos ko na 'yong indie film [Cul de Sac]. Sobrang busy ako sa indie film at saka Dyosa,at saka may iba-ibang raket din."
Sam knows the he only has less than three weeks to preparefor his first solo concert. He blurted out during the interview, "Sana mag-start na 'yongrehearsals kasi kailangan ko ng maraming-maraming rehearsal."
The former Pinoy Big Brother housemate admitted thathe never imagined himself performing in a concert when he was starting out in show business.
"Feeling ko hindi [ko kaya]. Feeling ko, hindi pa ako handa," said Sam. "Pero ngayon, I need to get used to it kasistage fright talaga ako. So, kailangan kong masanay na nasa harap ako ng tao."
I LOVE ANNE. During the interview, the other entertainment reporters couldn't avoidasking Sam about Anne Curtis, with whom he allegedly hadan "LQ" or lovers' quarrel.
He said that they rarely go out since they're both busy withtheir showbiz projects. However, Samsaid, "Alam naman ng mga tao na I love Anne."
"Ang hirap, I mean, were both very busy though rightnow. Talagang bising-busy, may Balersiya... Nagkikita na lang kami doonsa taping lang sa Dyosa at saka sa ASAP. We hardly get to see each other at all talaga,taping and ASAP lang, e. I mean,I think we haven't been hanging out at all."
When asked about the "LQ" issue, Sam told the reporters thesame thing that Anne stated in a previous article in PEP—that it was justnormal. (Click here to read related article)
"Kahit [magkaibigan]," explained Sam. "May mga away din kahit kaibigan lang. May mga ganyan, mga away-away. So, hindi naman problema 'yan. So, what you just do is to learn, ano,communication."
Sam said that nothing has changed about his feelings towardshis co-star in Dyosa, but he has to prioritize his career. Althoughthey're both busy with work, he never thought of it as a problem between them.
"How can you complain about having too much work, di ba?"said Sam. "It's nota problem. I mean, bata pa rin namankami. What counts is I know she knowshow I feel for her. It's not likeanything could happen in the future. But we're both young and we have our careers also. You know, she's really busy and it would beselfish for me na, ‘O, come hang out with me.'"