Stepping away from their political duties for a night of music and nostalgia, First Lady Liza Marcos and President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. were spotted at Daryl Hall and the Daryl's House Band's concert in Manila on November 27. The concert marked the grand finale of the band's 29-date tour that spanned across four countries, wrapping up at Manila's Mall of Asia Arena.
Highlights of the Night
The 77-year-old Daryl Hall, despite age-induced changes in his vocal range, led a 14-song set that lasted an hour and 25 minutes. The evening was a melodic journey back in time for the Generation X fans in attendance, who got to relive the classics from Hall and Oates as well as some of Hall's solo works.
With both Hall and guest performer Todd Rundgren originating from Philadelphia, the show was flavored with a distinct 'Philly mood.' The setlist included evergreen hits like 'I Can't Go For That (No Can Do),' which had the audience grooving to its rhythm. However, fan favorites 'Method of Modern Love' and 'Kiss on My List' were conspicuously missing from the main set, saved for a climactic finish.
A Memorable Finale
Despite the notable adjustments to the performance due to Hall's vocal range, the concert left an indelible impression on the fans. The nostalgia-filled night was a fitting end to the band's successful 29-date tour. After the show, Hall expressed his enjoyment of the performance, hoping the audience shared his sentiment.
While the concert was a departure from the everyday politics for the Marcos duo, their responsibilities beckoned soon after. The Philippines government and the country's communist rebels announced their agreement to resume peace talks after a six-year hiatus. The resolution aims to end one of Asia's longest-standing armed conflicts, with the communist party's removal from the government's list of designated terror organizations being a key point of discussion in the upcoming negotiations.