I’m a fangirl by heart. And I’m proud of it. Fangirling is just one of those things that keeps me going, makes me prettier (please don’t yell at me), makes me younger (wohoo!) and makes my life a bit more exciting.
And for this reason I had to take the opportunity to attend the fans day event of the On the Wings of Love in Sacramento. I’ve never been to one so I thought it would be a great experience plus the fact that I will be able to meet some of my friends who I met online.
The Flight to Sacramento on 1/9:
I woke up at 4:30 AM to prepare and get myself ready to go to the airport for my 7 AM flight. I’m able to sleep in the plane so I don’t mind getting early flights. However, the plane ride on the way to Sacramento was pretty turbulent. At one point, I saw cups and drinks flying as the turbulence was pretty bad. It was quite scary. Not a good start!
The Fan Event at Sheraton
My friends met 2 other fans with their families from a meet up initiated by Bay Area OTWOListas. I heard that there were people who came from Hawaii, Alaska, Philippines and even China. Whoa! The dedication of the OTWOL and the JaDine fans was very heartwarming. I could sense that from speaking with the fans we met. They were very passionate particularly about James and Nadine. They get depressed when there are bad news about the 2 and they even get more depressed when Nadine or James loses from fan voting. But, they are in heaven when everything is all good. I laughed all night by their stories. We exchanged contacts and fan accounts by end of the night. I never thought I could network but I actually did. More friends, happier life!
#OTWOLFansDay – Waiting Time
We ate our breakfast at the hotel and then headed out to Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. It was around 10 AM when we arrived. There was already a pretty long line despite the chilly weather. My friends and I were all bundled up but I still felt chilly. I was freezing cold!
But, everybody was in good spirit. I saw people from all ages talking, laughing just having a great time. Everyone was patiently waiting for the doors to open. It was pandemonium when it did! The chaos was exhilarating but scary at the same time. If you don’t like crowded places then I’m not sure that you’ll like it there.
The pre-show event was fun especially with Gelo and Poca as hosts. I hope I was right about their names. One of my favorites was the Kapamilya Day ala Tita Jack’s. Five fan groups participated. They were the following: JaDine Troop, Bay Area OTWOListas, JaDine International, JaDines United and We Love Jadine (WLJD) – US Chapter. The game was done in 3 stages to determine the winner. From 5 to 3 down to the 2 final groups. If I remember it correctly, one of the prizes was the Meet and Greet with James and Nadine. So yeah, they got to meet them in person! Lucky people!
The Main Event
The main show was obviously the highlight of the affair. Kyla opened the show with a Beyonce medley and then sang On The Wings of Love. I have never seen Kyla performed live so it was such a treat watching her. Paulo Avelino came out next and sang Jeepney then Hiling. Paulo was a cutie, laughing and teasing with fans. There was this fan holding up a banner and Paulo pointed out that his name was misspelled. Haha. One lucky girl (I eventually found out that her name is Nicole) also get to perform with her and get kissed by him! You guys are jealous now, aren’t you?
Kilig Moment with Paulo
Blake was introduced next. If you don’t know who Blake is then look it up. Kidding! Blake is famous to OTWOListas. There are videos of him online while watching OTWOL and giving out his adorable comments. They even have their own HT #BlakeDine. Nadine came out to meet him for the first time. Blake perhaps was so starstuck that all he could manage was hug Nadine twice. Such a cutie! He was very adorable when he asked if James was there!
Nadine waving at fans
Blake just before Nadine showed up
The #BlakeDine encounter
Like Blake, I couldn’t take my eyes off of Nadine. I was consciously trying not to shout because I wanted to get a good recording of her. But, I was totally screaming deep inside hahaha. She’s beautiful, very warm, someone who I may become friends with. Her voice was very sweet. After the #BlakeDine encounter, she sang Sparks Fly. You could tell that she wasn’t feeling well but she did her best and sang live. I was touched when she thank the fans for coming. She sang her song Para-Paraan to close out her stage.
Nadine was touched by us!
After Nadine’s 2 songs, James came out. Fans went wild and hurried up to go in front to get a good glimpse of James. I had to zoom in on him to get a better view. It was chaos! I pitied the security team because they couldn’t do anything about the girls in front. ROFL. He’s very handsome, even more handsome in person. He seemed shy at first but you could sense his passion to perform when he started singing Love Yourself. He was very warm to the fans too. He looked genuinely happy to see us all. I found it cute that he was recording everybody. The last song he performed was Bonfire Love Song with the winners of the Leah Look Alike Contest.
Mr. James Reid Yo!
James with the Leah Look Alike Winners
The last 2 songs were for the JaDine fans! Woot! Woot! All hell broke lose when they started singing Bahala Na. Everybody was screaming on top of their lungs, I was screaming timidly. Remember, I’m recording right? Poor me! Hahaha. James and Nadine’s voices blended really well. It was very nice to finally hear their voices live. When they sang Hanap-Hanap, I felt goosebumps. I know they have sang this song a million times and I have watched them sing this song a million times too, BUT, BUT, BUT, they sang it like it was their first. So much passion, so much feels, so much chills, so much love! One thing is for sure, I was watching 2 people singing and flirting on stage LOL. They were into each other as if nobody was watching them. Sigh, my JaDine heart is flying high as I write this.
The One and Only JaDine!
What can I make out of this? Hahaha.
Where are you guys looking at?
They have their own world!
The main event felt short but only because everybody was having a great time. It’s a fan event afterall. If this was just a taste of their concert then I’m more excited to see them perform more.
By end of the day, I was tired but it was an experience that I will never forget. It’s one of the best weekend getaways I’ve had. I wasn’t expecting much but everything was unexpectedly great. I can’t thank TFC enough for making this event happen.
Checkout my Videos from the #OTWOLFansDay if you haven’t seen them yet. Enjoy!