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Thursday, October 31, 2013

WARRIOR FUN

Words by Niche Dumlao
Photo by Kris Rocha 

Making Manila the launch pad for the Asian leg of her Warrior Tour, Ke$ha truly made it an opener to remember. The multi-platinum artist gave a show that highlighted her unique pop persona – a kitschy, raunchy, glitter exploding variety – and all the while proving that this girl indeed knows how to throw a party.

“Tonight, I want you to be who you are and not apologize for it”, declares the 26 year old musician. “Tonight it’s all about love, my dear animals”, she adds. And statements like these were peppered throughout her show (could be associated to the fact that the popstar is in fact an ordained minister). Other quotables MinisterKe$ha dropped were her quip on how making out is far better than talking (we agree), and how strip joints are one of the most fun places on Earth. But our favorite, her onstage wish that everyone in the audience get laid after her show. We’re not quite sure if everyone got there though.

Musically, it’s astonishing how the girl sustains her uncompromising energy from start to finish. With dance hit after dance hit performed live, Ke$ha proved that she has the chops to deliver her songs in real life. From favorites such as “We R Who we R”, “Warrior”, “Crazy Kids” to club staples like “TikTok” and “Die Young” – Ke$ha gave it her all. Complemented by the trailer mess aesthetic she loves to portray, the party she threw was one awesome hodgepodge of crazy elements. And we mean that as a compliment, or as Billboard Magazine once stated, “There's no denying the pop lightning-in-a-bottle Ke$ha captured…”

So amen to the minister. Amen.

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Warrior Tour 2013: Ke$ha Live in Manila
Smart Araneta Coliseum
October 24, 2013

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