Darren Criss - Live in the Philippines!

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Our own Purple Walrus just got done watching Glee’s Darren Criss perform for a crowd at the Greenbelt Park in Makati City, Philippines today.

Darren is in the Philippines for a mini-mall tour that will take him to Ayla Malls in Manila tomorrow and Wednesday. Darren is half-Filipino, by the way!

Purple reports that despite being jet-lagged and a little under the weather, he entertained the crowd with songs from the Very Harry Potter musicals, Disney covers, and tracks off his EP Human. Afterward, he met with fans at a meet and greet.

Check out Darren’s encore performance of “Teenage Dream” after the jump.

Video: IAmthePurpleWalrus

Video after the JUMP…

Teenage Dream

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Don’t You

The Coolest Girl

Part of Your World

Human

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=iamthepurplewalrus&view=videos purplesmile

    Thanks for the post, mj. =)

    The other interesting (for me) bit of news here is that Mark Salling is also in the country. He is reportedly at a popular beach resort down south and will be spending the holidays there. Now, he’s one Gleek I’d surely like to meet. Heh. ;P

    Darren Criss at the M&G at Greenbelt

  • Paulie

    Here’s the partial setlist for those interested (thanks Google for the titles of the songs I don’t know, not sure about the 2 songs though). I was also at the concert and was kinda live-tweeting. LOL. (And I got his autograph!)

    1. Human
    2. Reflection (from Mulan)
    3. Good Ol’ Moon
    4. Granger Danger
    5. Jealousy
    6. Sami
    7. The Coolest Girl
    8. No Way
    9. When You Wish Upon A Star (from Pinocchio)
    10. Part of Your World (from The Little Mermaid)
    11. ???
    12. L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole cover)
    13. Don’t You
    14. Muse
    15. ???
    16. HYAMLC (Encore)
    17. Teenage Dream (Encore)

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=iamthepurplewalrus&view=videos purplesmile

    Thanks for the setlist, Paulie. I didn’t know the songs from the EP, either, but I really liked Don’t You when I heard him play it.

    I got a friend to buy me a CD before the show, but the autograph stubs were gone by then. I also failed to get a ticket to the show; when I went to the concierge booth around lunchtime, all the passes had been given out. I was told some fans lined up outside Greenbelt 3 as early as 7 a.m., even as ticket distribution was scheduled to start at 11. (I pass no judgment…we did that for Elliott Yamin before. Heh. :P)

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=iamthepurplewalrus&view=videos purplesmile
  • carmine2008

    I was able to watch him in between the heads of two really tall guys. Hahaha. He sounded great though and might I say, LOOK great as well. Those Youtube videos I’ve been watching do him no justice. I kinda wish I had gotten his autograph too though and he didn’t sing my favorite song of his, Not Alone.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    he’s half-phillipino? i would have never guessed!

  • Paulie

    purplesmile, I’ll pass no judgment to those who waited as early as 7am because I also did that for Elliott Yamin (hey! we may have bumped to each other that time! LOL!). I arrived at the concierge area a couple of minutes past eleven (skipped lunch at the office) and I was the one of the last few to get tickets.

    The EP apparently was sold sometime around 1PM at the venue. I was able to talk to the vendors selling Glee CDs inside that they might be giving away stubs so I asked my friend to keep a lookout because I need to get back to work.

    BTW, if you or carmine2008 planning on watching the second show later? I probably won’t be able to make it this time, but if you’re planning to seeing him again? I heard that for Trinoma, there’s purchase requirement in order to get tix?

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=iamthepurplewalrus&view=videos purplesmile

    Hey, Paulie, so you are a fellow Yaminoy. Apir! ;P

    I arrived at Greenbelt around 12 nn yesterday and the concierge was all out of tickets. One of the ladies told me that the CDs with stubs were going to be sold at 4 p.m., which is why I didn’t go back to the venue immediately, whereas I was still within the vicinity (I bought a pair of shoes in Glorietta to replace the ones I was wearing, which gave out. :P)

    Regrettably, I won’t be going to the Trinoma show tonight. I’m having dinner with old college roommates in Greenbelt.

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=iamthepurplewalrus&view=videos purplesmile
  • Paulie

    purplesmile, yep I’m a Yaminoy (apir!) though I just lurk in that YGroup. I joined a bit late. Hehe.

    I was the one yelling “dude I love you!” in deep voice to Darren last night BTW. :P The tweens in front of me squeed.

  • carmine2008

    Just got back from Trinoma. He doesn’t adhere to a setlist, ’cause the song selection and order tonight are different from last night. He sang “Not Alone”!!! And he apologized for forgetting to sing it in Greenbelt. LOL.

    He also sang Hey Soul Sister and Gotta Get Back to Hogwarts (this is the highlight of the night for me. He sang all the parts and forgot some of the lyrics but in a adorable and funny way.). I didn’t take down the setlist as I’m too busy listening to him sing. Hahaha.

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=iamthepurplewalrus&view=videos purplesmile

    Paulie, was yours the voice that was could be heard in one of my videos? lol

    Carmine, you are dedicated. ;P

    Here’s a video of Hey, Soul Sister I found on youtube…

    Hey Soul Sister – Darren Criss Live at Trinoma

    And here is an interview in Manila…

    Pinoy(?) Darren

  • carmine2008

    Purplesmile: Yes, I am. Hahaha. His concerts totally made my Christmas. I hope he comes back next year. He can take Kris Allen with him if he wants (Right Paulie? LOL.).

  • Paulie

    purplesmile, yep I think that was me. LOL. I was at the right side of the stage too in GB3

    carmine2008, ah yes, a Kris-Criss gig would be awesome! squee thud flail and all the BSC. :P

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=iamthepurplewalrus&view=videos purplesmile

    Carmine, I was just saying to myself earlier that Darren looks a bit like Kris Allen, especially in the stills from my videos. :P

    Paulie, haha. ;P

    Apparently, I got the whole set on video. Hee.

    1. Human
    2. Reflection
    3. Good Ol’ Moon
    4. Granger Danger
    5. Jealousy
    6. Sami
    7. The Coolest Girl
    8. No Way
    9. When You Wish Upon A Star
    10. Part of Your World
    11. I Still Think
    12. L-O-V-E
    13. Don’t You
    14. Muse
    15. Stutter

    Encore:
    16. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    17. Teenage Dream

    That’s a long set for an Ayala Mall show.

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=iamthepurplewalrus&view=videos purplesmile

    I put my videos in a playlist here. Enjoy the show! =)

  • carmine2008

    Purplesmile: Thanks for that. Ill try to watch everything before Christmas. Hahaha.