MANILA, Philippines – “I think God is smiling on us. It cooled down. It’s night. It’s not raining. This is perfect!” Ryan Tedder, lead vocalist of OneRepublic, told the crowd at MTV Music Evolution 2016 on Friday night, June 24 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.
When you schedule an outdoor concert at the start of the rainy season in Manila, the odds are you are going to have some precipitation, especially in the late afternoons or evenings. The organizers were prepared though with tents in all the right places. They even offered free raincoats – in various colors – to all who entered.