Spotted: Celebrity Couples, Families, and Solo Concert-Goers At Ed Sheeran's "Divide" Tour In Manila
Last Sunday, all roads led to the MOA concert grounds for Ed Sheeran's "Divide" tour in Manila. The event drew in a huge crowd, and the venue brimmed with excitement and anticipation as, finally, after waiting for months, fans of the English singer-songwriter saw him perform live onstage again. This tour was supposed to happen in November last year, but it was postponed due to his injury from a motorcycle accident. His first concert in Manila was in March 2015 at the MOA Arena.
Ed made hearts flutter as he sang his popular songs like "Shape of You," "Perfect," and "Castle on the Hill," just three of the 18 songs he performed for his Philippine stop (the other songs he sang were "Eraser," "A Team," "Don't / New Man (mash-up)," "Dive," "Bloodstream," "Happier," "I'm a Mess," "Tenerife Sea," "Galway Girl," "Feeling Good (cover) / I See Fire," "Photograph," "Nancy Mulligan," "Thinking Out Loud," "Sing," and "You Need Me, I Don't Need You."
Most of those in the pit were millennials, but the musical power of Ed clearly transcends age; the concert saw an interesting mix of people from different age groups and walks of life, all gathered for the love of his music, and our local celebrities didn't miss the show!
Here are the celebrities who were spotted at Ed's concert:
Kyle Echarri, Andree Bonifacio, Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos, Claudia Barretto, and Julia Barretto
Donny Pangilinan, Maris Racal, Ryle Tan, Michael & Emmanuel Pacquiao, Jinkee Pacquiao, Janet Jamora, Alora Sasam, and PJ Endrinal
The show also served as a bonding time for some celebrity families, like Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos with their daughter Yohan; Jinkee Pacquiao with her kids and twin sister Janet Jamora; and Team Kramer.
Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo and their daughter Yohan
What’s an Ed Sheeran concert without love in the air? Couples like Matteo Guidicelli and Sarah Geronimo watched the concert together, as well as Cristalle Belo and her husband Justin Pitt (and mom Dr. Vicki Belo).
Matteo Guidicelli and Sarah Geronimo
Cristalle Belo and Justin Pitt
In awe of #EdSheeran’s talent! @justinpitt77 would always send me #EdSheeran songs when he gets sentimental so it was extra special watching him live with Justin by my side! Thank you for our awesome tickets @victoria_belo ?? #EdSheeranInManila
Dr. Vicki Belo
Some celebrities—like Robi Domingo, the Kramer family, and Jinkee Pacquiao —were luckier, because they got the opportunity to meet and have a photo with Ed Sheeran:
Chesca Garcia-Kramer, Doug Kramer and their kids Kendra, Scarlett and Gavin
Judging from the smiles on their faces, we can tell the concert was worth the wait!
Photos from @chekakramer