Ogie, Ian bring ‘chill’ concert experience to homes

    Ogie Alcasid and Ian Veneracion

    Over a bottle of beer or a glass of wine “Virtually Yours, Kilabotitos” is best enjoyed, said “Titos” Ogie Alcasid and Ian Veneracion.

    The two said their online show will not only bring audiences down memory lane but also send them chill vibes, perhaps making them forget, even for just a while, that there is a pandemic.

    “Pag ako nanunuod ng virtual concert, I find it very relaxing. I get a nice glass of wine and I’m just watching. For me ‘yung experience na ‘yun [ang gusto kong maramdaman ng audience namin],” related Ogie, “And you can share that with your family members. With one ticket, you can have as many as 10 people watching.

    “There’s watching, there’s reminiscing, there’s Ian and I sharing our gwapo-ness and I’m hoping that people will embrace this kind of virtual experience,” he continued, “It’s not something new kasi marami naman nag stream, but to actually pay for it, that’s another thing. It’s not that expensive like going to a concert na minsan 10, 15 or P20,000 [ang ticket], here for P1,200 or P800 nasa bahay ka lang, kahit naka pajamas at naka tsinelas, yakap mo asawa mo, bitbit mo mga anak mo, habang may bottle of beer. Kung mag-isa ka lang umiyak kang mag-isa habang nanonood ka at nakikinig sa mga old songs.”

    “Ako naman, I’m hoping na pag kinabit sa speakers, sa set-up, ma enjoy nila,” said Ian.

    “Kasi music ‘yun, mas ma-enjoy nila.

    “Pinakamaganda pag naiihi, hindi sila mahiyang pumunta sa restroom kasi nasa bahay lang sila, or pag nagugutom sila, it’s comfortable. Ganun din kami ang approach namin. It’s chill vibe,” he added, smiling.

    “Virtually Yours, Kilabotitos” was originally scheduled in March of last year. The pandemic left the producers no choice but to cancel the show. But the enthusiasm of Ogie and Ian to perform together has not waned, hence their decision to stage the show now, albeit virtually.

    Though they may have differing styles, the “titos” share the same taste in music so they are set to revisit the hits from the ‘60s to the ‘90s from singers such as the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Hall and Oates, The Police and more. Ogie revealed he will be performing numbers he has not done in previous concerts. Ian, meanwhile, is just thrilled to unleash the musician in him. He said that he has learned to embrace his being a performer and it was Ogie’s trust that has helped him become relaxed in his style.

    “Vitually Yours, Kilabotitos” can be enjoyed at home on March 26, 8 p.m. via streaming on ktx.ph. The concert is produced by Ogie Alcasid’s Alcasid Total Entertainment & Artist Management, Inc. (ATEAM) and will also feature Lara Maigue, Michelle Lim and Davey Langit.

    It is supported by C-Lium Fibre, Pascual Lab, Poten-Cee Ascorbic Acid, PLDT Home Fibr, Conzace, Ascof Lagundi, Oracare and Katinko Oil and Ointment.