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WATCH: Alden Richards explains inspiration behind new song 'Goin' Crazy'

Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - December 16, 2020 - 12:10pm

MANILA, Philippines — Kapuso actor Alden Richards celebrated his 10th year anniversary in showbiz with a sold-out virtual reality concert “Alden’s Reality: The Virtual Reality Concert.”

The concert, held last December 8 and 9, enabled the actor’s fans all over the world to celebrate with him in his 10 years in the entertainment industry.

The concert gave fans a taste of what the future of concert shows would be. It combined cutting-edge technology and performances to produce a full-length concert and immersive interaction with their idol right from the comforts of their homes.

The show begins with Alden waking up in his house and inviting his “date” — the concertgoer — to join him as he navigated Alden’s Reality. He then set the mood up by dancing to catchy songs popularized by some of the world’s most loved boybands. Joining him were his friends Rodjun and Rayver Cruz.

Alden then went on to answer questions just like he was having a one-on-one conversation with his “date,” sharing his innermost thoughts and reminiscing about his ups and downs in the past.

From his heartfelt rendition of “God Gave Me You” to performing his latest single “Goin' Crazy” and dancing to the beat of BTS’ “Dynamite” — Alden only showed how he has grown as a performer on stage.

"Goin' Crazy," Alden told Philstar.com in an exclusive interview, was inspired by what he and everyone else might be experiencing due to the pandemic.

"'Goin' Crazy' kasi tayong lahat parang na-tetest 'yung sanity natin, so parang going crazy. Pero ito naman, going crazy to a person during this time of the pandemic."

The concert also saw Alden looking back on his career as an actor and thanking all his former leading ladies. In this segment, OPM band December Avenue joined Alden on stage.

Greeting him on his 10th year in showbiz were his fans and friends in the industry including Sanya Lopez, Christian Bautista, Mark Bautista and Betong Sumaya.

Alden’s fans and friends further showed their support to the Kapuso actor as they shared their experience online. The hashtag “AldensReality” became the top trending topic on Twitter Philippines.

 “We would like to congratulate Alden for setting a new record of being the first Filipino artist to stage the first-ever virtual reality concert in the Philippines,” said GMA Regional TV and Synergy Vice President and Head Oliver Victor Amoroso.

“We are honored that we made history in ‘Alden’s Reality’ with no less than Asia’s Multimedia Star headlining the show as part of his 10th anniversary in the entertainment industry. Being one of the Network’s prime artists, we take pride with having Alden work with us. And while we really aimed for a world-class production, the success of ‘Alden’s Reality’ exceeded our expectations. Thank you to all our Kapuso here and abroad who bought tickets and supported ‘Alden’s Reality.’ We would also like to congratulate all the people who we had the pleasure of working with for this project. This is only the beginning. Expect bigger surprises from Synergy in the future,” he added.

Directed by Paolo Valenciano, “Alden’s Reality” is produced by Synergy: A GMA Collaboration, a group that produces ticketed and non-ticketed events and activities catering to all Filipinos across the globe. The concert also served as GMA Network’s treat to loyal Kapuso for its 70th anniversary.  — Video from McDonald's Philippines, edited by Philstar.com/Efigenio Toledo IV

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