When John Legend announced his concert in Manila last May, my friends eagerly wait for the pre-selling of tickets and luckily they got front row seats to the concert. Here's a copy of the confirmation sent to their email last July 24, 2014.
They're not hardcore John Legend fans by the way, it's just that they can afford to buy so walang basagan ng trip ok? Haha.
Due to a "system error", they moved my friends to rows 2 and 3.
Araneta Coliseum was less than 10kms away from Paco, Manila. Traffic was so bad lalo na in Old Sta. Mesa area. I arrived around 8:30PM and parked my car inside Shopwise (which was across the concert venue). Buti na lang it took me less than 5 minutes to find a parking slot because my gas tank's telling me I'm running out of gas.
Tried to explain to the guards and even their supervisor na wala na ako gas kaya di ako agad nakabalik ng parking after nung concert. Dala dala ko pa nga yung gas na nabili ko o! Sadly, dedma sila. Ayaw talaga nila palabasin yung sasakyan ko. Rules are rules daw.
Buti na lang I have the parking ticket with me and showed them their parking conditions. Medyo malabo nga eh. Una sabi nila 11:00PM closing, tapos nakalagay sa conditions 11:30, tapos sa likod nung conditions may 12:00MN. Ano ba talaga Shopwise Araneta?
Went back the next day, September 27, 2014 around 7:00AM. Spotted other cars parked inside but not exactly sure if they're owned by Shopwise employees or whatnot. Nalungkot ako ng bigla for my car, kinidnap siya ng Shopwise. This will be my first and last time to park here, I usually park at Gateway Mall or the parking connected to the Araneta Colisuem, nagkataon lang na I'm running late at naubusan na ng parking space.
Ang masaklap pa don, I got a provisional instead of official receipt. Kakapal ng mukha.
Lesson learned... never ever park your car in Shopwise if watching a concert at the Araneta Coliseum. These mofos will not allow you to get you car 'til the morning after. Fuck you, Shopwise. Fuck you very much.