After 2 years, box office King Daniel Padilla made his return to the Big Dome for his sold out concert last Saturday. DJ brought on a night full of kilig and great music as he performed some of his favorite old school hits such as “Don’t You Forget About Me,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “True,” and many more, giving each song his own personal touch.
He was later joined by special guests, Jericho Rosales who performed “Pusong Ligaw,” and Ian Veneracion who performed “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Daniel was later on surprised by his sisters Magui and Lelay, along with their baby cousin Jordan as the three of them joined him onstage as DJ performed “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko” from the official soundtrack of the highest grossing movie of the year “The Hows of Us.”
Jericho Rosales and Daniel Padilla perform "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."
Ian Veneracion performs "Ain't No Sunshine"
Daniel's sisters Magui and Lelay, and baby cousin Jordan, surprise DJ onstage.
One of the biggest highlights of the evening was when DJ lovingly sang the Billy Joel classic "Just the Way You Are" to Kathryn, saying “This is really for you, my love.” Touched by his sweet gesture, the actress was moved to tears during his performance.
Kath cried.. Believe it or not I cried too while watching.. Oa na kung oa pero I feel their love for each other!!— KathNiel Will Last Forever (@THOUArtemis) October 13, 2018
“it’s really for you, my love.” — Daniel to Kathryn❤️❤️#D4nielPadillaBackAtTheAraneta
Throughout the night, Daniel took every chance he could get to thank his fans for their unending support, and later left them an inspiring message to respect one another.
“Tigilan natin ang paninisi, simulan natin sa sarili natin. ‘Yon lang. At nagsisimula ‘yon saan? Sa puso natin, guys. Pagmamahal lang yan.” He continued “Tigilan natin ang hatred. Ano mang lahi, ano mang kulay—we’re all the same.” Which caused the crowd to cheer him on further. He ended his passionate message by saying “Be good to one another. Mahalin natin ang isa’t isa. And let us enjoy living. That’s it. Thank you.”
The night came to an end as DJ sang the Orange and Lemons hit “Hanggang Kailan” with the help of the crowd. Of course, his beloved KathNiel fans did not want to end the night just yet, so Daniel indulged them with an encore performance of “Yugyugan Na.”
All love and good vibes! Congratulations, DJ!
Were you at the Big Dome last Saturday, too? What was your favorite part of the night? Comment below!
A Filipina born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Alyssa always has a story to tell. She is a writer by day, singer on occasion, ballerina by heart, and forever a musical theatre enthusiast. When she's not immersing herself in her Spotify playlists, you'll find her training to be a triathlete or being a full-time cool tita to her 7 nephews and nieces.