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Mission Accomplished: 6000+ fans Show up for Charice-Cody Simpson’s Citadel Concert
Los Angeles, California – A short while ago I returned from Charice’s concert at the Citadel and she was amazing! Before the concert began I was lucky to see Charice walking in my direction on the other side of a barricade. I called out her name and she was so sweet to walk around the barricade to give me a big hug! My afternoon had just been perfected, but it gets better. Marc Johnson, Charice’s manager, soon followed and I was able to have a nice conversation with him concerning the LA Chasters’ efforts to give Charice a wower of a welcome! I told him that we had a vision of surpassing the excitement of the crowd at Toronto’s Eaton Center. He expressed doubt that we would be able to top that, especially with the rainy weather. The crowd was still in the process of finding their way toward the stage and the bad weather made me wonder if perhaps he might be right. Marc saw the t-shirt I was wearing, that Kathy designed, and he said he would like to have one. I invited him, Charice & Carl to the after-concert Chaster dinner and he said they would come if there was sufficient time. Marc located the person he was looking for and had to go, but I was soon blessed to have my daughter, her husband, and my grandson join me. We patiently waited to watch Charice on the Jumbo screens set up behind the Citadel’s 90 ft., Christmas tree. To our surprise Charice’s brother soon stopped by with a couple of Chasters and I had the opportunity to introduce them to my family. They were all having a great time and they stayed with us until just before Charice was scheduled to sing.
When the DJ introduced Charice the welcome was everything the LA Chasters had hoped it would be! Wild & crazy Chasters cheered their lungs out for Charice and waved the light wands that the LA Chasters had previously distributed; compliments of Christine . Charice’s first song was the up-tempo dance remix version of “I Love You”. She then asked the crowd if they would like to hear “Pyramid” and the crowd erupted in cheers. Charice kept the crowd dancing with her next song, a dance medley of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance”, Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The USA” & MJ’s “Rock With You”, where Charice showed off some awesome dance moves. Charice had fun with the crowd letting them choose a Justin Bieber song for her to sing a capella. Charice got the crowd singing along with Justin Bieber’s “You Smile”. Charice then turned up the intensity with her absolutely mind blowing version of Beyonce’s, “Halo”. Charice ended her musical set with a spirited multi-key change filled rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock.”
The LA Chasters all contributed greatly to the promotion of this event according to their various talents and available time and resources. The LA Chasters have every reason to feel proud of their efforts to promote Charice’s appearance at the Citadel! Radio Disney estimated the crowd as 6,000! After the concert about 40 LA Chasters gathered at a restaurant UCLA_UST had arranged for us. Even though Charice was not able to attend, it was a wonderful dinner. Christine and LAfan did an amazing job with their Charice Trivia game. There were lots of prizes distributed and lots, and lots, of laughter and smiling Chaster faces were evident. Even though some of us didn’t know all the Charice Trivia answers, I don’t think there were any losers. I hope someone got video of Christine’s Lady Gaga and Beyonce charades time. It is moments like these shared with family and friends
that I will never forget.
There is so much more to tell. I know other Chasters will help to fill in many of the areas I didn’t cover. There were lots of Chasters at the concert, and the post-concert dinner, with video cameras, so be on the lookout for YT video and fb galleries!
By SideburnerSol, Charicemania.com
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