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Yes! 2006\’s American Idol (and no it\’s not Chris Daughtry) TAYLOR HICKS is coming to Manila to perform at the Glorietta in Makati from December 18, 19 and 20, 2007!

Now, I rooted for Taylor to win, and I\’m a casual fan… but my wife is the uber crazy fan. As in CRAZY. I\’ve known her for years and I\’ve never known her to obsess about anything or anybody in this way. She has all the albums. Yes, ALBUMS. She has the official release, the official release Walmart edition, the Do You Make Me Proud single, and the independently produced (before Hicks got famous) albums In Your Time and Under the Radar. She even has an Official Taylor Hicks T-Shirt, for God\’s sake.

I think it would be really great if my wife would be able to meet Taylor and perhaps have a photo with him and whatnot. That would make her Christmas. That would make her entire year, I think. That would be terrific!

So I\’m asking anyone who might be on the inside track of this mini tour, who may be involved in organizing it, or whatever, I would really REALLY appreciate it if you could help me out. I\’d be VERY grateful. I\’ll give you a drawing. What do you want? Original art from Superman or Batman? Or a custom made drawing? I\’ll put you on my permanent complimentary copy list, which will ensure you get copies of everything I do from now on.

And to whoever you are, thanks very VERY much in advance!!


34 Responses to “TAYLOR HICKS in MANILA, December 2007!”

  1. ms.sonny on December 10th, 2007 10:33 am


    Taylor Hicks is coming to town
    Taylor Hicks is coming to town

    he knows if you been
    bad or good
    so llyn!

    Be GOOD for Goodness sake!


    I’m good.

    just sayin

  2. dg90001 on December 10th, 2007 10:55 am

    It seems your wife has the same bug many of us in the States do.

    I hope your wish comes true and she can meet Taylor this month while Taylor travels.

    I hope she has had the opportunity to see the great videos from his Spring and Summer tours.


  3. Ed on December 10th, 2007 10:58 am

    I may not be the ONE, but I wish you and Ilyn with Taylor. :D

    Isn’t it overwhelming when you make your sweetheart very happy this Christmas? :) I wish I could make mine happier compare last year.

    Good luck, Gerry!


  4. Cara on December 10th, 2007 11:32 am

    If you think your wife is a super fan now, wait until you see what she’s like after seeing Taylor in person. She’ll be a complete goner. Taylor is totally mesmerizing in the flesh. More gorgeous than you’d have thought possible. Maybe you just might be better off letting her stay home!

  5. Impressed on December 10th, 2007 11:38 am

    If you want to meet Taylor, it’s not that hard. Before the concert, sneak around outside and see if you can find his tour bus, and remember this location. After the show, just go to the bus and he should be there within 10-15 minutes. (This coming from a fan who has used that technique a few times and has met Taylor a total of five times and counting.)

  6. lyn on December 10th, 2007 2:13 pm

    I hope someone in the Soul Patrol will get the message to him about your wife and Taylor being the great person he is, will do his all to make this a great Christmas for her.

    Manila is in for a treat, seeing Taylor perform live!!! I have been to eight of his concerts, no two are alike. Wish I was gonna be there but will have to wait til February when he performs at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

    Enjoy Gerry and Ilyn …..Enjoy Manila!!

  7. LindaJ on December 10th, 2007 5:14 pm

    Hi Gerry OMG I’ve just found out about this I’m so happy for Ilyn I know how much she loves Taylor so she’ll be on cloud nine at the minute….. I’m hoping and praying you both get to see him and I know you’ll do everything you can to make it happen!

  8. Katja on December 10th, 2007 5:33 pm

    I’ve been squeeeeing since I heard the news!
    This is just so great!!!! Permagrin!

  9. beachn on December 10th, 2007 8:47 pm

    Hi Gerry
    We were so excited for you guys. To get Taylor
    this close to Christmas is the greatest gift for
    your wife and all Taylor fans in Manila. We will
    be there with her in spirit and anxiously waiting
    to hear her reactions !!

    Squeeeeeeeeeeee I am so excited I have tears in
    my eyes !!!

  10. soulaz on December 10th, 2007 9:39 pm

    What a wonderful world we live in at times. I’m sitting here in the United States, Arizona to be exact . . . and chair dancing while I drink my first cup of coffee. Taylor is going to the Philippines AND he might just get to meet Gerry and Ilyn! He’s a very lucky man!!!

  11. Jax on December 10th, 2007 10:58 pm

    Gerry you are the BEST!

    Ilyn !!! What GREAT news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Woooooooo !!!!!!
    Dear Santa,

    Gerry & Ilyn must meet Taylor! It’s gotta happen!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Much Love,

    Taylor’s US fans :0)

    The States are rocking this morning with this news for Ilyn & Gerry :o)

    We love you guys! Much!!!!!!!

  12. Meg on December 10th, 2007 11:29 pm

    Hi, Gerry. I am a big Elliott Yamin fan but I like Taylor, too. I saw Elliott’s four Ayala shows in Manila and I also plan to catch the Glorietta and Greenbelt shows of Taylor. Here is the schedule of the shows:

    Glorietta 4 Park
    December 18, 2007
    7:00 p.m.

    Greenbelt 3 Park
    December 19, 2007
    8:00 p.m.

    TriNoma Activity Center
    December 20, 2007
    7:00 p.m.

    There will be meet and greet sessions after each show.

    I got the info from this Philippine Star ad that came out today –


    For information on how to get passes (including M&G stubs) to the shows, you may call the malls’ Concierge hotlines:

    Glorietta – 7527272
    Greenbelt – 7574853
    TriNoma – 9013000

    If it’s anything like what happened in the case of the Elliott Yamin shows – passes were given away as the malls opened on the day of the concerts – you had better get yourself ready to line up early and for a “running of the bulls” experience. ;D

    Good luck! I hope your lucky wife gets to see the shows and meet Taylor. And maybe I’ll see her and you there! :)

  13. Karenk on December 10th, 2007 11:38 pm

    Gerry, what a nice man you are. Ilyn has great taste in men, both personal and musical. I am so excited for the both of you. After you see him in person you will also be an “uber-fan”

  14. Meg on December 10th, 2007 11:38 pm

    I think that last link didn’t work, so let me try again…


    Oh, I’m not as big a fan of Taylor as your wife – I am, after all, a hardcore “Yaminoy,” lol! – but am a big enough fan nonetheless that I own all three Taylor CDs (my In Your Time CD is even autographed), too. I’m not too crazy about the DIMYP single, but I also have a copy of that. :D

  15. Gerry Alanguilan on December 10th, 2007 11:50 pm

    Wow! Thanks for all the response guys! I’m overwhelmed! I never realized there were so many Taylor fans out there, and what a great group of people you are!

    Hello Meg… I’m a fan of Elliott too!

  16. Meg on December 11th, 2007 1:01 am

    Really, Gerry? That’s nice! Wow. So you’re a Yaminoy, too, but perhaps not a “card-carrying” member, eh? LOL! Did you get to see any of his shows here? They were great! :D

    I’m really looking forward to also seeing Taylor live. He’s a great performer, that one. I hope Manila shows him some love, too, ‘no? :)

  17. Webchic00 on December 11th, 2007 3:56 am

    Hey Gerry!

    Naku kapatid! Marami kami rito sa U.S. Matagal ko na siyang nai-promote. Marami na akong napadala na CDs diyan para ma-Taylorize sila lahal. LOL!. He is the best in the business, I hope you are all going to have a great time. Gusto kong lumipad diyan, pero naku siguro magagalit na talaga yong hubby ko!!!

  18. GrannyMary on December 11th, 2007 5:00 am

    Gerry: Now you know how loved and respected your wife is in the States

  19. Kris on December 11th, 2007 6:05 am

    Gerry –
    Ilyn is a lovely lady. We enjoy her posts very much. Everyone on the Boogie Board is very happy that she will get to see Taylor perform, and hopefully meet him!

  20. Reallygia on December 11th, 2007 6:15 am

    Don’t be surprised if he doesn’t sing Do I Make You Proud. He only sang it partially one time since he started touring on his own in February, 07. You won’t miss it. The other songs he does are soooo much better!

  21. soulaz on December 11th, 2007 9:26 am

    Gerry, your wife is so loved by her friends around the world, and we love you, because you love her . . . cool how that stuff works out, isn’t it?

    Oh, and Taylor may be number one, but I really dig on Elliott Yamin too. He’s the real deal, just like Taylor.

  22. Gerry Alanguilan on December 11th, 2007 10:32 pm

    Wow… wow… I’m speechless guys. I was very glad that Ilyn found a group online that she could be friends with, but I only half realized what a great group of friends she’s found. Really, I’m very grateful for all your comments, and I’m very grateful that you’ve been such good friends to her. Thanks very much! :D

  23. Jax on December 12th, 2007 12:29 am

    Aww Gerry …. we LOVE Ilyn … and we LOVE you!!!

    The cyber world is VERY excited about all of this! The news is flying from California to Canada to Finland .. From NY to Florida and back out to Arizona .. England is jumping!!! This little town in Georga is grinning! The celebration continues … we cannot WAIT for the recap!

    Ask Ilyn if she has her clown nose :o)

    We love you guys!

  24. mojavedesertgirl on December 12th, 2007 12:45 am

    Ilyn and Gerry – Big squeeeeeee of happiness for you both! Great things finally come to those who wait – and Taylor’s asian fans have waited a loooooooong time for this. Rock the house you guys! Have a FULL WOO of a time! Love ya, mdg

  25. HarpNSoul on December 12th, 2007 5:41 am

    Gerry and llyn,

    I’m SO happy for you both that Taylor is finally coming to your country! :)

    I pray there’s a way for the two of you to meet him!

  26. Lee on December 12th, 2007 10:53 pm

    llyn and Gerry,

    What a Great and Exciting time you will have.
    I’m so happy for you both. Taylor will leave you with the biggest permagrin on your face.
    Seeing him live is mega watt excitment. Groovy!

    Keep that Karma Wheel rollin!

  27. Lori on December 14th, 2007 8:22 am

    Ilyn & Gerry!!

    I am sooo happy for you two- have a wonderful time, and don’t forget your camera!

    It’s been a pleasure getting to know your wife online ~ she is a huge part of our community, and we love her! It’s also been great getting to know your family thru her…

    Be prepared though Gerry– your wife will never be the same after seeing Taylor live…your a lucky dog! LOL!

  28. Meg on December 14th, 2007 10:32 pm

    Hi, Gerry. I wonder if Ilyn has heard that the mechanics to get tickets to the show and meet and greet passes are out now? I saw the Makati venues…they are open areas, but the Concierge will be giving out only 100 tickets (for seats) per show. She (or you?) has to line up early to get these passes. For Glorietta, only one ticket per person will be issued, unless you have an Ayala Discount Plus Card, in which case you are entitled to 2 tickets (on a first-come, first served basis); limited M&G stubs will be given away (also on a first-come, first served basis).

    I hope this helps somehow. Let me know if you want to know more/other details. :)

  29. FlowersKY on December 16th, 2007 7:17 am

    So happy for both of you, Gerry and Ilyn. What a great thing that you all will be able to see Taylor in the Philippines. Who would have dreamed that this was going to happen? I remember last year when Ilyn was projecting into the future about when she might be able to visit the states to see Taylor perform. This will be a lot easier….Have fun!

  30. Meg on December 19th, 2007 2:47 am

    Gerry, did Ilyn get to meet Taylor? I hope she did. :)

  31. Meg on December 20th, 2007 11:31 am

    Hey, I think I saw you at Greenbelt last night. ;)

  32. Gerry Alanguilan on December 20th, 2007 7:10 pm

    Hello Meg, yes, Ilyn met Taylor. And yep! We were at Greenbelt last night! Sayang we didn’t meet!

  33. Meg on December 21st, 2007 11:01 am

    That’s great! I got to meet him (and have my CD jackets signed), too; my friend gave me a meet and greet stub. You were seated in the middle front seat in the non-VIP/sponsors area, right? We were in the front seats to your right side. I thought of approaching you to say hi but I chickened out, as I thought that might weird you out. LOL

    Fantastic show, no? The crowd gave him a lot of love. :)

  34. Sunny on December 26th, 2007 10:58 pm

    Great coverage on Taylor Hicks’ visit to Manila! Gerry, you provided some of the best fan coverage of his trip to Manila, his performances. I love the video of you talking about ‘Taylor’.

    Thanks so much.