‘The Vamps’ highlighted the #3LOGYinManila concert held last January 30, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, its already their 2nd concert here in Manila, the 1st one was last Feburary 2015. They perform with other bands namely, ‘Before You Exit’ and ‘The Tide.’
They shared that “It is actually one of the fun places to perform in the world. Now that we’re here I think we should come back every year.” According to them, the fans from the Philippines formed the second most active fan base on the group’s Facebook page.
It cannot be denied that the British boy group is so popular in the country, and adding to their popularity is the lead guitarist, James McVey’s strong admiration for Liza Soberano. Last year, he posted a picture of him and Liza in his Instagram account with a short and sweet caption “You were so lovely @lizesoberano”, it gathered 65,000 likes and 6 thousand comments, many of the netizens commenting on the beautiful actress.
A day before their 2nd concert, James said in an interview that he would like to see Liza in the concert, and that he would sing to her.
During the concert Brad Simpson repeatedly thanked their Filipino fans, saying “Thank you so much, Manila!”, this was from the article written by Gia Allana Soriano on Pep.ph.
James McVey got his wish to see his crush Liza Soberano again in their recent concert. Liza was with friend Michelle Vito, and LizQuen partner, Enrique Gil.
After the concert, the 21-year old guitarist tweeted, "MANILA YOU WERE AMAZING!!. @TheTide and @BeforeYouExit and @lizasoberano were awesome!, further showing his affection for the ABS-CBN actress. They dedicated their song “Risk It Al” to their Filipino fans.
On the other hand, Liza also posted on Instagram two pictures, a black and white photo with James again and a group picture with Enrique, Michelle and ‘The Vamps’ and captioned it, “This is my second time watching them and they're still as good as ever!!” #TheVamps
The young actress even thanked James for being “so kind”, they had the chance to have her photo taken with him after the concert.
As of this writing the Instagram post of James of the said picture has 65,800 likes and 3,303 comments just one day after posting it, and in Liza’s Instagram account, it has already reached 74,200 likes, 1,410 comments.
A lot of the netizens in James’ account said they already love ‘The Vamps’ because of Liza.
The vamps was formed on 2011 and was named as the best break out group of 2014 at the ‘Teen’s Choice Awards.’ Before their stardom, they started out as opening acts for big music names such as Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift.
By the way, somebody from the concert spotted Liza and Enrique while watching the concert.