Every little thing Sting does is magic

While dressed rather austerely in a gray shirt and a pair of form-fitting jeans, Sting still cut an imperious figure onstage.

His natural charm and commanding presence meant that every little thing he did was enough to make the fans lose it — a thumbs up here, a wave of the arm there. And he had yet to sing or play a single note.

Up until Sting’s entrance, the well-heeled audience at the Manila stop of the “My Songs” tour spoke in whispers and hushed tones. But the opening strains of “Message in a Bottle” proved irresistible, seemingly flicking on a proverbial switch that had everyone cheering in anticipation. When the spotlight was trained on him, Sting beckoned to the fans….

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