Black Eyed PeasThe Black Eyed Peas shut it down last night at the Greek Theatre. Filipinos stand up!

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It has been 8 months since the devastating typhoon hit the Philippines; a thriving country that of the Black Eyed Peas calls home. On June 8, 2014 the Foundation put together an amazing benefit concert for the Philippines at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The concert featured some big time Pilipino artists, dancers and comedians that entertained the crowd with some awesome performances. Some of the biggest acts that performed were of course and Taboo, but it was the Filipino natives such as the Jabbawockeez, the Jazmin Sisters, and W3 The Future, that got the crowd going.

One of the biggest highlights of the night came from the voice of 13 year old, Miguel Antonio. Moments before he sang, his keyboard malfunctioned and members of the stage crew had to run on stage and help. Despite all that, the supportive and mainly Filipino crowd cheered him on to keep his energy and confidence up. That speaks volumes to the compassion that the people of the Philippines have. Help is on the way as all of the proceeds of the event is going to those who were affected by the unexpected typhoon that hit the great city of the Philippines.


The beneficial night ended as the Black Eyed Peas reunited on stage and performed hits like “Let’s Get It Started,” “Pump It,” and “Bom Bom Pow.” Then,, and Taboo reflected on their journey to success. The crowd laughed as they said they used to save 4 dollars on gas and 2 bucks on Jack In The Box when they would do shows in Los Angeles. The Peas then transitioned to the last song of the night, “I Gotta Feeling.”

-Hakeem Animashaun