Garnering the participation of over 1,800 members of the Saipan community, international singer Leilani Wolfgramm definitely rocked the island after her first of, hopefully, many concerts.
Last Saturday, Wolfgramm treated the island to a head-banging concert as she performed some of her hit songs.
Although there were some people in the crowd who were not familiar with Wolfgramm, they too were moved by her tremendous vocals and the rhythm of her music.
According to concertgoer Tasha David, she had not heard of Wolfgramm until news of her concert started blowing up social media and was not familiar with her music, but was invited by her sister to tag along since she had an extra ticket.
Although David was reluctant to go, she did and she did not regret it one bit. “I’m glad I actually came out tonight…I honestly thought I wouldn’t like her and that I would be like bored, but she was awesome,” she said.
When asked what her favorite part of Wolfgramm’s concert was, David said it had to be Wolfgramm’s energy and how much she loves the islands.
“It’s just her vibe, you know, and her music really relays her love for the islands. It [her music] just makes you want to lay out by the beach and enjoy the sunshine,” she said.
With the success of the concert came obstacles, according to Roil Soil co-owner Shayne Villanueva. Roil Soil was the main organizer of Wolfgramm’s Summer Simmer Down Jam Live wire Tour.
“The concert was a triumph for everyone involved. It was a huge challenge with the weather, venue change, and other things but we adapted and overcame the challenges…we are so thankful for everyone’s cooperation and patience as well,” he said.
Villanueva was ecstatic about the concert’s turnout from the amount of people that showed up to the logistics of the concert.
“The place was packed with families, teens, and adults all ready to enjoy a smooth night of music. With over 1,800 in attendance, Leilani put on a great show,” he said.
“The night was amazing and filled with local artists. The people of Saipan are ready for a real festival and we are excited to continue to bring that to Saipan,” he said.
Wolfgramm’s concert also featured bands like Micro Mix, Uprooted, Mixed Plate, and Gaddhy.