Proposal and 6 bananas: How Harry Styles' concert went down at Philippine Arena

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 15) — Love, energy, and lots of color engulfed the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on March 14, Tuesday as Harry Styles returned to the Philippines for his "Love On Tour" concert.

Nearly two hours of bopping to the songs of the former One Direction member was just one of the highlights of the evening, as a marriage proposal and banana costumes were not left unnoticed.

Harry Styles' "Love On Tour" at the Philippine Arena, March 14.

Midway to the concert, Styles took a break to read sign boards and engage with Filipino Harries, the nickname of his fans. A woman near the stage tried to propose to the British singer, which was met with screams.

"Very sneaky! I feel that we should maybe get to know each other first," said Styles, adding that 2023 is the year that "we shoot our shots."

But a few steps away, the 29-year-old performer noticed a sign that read: "My boyfriend said he will propose if you duet with him."

Styles obliged, fans went crazy, and Jeff sang "Sign of the Times" with the international sensation. The concertgoer then asked his partner Michelle: "Will you marry me?"

"Just stop your crying it's a sign of the times/Because Michelle is marrying Jeff," Styles sang.

In another event highlight, the singer also performed "The Banana Song," a long-time inside joke with Harries, which started in a 2021 concert in the United States.

Styles saw six concertgoers dressed in banana costumes in the Philippine Arena crowd and started singing the unofficial song, which is a twist to one of his hits "Watermelon Sugar."

He opened his Manila concert with "Music For a Sushi Restaurant," from his Grammy-award-winning album "Harry's House." His setlist was also mixed with 2019 tracks such as "Golden" and "Adore You."

Styles also took fans down memory lane as he rendered a number of "What Makes You Beautiful," the debut single of his former boy band.

During the encore, he performed "Sign of the Times" (again!), the third studio album's lead single "As It Was," and "Kiwi."

The British hitmaker donned a sequined top and flare trousers. Meanwhile, fans wore hot pinks and other bright hues, complete with feather boas, to mirror Styles' aesthetic.

"You've been absolutely wonderful to us. Thank you for such a warm, warm welcome back to the Philippines. It has been so nice," the singer said. He also thanked his band and the backstage crew.

"Thank you so much for all of the support over the years. You can support me for one year, five years, twelve years, whatever it is. You've changed my life. It has been a privilege being here with you tonight," he added.

This was the third time Styles visited the country — the first was during One Direction's "On The Road Again" concert in 2015, and next as a soloist in 2018.

Singapore is his next stop in the tour's Asia leg. "Love On Tour" will end by July.

"We hope you had a good time with us. Please look out for each other and get home safely. Put out love to the world that needs it. I love you. I can't wait again to see you next time," Styles told Filipino fans.