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Coca-Cola Concert ng Bayan

I got VIP tickets for the Coke Concert ng Bayan and even though my buddies Mara and Dona were tired from the endless pila they’ve been through all afternoon, they gave in to my plea to go and take a peek at the event.

Minutes before, I was walking down Seaside Boulevard to meet the two. Callalily was playing and during their last song, fireworks blasted up in the air and then I began walking like I as in a music video, LOL. I would’ve preferred a different band playing in the background though. :p

When we got in at MOA Concert Gounds, Sandwich was playing and after one song, Jay Durias of South Border joined them onstage where they performed two collaborations- one Sandwich song and a South Border track. Raymund sure enjoyed the number as he was grooving to the beat of rocked “Kahit Kailan.”

6cyclemind performed with new artists Eunice Jorge of Gracenote and Kleggy Abaya of Banda ni Kleggy. I’ve been a fan of Gracenote since I saw them perform at the UP Fair two years ago. Eunice never fails to amuse me everytime. With the looks and the talent, this rocker girl is someone I wish I was. 😀

I think I’ve seen Banda ni Kleggy at Saguijo before but it was only during this concert na tumatak sakin kung sino ang Banda ni Kleggy. Ang kulit lang. :p

This is one of the highlights of the first half of the half of the Concert ng Bayan. Wolfgang’s set was longer than the other bands and there were youngsters who didn’t seem to have an idea who they’re bashing. Some girl was shouting, “Alis na!” Mara was right, we were with the wrong crowd.

When I learned about the Wolfgang + Gloc-9 collaboration from Nina Sandejas’ blog, I thought it’s interesting. They performed “Halik ni Hudas and it was damn good. Gloc-9 gave a good show, too. Aside from rocking with Wolfgang, he sang “Hari ng Tondo” with Denise Barbacena of Protege and “One Hit combo” with Parokya ni Edgar.

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Now this is something I wanted to happen in a beerfest. :p

Coke being sprayed at the crowd

The crowd went wild when Parokya ni Edgar was called out. The screams were deafening and people began pushing. Sabagay, ito rin ang dahilan kung bakit gusto manood ni Mara. Buti lumabas sila sa first half. Ang kulit lang ni Chito at Vinci. 🙂 Oh, this was the first time I’ve seen them perform live, too.

We had to leave after PNE’s set dahil may lakad pa the next day. We missed lots of OPM biggies including Pupil which I’ve been dying to see. Buti na lang nakita ko si Ginoboi who hosted the second half of the concert, so cute ❤.

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Admit One 10th Anniversary Part 1

Guess who went drinking to watch a gig on a weeknight.

Last Wednesday was Admit One’s 10th anniversary celebration at SaGuijo Cafe and some friends were dying to go so I had to accompany them (because I’m a good friend like that.) I was actually having second thoughts because it was only midweek and the friends would be coming from QC, but then they insisted so there.

I didn’t regret coming though, because all the bands that were there were the acts I used to watch only on Myx and MTV as a kid (hohoho), fine, as a college fangirl.

I wasn’t even aware about the gig being Admit One’s finale as the production were already closing its doors. I’ve heard/read about Admit One before (maybe from the gigs/concerts I also planned to see) but I didn’t really had the slightest idea it was formed by the musicians themselves.When they (Admit One Staff/band members) were sharing their stories and they were askin’ people, “Where were you in 2001?” My friends and I were babbling, I was in elementary/high school in this and that place. Back then, as Vin Dancel (he was still with Twisted Halo then) stated, musicians struggled to get booked for gigs, so what they did was invited friends from other bands and they booked themselves for a night of just jamming together. And so Admit One was born.SaGuijo was packed, as expected. Fans and OPM-lovers exchanged sweats for five-hours of non-stop rock and rollin’. Too bad though, I missed Pedicab’s act since after Chicosci, we had to go out to breath in fresh air that lacks inside.

What’s even greater to cap the night off than hearing your current favorite OPM- the cab we hired was playing Never the Strangers’ Alive before they dropped me off to my place. 🙂

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Watch the videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bbZnkLBPGY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXW8zaYJWnM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oZlGpy9nD8