Last night I was telling my friend how going to events like UP Fair makes me feel different about myself. Para bang automatic na teenager mode agad ako. And when I’ll realize there are younger people around, that’s when it comes to me that I’m already 23 yet still act like a teen. This doesn’t bother me though. Not at all. LOL Nonsense intro.
Together with good friends, I went to UP Fair on a Tuesday night- and Valentine night, too- because (1) the event (a benefit concert for the Philippine rivers) was sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity Eta Chapter, moi kapatids and (2) they’ve got a really nice line up- a mix of bands from the 90s and today. I thought I wouldn’t let the opportunity pass so I bugged some friends to come along. I succeed tagging along 4 awesome people with me- two of which doesn’t have a date like me. Lelz.
By the way, I finally got to taste Manang’s Chicken. I often read and hear positive reviews about this food so when I saw their tent at the fair, I just had to satisfy mu hunger through their food. And indeed it was damn good! After eating, we went to find a nice spot to watch the performers.
What’s so awesome about this night is how the music took us down memory lane. Yung tipong nakaksabay ka sa mga kanta, well, in my case, limot ko na yung mga lyrics ng karamihan sa mga tinugtog ng 90s bands, but every now and then I would mutter, “Ooh, sila pala kumanta niyan”, “memorized ko yan noon”, “elementary palang tayo nun”, “kinakanta yan ng mga kaklase kong lalake sa elementary”, etc. Ang saya lang! Instant balik sa nakaraan! 🙂
It’s just too bad I wasn’t able to bring the a camera (stupid me). Shyne and Inah did bring cams but Inah had to leave early and Shyne’s ran out of battery too soon. I hated myself all throughout the night. To think we’ve got a pretty good spot, in the middle and just a few meters away from the stage, a real nice spot to take videos. But anyway, it’s all over, gotta move on. I just hope I get to watch the bands (90s) sometime again in the future.
SyamnAPO sa Ilog Kong Irog videos from random YouTube uploads and photos from Inah.
Philippine Violators is the only band that was photographed with a SyamnAPO background because it was the only time when people tried hanging the backdrop. All the while I was watching them guys go and down ala spiderman without any protective gear.
After Franco’s set, Inah had to leave as she had to go to work at 8 am the next day. The four of us stayed and watched more awesome performances. Ang kulit lang ng Kamikaze at Grin Department. Greyhoundz and Wolfgang also rocked the night. At ang saya ko lang dahil kasama pa si Ian Tayao nung tumugtog ang Greyhoundz. ❤
We left right after Wolfgang’s set. Shyne is a big fan of the band so we really waited for them, just like most people at the fair because a huge chunk of the audience also began to leave after Wolfgang.
Noel Cabangon – Kanlungan
Noel Cabangon & Bituin Escalante – Himig ng Pag-Ibig
The Youth – Multong Bakla
Siakol – Lakas-Tama
WilaBaliW – Illuminate I
Franco – Song for the Suspect | This Gathering | Touch the Sky
Kamikazee – Halik | Martyr Nyebera | Tagpuan