29 September 2011 —
Yesterday I walked to Century Park Hotel from my house. It was a gloomy day and thank God the rain stopped. I arrived early and saw the Warner Music Philippines peeps who helped organize the event because they were distributing the compilation album NGAYON which I heard will be sold on the day of the festival.
With Roanna, sad that she’s probably not hosting the Rock Fest. I think they need someone as badass (and with rock credibility) as her to do the job well.
The stars slowly started arriving…
I’m just kidding. You know who they are.
Posing as gatekeepers. Everyone who passed by them shook their hands. Pay your respects daw muna. Frey Z. (WMP) and Joey D. (EIC of PULP) Read that again, it sounds like a rap group.
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China Crisis has performed in Manila many times since we all know that the 80s have quite a unique pull in our psyches than any other era. The first time they went heresome of the members of Rivermaya were their session musicians. They were here also earlier this year but it was only this time that they toured bringing an actual band with them.
Last Sunday they performed at Hard Rock Cafe and Hele Novela was one of the acts that fronted for them.
They stayed in Hard Rock long after that and since we’re all too happy to leave, we actually closed down the bar. One of the waitresses kept on reminding us that they needed to ‘fumigate’ Hard Rock since it’s a Sunday and I kept on saying, “5 Minutes”. China Crisis left and we were still there.
This is a picture where I told Eddie Lundon that Francis is one of the best guitar players in the country and he said, “Is that so?”, he said. Then he went on and told Gary Daly about this and pointed to their other guitar player and joked that Francis “can replace him.”
Check out Gary’s reaction. Haha.
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I need not explain to you who they are. This band has been cooking since mid last year and finally they get to play their VERY FIRST gig at the Rivermaya music video launch at Capone’s on Monday February 28, 2010
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