Sonic Carnival 2013

Sonic Carnival 2013

So this one happened last year, my apologies for the late post again. Does anyone really care at this point, lol. Sonic Carnival: Feast on Sound, if I were to describe it, is a yearly event (I’ve no idea if last year was their first) catering to the EDM/rave/party crowd. There were bands (most of them were from Terno Recordings, I think), but much of its artist lineup were DJs, both locally and internationally known.

Sonic Carnival 2013

Sonic Carnival 2013

Being a usual audience for rock concerts, may I say that I sort of experienced a culture shock attending this festival? Hahaha. Lots of kids dancing around, the performer encouraging people to literally get up and dance, drinking everywhere, people dressed in small pieces of clothing… or barely at all. I felt overdressed and cold. It was also held at an open area, just a few blocks away from the Mall of Asia. Read more…

My Unpopular Not Really 7107-Related Night

Everyone has their share of opinions about the recently concluded 7107 music festival last weekend. No, I didn’t go. (#brokeassblogger problems) But would it count for anything that I did go to one of the mall shows w/ a couple of their artists headlining it?

Well I did, and it was ‘nice’. I am not a fan nor do I know a handful of songs from both performers, but it’s still something. At the end of the day I’d have my own story related to 7107 to tell people about. Hahahaha. Not close, not quite, but still somehow connected.

Yeah, keep telling yourself that. 

So what really happened was that I accompanied a friend (who’s already going to the festival itself the next day, w/ tickets and hotel accommodation already set, by the way) to the 2nd mall show featuring The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and The Astroid Galaxy Tour. It was in the Venice Piazza mall in the McKinley Hill, BGC. Far from where I usually go. Show’s venue was at the open area location.

Venice Piazza Mall, McKinley Hill BGC

It was my 2nd time to go to that mall and we even got lost on our way there. That’s what happens when you try to save up money by taking multiple public transports even though you have no concrete idea how to go there instead of saving time (but not money) and getting a cab in the first place that’ll take you there. Luckily when we arrived, the show hasn’t started yet.  Read more…

Photodump: Valentines Day 2014

(Posting this a month later (March 14, 2014) but just changed the date, hahaha!)

Nothing out of the ordinary happened to me this year but for the first time I received something that’s supposed to be for Valentines. Haha. So thanks for that, you know who you are. :) I appreciate the gesture even though you know I don’t like surprises, and now you know exactly why. You tried, at least! :P It’s the thought that counts.

I did go to a gig/show on the 14th, though. I was supposed to meet up with some of my friends and watch with them but that didn’t happen. I was going to meet with one of them first and then go to the audience area of the venue so we’re all together as a group. I even arrived first, but we weren’t able to meet. Ugh. I was stuck with a bad view of the show. I had fun taking photos w/ #vscocam for the timebeing lol.

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Meg and Dia show at Solaire Resort

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The following night after their show at the Hard Rock Cafe, Meg and Dia had another show. This time it was at the Eclipse Bar in Solaire Resorts, Manila. Unlike the HRC show, this one is free for everyone, but the setlist is a lot shorter and it certainly wasn’t that intimate when it comes to the crowd interaction.

I arrived late to this one. To get to Solaire, we had to get to their free shuttle located at the Mall of Asia first. It took some time for the minibus to be occupied enough to leave so we waited longer than we expected. Well, I’m just glad that I did not miss a lot.

It was also the first time I visited this place. Solaire Resort and Casino looks cool. Looking forward to going back and exploring the place next time.

By the time we got there, they were on their third song. I met Lexie’s friend, Baldwin, and Crisel that night, too. I went to this show w/ Shereen this time since Clarizze had work. I hope I did my job of converting Shereen to be a fan of their music at the end of this night! LOL

I took some videos from this show since the previous night, all I had were photos. I had to make up and do video documentaries for my own use, too. :D The rest of the photos and videos and stories under the cut. ;) Enjoy!

The videos are better watched in HD quality. Nevermind the quality of the video itself.. this was just from a digicam, but the audio quality is good enough methinks. I didn’t bring a DSLR to this show. Sorry for the amateur edit, I was in a hurry to upload these videos for this post.

First up is Pumped Up Kicks. I just got to the venue when they played this. I hit record just in time, lol. (This was the 3rd song, as far as I remember)

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Meg and Dia Live in Manila 2014

Two years ago, in December around Christmastime, it was announced that Dia Frampton would be making her first visit in the Philippines as part of her mini tour around Asia to promote her solo album “Red”. Originally, she wasn’t supposed to visit here. But because of social media and teamwork between fans and people who could make it possible, it was made possible in the end. So, in January 2013 she finally came here.

We all know how that ended up, for me, anyway. It became to be the best show to start my year 2013. :D I’m happy to tell you though, that history repeated itself because this year she came back. I feel that we’re too lucky that we get to see her again in less than 5 years which is (usually) the normal waiting time between visits of foreign musicians here in the Philippines.

PS: Very, very long post.  Read more…