After two typhoon-weekends and almost a month of waiting, the “National GAS Day” had finally pushed through last Saturday at Ten02 Bar, Timog Avenue Quezon City.
I didn’t actually witness the entire event which started at 3PM because we (Nimbus Crowd) arrived at the venue at about 11:00 (?) in the evening, when Fuseboxx was setting up. Their new complex line-up’s literally JAW-DROPPING!
Eric’s controlling 3 synths: 2 Nords plus the R brand (keytar) and Abby was still using her Nord while playing a Chapman Stick (Grandstick), and the most insane part was, she’s still singing the lead. Talk about mind-blowing independence. Talented individuals I must say! It’s really inspiring to see them live especially sharing the same stage with them.
The other bands that performed were good too. It’s really a wonderful night (you can read the comments in the forums).
Honestly, we weren’t that excited about the event because we lost the thrill when it was postponed for a couple times. And I don’t have a kick-ass gear to show off.
G.A.S. = Gear Acquisition Syndrome.
The event’s a showcase of cool musical gadgets and to build a wide friendship among the people of PhilMusic. BUT after seeing the energetic performances of the bands before us, we thought that we should just enjoy the moment. That’s right. We had fun playing; made new friends; built camaraderie with other bands; bought stuffs from Pan De Manila (?!); watched the open jam with O’Neil (of the awesome Kitchen Sync on bass guitar with 3 guitarists and a drummer); and drank some bottles of beer.
Congratulations to Sir Turi (organizer) and we hope to be part of it again next year.
So what’s with the P150 entrance fee?
P100 of it was inclusive of two bottles of San Mig Light.
P50 as donation to rise up Elegee Guitars, the shop of Jon dela Cruz in Sta. Mesa Manila which was also damaged by typhoon Ondoy’s flood.
Other people who attended brought things like clothes, food, etc. which was taken to the Municipality of Marikina as donation for the typhoon victims there.
I was glad that at least, in a small way, I gave help.
Thanks to Jake, Christian, Rhed, and to that other guy for coming and for capturing some wonderful stills.