Music festivals are my thing, especially those being held near my residence. I live in the South so I get excited about events within Las Piñas and Alabang areas, as most of the action would take place somewhere in Makati, Ortigas and QC.
This summer, I read a Facebook post promoting an upcoming music festival in a venue that’s too close to home. I wanted to be there so badly, even if I was only familiar with three bands/performers in the lineup.
Big thanks to Steady South Productions for the chance to feature this annual music gathering, which brings music lovers from south of Manila like me up close and personal with the finest indie rock, reggae and ska acts plus today’s trending hiphop group.
Being one of the first 100 to enter, I got a free bottle of Tiger beer! I was also able to try some snacks and drinks being sold by the participating vendors.
Here are the festival superstars, listed according to their genre (it was actually my very first time to watch them all):
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Check out my IG video post below about my fun experience:
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When a #musicfestival goes to you this time around…instead of the usual that you have to travel far to hear great #music of several bands in a day. The venue’s just 10-15 minutes away from our home – the nearest musical event I’ve been to at the moment. Wide variety of genres and local artists featured: #rock + #reggae + #ska + #hiphop. What a time to be alive for people like me living in steady south! I thank the organizers especially Myko for giving me media access here (with free beer 🍻 too from #tigerbeerph). Swipe left to see all videos 🤘#manila #philippines #concert #activesocialph #pinoy #bands #gig #igersmanila #igers #latergram #nightlife #citylife #party #villagersph #beavillager #thevillagersph #yolo #tarasasouth #musicians #musiclovers #musician #musicislife #musicislife #TripniTrina @opmsingers @southsnippets @tigasouthkaba @mtvph @myxph @billboard_ph @rakistaradio @blogapaloozaph @newsatjuan @thevillagersph @tigerbeer @enjoyglobe @kerwynpaulino @paulinokerwyn @laspinasguides
What I realized as a member of the audience:
🎤 We have so many great local bands that are still waiting to be discovered. I believe top execs representing the OPM should be given VIP access to this event. Recording contracts ASAP please!
🎤 Hayaan Mo Sila is not Ex Battalion’s best song after all (I’d rather pick Need You, Bootyful or Tell Me). The group’s sound and style is already almost similar to American hiphop stars. No wonder they have so many fans who would travel far and won’t mind the distance just to see them live.
🎤 Age is definitely nothing but a number when it comes to stage presence and audience impact. – I have in mind here The Buzzer Beaters’ young male sax player, like he’s only 11 or 12 years old??? Teenage and young adult females kept on taking photos of him and saying he’s cute. 😅 Future crush ng bayan – spotted!
🎤 Due to the power interruption during We Got Herb’s set, some things can surprisingly change at the very last minute. – Since the usage of venue can’t be extended, the bands Jurassic Pards and Holy Jam didn’t go onstage anymore (I do hope they get to play in the same music festival next year). Ex Batallion, the main act, performed hours ahead of schedule. Nevertheless, we still had a blast!
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