Notes on Fete de la Musique 2005

Katwo Librando of Narda

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  • Found two interesting bands from the early hours: Death By Tampon, and Ang Bandang Shirley. The first was a tamer, spunkier, YYY-ish bunch, with teenage girls. I only probably got to watch 1 minute from the last band, and they were ending a dance-y rock song; can’t define how really, but I was sold.
  • Joey Valenciano wasn’t able to play his sitar, dammit. The mic’s wont work for him.
  • Being in the middle of a mob waiting for Hale is no different in intensity and brutatlity to the Rage Against the Machine concert I went to years ago. This time, it was topped by three dozen girls shrieking their guts out, all literally inches from me.
  • Up Dharma Down‘s current single is good, and frantic with energy. The rest of their stuff sadly doesn’t deliver as much.
  • The decision to not leave the Alternative stage was taken based on owning a good place to take pictures. I actually did, but a point-and-shoot digicam can only go so far with the setup. I effing stood there for probably 5 hours, sweat dripping in bucketloads, for it was a hot, humid night.
  • Missed Jr. Kilat‘s set, since they were on the main stage (world music, reggae, etc.) 🙁
  • Stars of the night: Lougee of Mojofly, and Katwo of Narda. They are lovely gifts from god-if-he-exists (kidding on the last part :twisted:).
  • Left after Narda’s set. Shet, fan na nga ako. Plans to explore other stages, particularly the Jazz and Electronica ones, will be difficult to follow, since I could barely walk.
[Listening to: Tayo Na – Narda – Formika (2:54)]
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11 thoughts on “Notes on Fete de la Musique 2005

  1. karla says:

    I also went to the Fete de la Musique
    and you were in the Podium Driveway cool
    I know the vox of Ang Bandang Shirley and their keyboardist as well
    You should have watched Kadangyan also (Main Stage)
    I have some Fete pics at my Flickr account 🙂

  2. rain says:

    Nice pics. What camera did you use? Napapiling na lang ako minsan pag ganito, wala ako masyado zoom, and low-light-friendly pictures. Pero yun nga, at least I got to take some shots pa rin.

    Also added some more stuff on my Flickr account.

  3. karla says:

    Thanks rain. 🙂 I use Canon Powershot A95 hehe
    3x optical zoom
    12 x combined optical and digital zoom hehehe

  4. rain says:

    Ah. Canon A85 sa kin. Di ko na dinigital zoom, at isusuyod ko din naman tong mg pictures na to sa Photoshop e, so ganun din in a way 🙂

  5. karla says:

    nong nakita ko yung cameras ng mga press people doon grabe ang astig hehe
    napailing na lang kami ng friend kong photography enthusiast din 🙂

  6. rain says:

    Entry-mid level DSLRs lang nakita ko, wala namang malupit na malupit. Di ko naman sila masisi, considering the crowd nung gabing yun.

    Sarap nilang umbagan ‘no? Di naman para saktan, pero para angkinin lang yung camera gear nila :mrgreen:

  7. karla says:

    tama rain
    nakita ko nga ung lens nong isa don grabe ang haba hehehe 😀

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