It was nice to see Kat and the rest of Sinosikat again last Friday, despite the miserable shooting conditions: Kat elevated above everyone else because of the stage design (an 85mm would’ve been handy, but the Jupiter 9 M42 mount I own goes too soft wide open; the 200mm Takumar I had was just too long), and the heat. Even if it was held in my work turf of Eastwood City, the sweltering weather and the absence of cooling fans didn’t help my not-so-ideal health that day as well. Gig went well, but sadly I didn’t have my fill, both in terms of photos and music, since it was over just way too early.
Last week’s outing proved to be pretty unique: I only needed roughly 30 minutes of preparation and commute time to get to the venue from home in Bulacan. Sara and her boyfriend Gian invited me to a gig sponsored by a provincial board member candidate, and it was going to be held in nearby Balagtas. I’ve always been curioous of the Bulacan rock scene, and was all but glad I could cover it now.
Bulacan bands Ultimate Ube (Gian’s band) and Pimples and Blood had tight sets, and it was great to know you don’t file them under emo. Guest goth-metal band Oremuz’s set impressed me, and I hope this isn’t just because I don’t see much local metal.
After this, one thing’s for sure: I’ll make it a point to cover this scene as much as possible.