The Dawn at EVO, Malolos City, Bulacan (Winston event)
13 August 2005
This is supposed to be an aftermath report. Instead, you’ll get an installment of Bitchfest 2005.
For one thing, I was caught by surprise when I learned that The Dawn was actually having a gig in my own turf – I work in Malolos – and I don’t know shyte about it. If I didn’t happen to pass along Malolos Crossing last Thursday and saw the posters on the Meralco posts, I wouldn’t even know about it. (Well, that’s also what happens when someone doesn’t check her Friendster bulletin board every so often. Not my fault, though, blame it on crappy ADSL.)
Nevertheless, the place was packed. Malolos really is The Dawn country.
To be more specific… The Dawn circa Teddy Diaz country.
I had the most unusual Saturday night last week (yeah, yeah, this is a late aftermath report. Sorry, I’ve been busy plus my ADSL is crappy, as usual). All of a sudden, my bro decided to watch a gig with me and since it’s also been a while since Iv’e been to 70’s Bistro, I obliged. Plus, I’ve been wanting to do something for days that only a trip under the Kamias fly-over would make it possible (note: to get to Anonas St. from the north, you have to go under the Kamias fly-over). What would that mission be? You’ll find out later.
Got a text from Therese who asked me to tune in to ASAP (Channel 2) to see Raymond Lauchengco perform. Now Raymond is a blast from the past for me. I’m an 80’s kid and Raymond, being a member of the Bagets cast, is a prominent part of that decade for most 80’s kids. So I immediately turned off my Media Player (which was, at the time, playing Rain’s live version of To You – my absolute fave Rain song) and launched my TV tuner to check it out. What did I see?
ASAP hosts – some of them aka. ‘champions’ daw coz they got discovered by winning their respective singing contests – singing Raymond’s songs… HORRIBLY. They didn’t know the lyrics (ey, people! Don’t you have those things called idiot boards??? Can’t you at least read??? Eh kayo ang nagpauso ng nagbabasa ng idiot board kahit sa concerts, noh!!!), they messed up the melody, they sang HORRIBLY, period. At ang pinakapanget pang kumanta, yung ‘champions’ daw. Eek.
I can’t believe I traded Rain for this. I’d rather watch a Japanese-dubbed, non-subtitled version of Taegugki than sit through this crap. Sorry, Raymond.
(Edited to add pics)
Ok, I know I already said I’m retiring as bandstalker and have officially become a Korean stalker. But since I finally got to see a gig last night, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with posting an aftermath, right?
Sari-Sari Launch feat. The Dawn and Spongecola
August 4, 2005 – The Hole (formerly Peligro)
First off: If you’re here coz the name ‘Spongecola’ caught your attention, stop reading. You won’t read anything about them here coz I didn’t see them. I went home immediately after The Dawn played (nothing against Spongecola, I just really need to get home ASAP).
With that out of the way…
Just had this thought: this site is called ‘Bandstalker.com’, but I barely tackle bands here. And the only band I’ve actually officially ‘stalked’, I’m not stalking anymore. I don’t even know what the hell they’re doing now. Last I read from someone else’s blog, today is the first day of their video shoot. (*rant mode*: Holy shoot, they’re shooting another video????? What the hell for??? Pay up some overdue royalties first, guys!!! */rant mode*)
That’s it. The Bandstalker had just retired.