MEGADETH Live in Manila

Attended the most hardcore concert ever, just after the day of my hardcore tooth surgery! I still made sure to be there after I was instructed by my dentist to have atleast 48 hrs of rest (reason being is to prevent bleeding and infection). How hardcore is that? I mean, I can’t just let my platinum ticket be put to waste, can I? -_- Aaaand, this happens probably once in your life soooo, kebs sa bagong surgery na gums! \m/

*Bare with me on a little downgrade on the pics.

Sobrang “trash” ni Gidds

YEAUUHHHH

My bodyguards for the night!

It’s either there is a grand funeral, or they tweeted each other to come in wearing the same shade.

Fans!

If not for the standing arrangement in the concert, I could have said that we had the best seat in the house!

Awesome show! Thank you Dave Mustaine! Although it could have been better if I caught a pick.. or your wristband -_-

 You can tell that it’s going to be one rocking show by merely looking at the concert poster. And to give justice to this statement, I am inserting a video below to help you visualize how I have been crushed to pieces by a sea of black people. You don’t have to finish the whole thing. 1:13 of the video will tell you enough.

P.S.: DO NOT press the play button if you are expecting a clear, professionally created video a.k.a. Please understand that the situation is something out of control. He he he.

It was awesome! Felt like a total rockstar for a night. Hahahaha. Or at least, a rockstar’s girlfriend. No wait! I AM a rockstar’s girlfriend. :)) I’m so glad they granted my wish on hearing the songs I hope they’d play! Also, I would like to share this video of Louie doing his guitar solo from a show with his previous Megadeth tribute band back in L.A., Rust In Peace! Check it!!

@ THE House of Blues, Hollywood CA

Did I mention it was my first time to officially attend a concert? No? Well, there.

Keep those heads banging!

-Joanna

Razorback

After a fun trip to the ocean park, Louie and I went straight to 70’s Bistro for the Razorback gig. They played with 2 other bands, doing a full set for an hour each. By the time we got there, it was a full house already so we stood up all night.. from a very strategic location, that is. Yay!

Chicks.

Attending gigs is one thing I miss the most, so I was very happy I was
there. Although hoping I could fix the pictures (without getting so much grainy) on Photoshop, it’s my fault that I did not use flash on the pictures. Lesson learned.

Razorback

Kevin Roy (vox)

Tirso rocking out with the talkbox! Cool!

Autograph signing!

Louie, who’s shirt has received cool remarks from 3 (out of 5) band members, is on his fan boy mode here. Kevin wore a Miley Cyrus shirt that night. We thought he did it on purpose, but his explanation then tells otherwise. Hahahaha

Louie and Louie Talan (bass) Louie&Louie! Hehe

Louie and Tirso Ripoll (guitars)

Louie and Brian Velasco (drums)

Louie and Manuel Legarda (guitars). Apparently, ito lang yung maliwanag na pic. Or maputi lang kasi talaga si Manuel?

My turn! With Kevin! \m/ (Hello Louie, maayos naman kuha ko sayo bakit ganito sakin :( Hahaha)

I was hoping they would play my favorite song, but too bad they didn’t. Pero okay lang, I hope next gig they will!

Also, I regret that I failed to get a copy of their new album.. Or even just a
shirt and asked for their autograph. Huhu. Next time!

It was a fun-filled Saturday. It’s nice when you get to do stuff which you
and your man both enjoy. Bonding!

See you on the next gig! \m/ \m/

Getting down on Friday.

Can I just say, that this has been THE longest Friday night for me? HAHA Japeth and Jeremy were both solid Franco and Razorback fans.. aaand so I got an invite for this P&P Tattoo grand launching event at Eastwood. ALSO, they held a 50% off tattoo sale! Pero good for the day lang.

Surprise of the night: A dude, (a sort of promotions/brand marketing guy) AMBUSHED us to be on an energy drink TVC. OMEGESH. I have no idea which channel it is most likely to get aired, but I’m guessing it’ll be on 2nd Avenue/ETC since I’m seeing a lot of events related commercials on those two lifestyle channels. Oh well. If you happen to spot a Joanna-ish girl on TV, PLEASE disregard, and put in your mind that it is just an illusion. Hahaha.

I’m not actually familiar with it but the world of wide web has informed me that it’s a US original, a MONSTER energy drink-like type of energy drink. HAHAHAHA Plus, I have watched this All Time Low music video promoting Rockstar energy drink (in various censor-worthy ways) when I liked their PH based page. (Okay so wish ko nalang na sana doon nalang i-upload yung commercial, at ‘wag nang i-air sa TV. LOL)

Haven’t got any picture of Franco due to some reasons soooo, what I have lots of are Razorback’s.

Crowd started to get filled up with fans for the last act of the night.

Securiteeeh!

MANOR naman pala :P

It izz blarred, sarry. Those OBEY shirts were really cool, I want one too.. with the ‘SECURITY’ print at the back, FYEAH.

OH. The one, and only complete picture of the gang. Which izz blurred tooooo. BOO. Japeth-Joanna-Jeremy! Look, 3Js! I realized it JUST NOW. Well let’s gow, J team. :P

BANCHETTO NIGHT! And t’was my first time there too! I just had to search for burgers right away when we got there. Burger monsters at Monster Burger. HAHA.

HA! LIA, ETO’NG SAYO! UGH. HAHAHAHA. Lia was supposed to join us on this trip but.. :|

I had an instant arteries-clogging grilled liempo with rice meal after the quarter pounder burger I ate. SARAAAAP. Too bad sobra akong na-umay and nabusog, so I didn’t get to have a slice of cheesecake. Sad. Sana talaga nauna nalang yung dessert no. :P

Grabbed some drinks at Metrowalk after pigging out at Banchetto. *insert pictures here* HAHAHAHA Got busy being a chatterbox so I forgot to take pictures. Anyway, I must commend Jeremy for being a responsible driver, and took a glass of water between intervals of beer. Still I insisted that we go for a coffee break, just to be sure. HAHA.

Faded P&P Tattoo stamp from the grand launching.

Starbucks Metrowalk. Surely, t’was kinda dark pa when we got inside….

And Mr. Sun’s up when we were about to leave. Hahaha.

Hitting the road to Antipolo! Now that’s spontaneous. Grabe lang. Hahaha. It rained just when we took a quick stop to Jollibee.

Finally reached CLOUD 9. No, I did not used an idiomatic statement. Yun talaga yung name. HAHAHA. T’was a little across Padi’s lang.. maybe 5 meters, something like that. Ang ganda lang doon. And it was like having a total escapade talaga. Yeah it was a cloudy to rainy morning pero I still appreciated the place, and the foggy/smoggy view. Perfect for hanging out and de-stressing.

Like a princess :3 HAHA.

Can you spot the dog?

This is a raw, unedited picture I took from my phone. Muma-macro! Looool I liked the raindrops effect. Parang, morning dew ang datingan. Hahahahaha.

Pigeon!

Well I liked it there because aside from the amazing mountain view, there were cool antique pieces on display, which goes really well with the place’s theme: vintage-ish. AND I LOVE VINTAGE STUFF.

Freaky fishy.

This Art Gallery makes the place even cool-er.

Going to the comfort room :P

Take two.

The ladies’ comfort room resembled a mini lounge area, with a really nice mountain view as well. Superb.

Garden fountain, vintage style. Ugh.

Perhaps the only thing which sucked from the whole trip was the terrible traffic. It was a long way home, pero I really enjoyed the spontaneous-ity from what’s supposed to be a Friday night out only. HAHA!

Here, I leave a Franco soundtrack for this whole thing.

IndayBote’s the ARSON EP launch

IndayBote just had their 2nd EP launch at Freedom Bar, Anonas Complex last May 6th. AND MAN, T’WAS AWESOME! The beer.. friends, and new found friends.. the bands.. and the music. Not to mention, Tapsi ni Vivian. =))

Check out INDAYBOTE! Contact them through their like page, should anyone wants to get a copy of their EP.

ALL PHOTOS ARE COURTESY OF NICO SERVANDO. Check out his really cool site here!

Lloyd, Neen, JOMAR, RAI (focusing), Sot!

I enjoyed my ‘work’ at the booth as the ‘stamp’ girl. I let people choose between the kitty stamp and the rainbow stamp, which looked like bruises on my skin -according to Sot.. while Rai did all the math. :p

GIRLS! Tracey, Timmy, Neen.

THE Cyrus Fernandez hosted the EP launch.

Enzo and Alva. MARSH, Y U NO HAVE PICTURE WITH NEEN, CHINA AND I?

Bote boys reppin’ Nick Automatic, yo!

There’s what I call the Sisig na TABA.

MARSHEES! China, Neen, and I.. and our Chupa Chups :3

Groupies!

With Sot, who did nothing but bully me all night everytime he passes me by. He saved me from the Happy Horse though, of which existence’s I had no idea about.. ’til Sot told me. We traded our beers. Haha.

Beer drinking COMPETITION, FYEAH. Ladies’ edition. Did gents’ had theirs too? Hindi ko alam eh. Lol

Freedom Bar’s got a full house.

BEYOND SCIENCE AND FICTION

THE ROYAL

ARCADIA

I love NYCTINASTY!

..and FAINTLIGHT.

…aaaaand IMBUE NO KUDOS!

Pero mas gusto ko, yung INDAYBOTE :)

China and I sang everything from the top of our lungs, and still we are no match with Neen’s. =)) THE INDAYBOTE “BACKSTAGE PEOPLE” ARE REAAALLY PROUD OF THESE GUYS.. AND GIRL. Well, I know I am. That’s for sure.

Siguro yung breakdown/djent-djent-djent-DJENT sa ‘When the Night Falls’ ‘to. Hahaha.

Meet the crew:

Neen Cabangis -Vocals

Lloyd Cunanan -Guitars

Paulo Sotelo -Guitars

Enzo Zulueta -Bass

Daryl Alvarez -Drums

WELL I… I actually recorded a video (if you may call it that) of my dear IB friends playing their first song. UNFORTUNATELY, the Freedom Bar lighting did not allow me to soooo, I realized, I should have just had an audio record of it. FAIIIIIL =)) Anyway, here it is. And yes, don’t forget to visit their page peeple. Rock out y’all!