I must say it was pretty difficult to decide on which ones since there are so many wonderful moments that always happen when you’re surrounded by great musicians. I wanted to do an EVERYTHING Highlight of 2011, but decided to just separate them all into different categories, and the easiest for me to pick were the random ones.
These are my personal choices, based on how each event affected me. I’m sure each one of us have our own highlights, but these are the ones which are relevant to me and which I saw with my own eyes.
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This is part of my favorites of 2011 because this shows me that there’s actually so many more really cool band moments I’m going to probably see (and hopefully capture) in 2012. This is just the start of my tour with them and I can predict the series of gigs are all going to be endless party fun.
9. Pinoy Rock Myx with Francis Brew & Chino Lui-Pio:
This show just started last summer. It hasn’t been a year yet but it’s gaining quite the viewership. This was the one and only time since that I was able to catch their taping in ABS-CBN and their spiels are not only limited to simple verbal commentary but physical as well. These two are crazy!
8. The Itchyworms 15th Anniversary Gig:
What a lot of people didn’t know is that Chino Singson (guitarist) had a special entrance where he’s going to pop up on a large birthday gift box on stage. For that to happen he had to be on a hydraulics lift. Here he is seen frightened to death of getting his limbs chopped off but still smiling. If anything had happened to him, obviously I wouldn’t be posting this. LOL.
7. Jay Contreras of Kamikaze punching Gloc-9 outside 70s Bistro:
There are quite the stories of brawls that occur at gigs, rarely do we get a photo of it. As a frustrated conflict photographer, this is the closest I can get to capturing conflict, and it’s NOT even real. Jay said that he did that because Gloc-9 is too nice. I agree. He is.