When you can’t find a gig to play in, you start your own. The lack of opportunities to for certain bands to perform is how Barangay Tibay came to life ten years ago. From nothing they now fill venues to the brim. Last Saturday there were just too many people that they could barely let everyone in.
Every time there’s a Brgy Tibay event, so many fans religiously wait for hours in the heat from the early afternoon to late at night just to witness the heroes that painstakingly built this church of rock from the ground up. It’s not even a festival, but it may as well be.
Founder Reg Rubio found a way to turn Greyhoundz from underdogs to pack leaders. They couldn’t find an event to perform in regularly and now they have and it has helped many bands in the process, giving strength to their voice with a group that they could call home.
The house of Tibay. Barangay Tibay.
Now please indulge me with a bit of camera talk since it’s the first time for me to use the new Sony A7rii in this gig. For the most part I used the A-Mount 24-70 f2.8 Zeiss lens which I’ve been using a lot with my A7r for the past 3 years. I must say that the quality of the photos are magnified by leaps and bounds.
The focusing is also much faster, the shutter quieter, the details are impeccable that when I even try to recover the dark photos I accidentally take they come out still very useable.
It’s not the camera of the year for nothing alright. This thing delivers what it says it can do and shooting in a dark venue like B-Side with LED lights that sometimes act like strobes with really rowdy subjects really tested the strength of this camera.
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