Since he was outside during WilaBaliW’s set, Kevin Roy asked the crowd, “Nagbackflip ba si Ian?”
The crowd shouted yes, and told him Ian flipped twice.
“Dalawang beses? Aba sulit.”
He added, “Well kung may backflip si Ian, ako may ‘long moves’“, and he started swaying his arms around slowly.
Oh Kevin. This is why I want Razorback to perform at my wedding, oh and this most especially, a reminder of how the whole of Razorback is super funny.
This is the first time WilaBaliW and Razorback performed back to back. Razorback manager Pat Pulumbarit told me outside that he was surprised that despite the packed gig outside, no one was going out. Usually when there are band productions, fans watch only one band they like and then stay outside or leave, as the fans of the rest of the bands enter to get their turn to watch.
Well it was empty outside during the bands’ sets. In between set-up of course there were people outside because the bands were outside, having their photos taken with fans. This was fun to shoot because of interesting reasons — such as Kevin’s new haircut and Manuel Legarda performing in shorts (not short shorts of course, but it is kinda weird to see ML in walking shorts. BAGETS.)
They also performed Eraserheads – Superproxy in extended version Razorback style (and you’ll see the video of that below so scroll down and watch til the end to see a funny comment from Kevin).
Ian did flip twice, but since WilaBaliW likes blinking lights, as compared to Razorback’s rather consistenly dim set (as they requested, bagay naman sa music), so focusing was difficult, not because of the camera, but because when lights go on and off and you’re trying to focus, the camera can’t decide if there’s a subject in front or none at all.
Also, I FINALLY GOT TO TAKE PHOTOS of my kindred spirit, Audry Dionisio of General Luna. The most badass female guitar player and my work chatmate in the mornings (inside joke). She has been jamming with so many bands the past several months, Kjwan, Razorback, whoelse? I don’t get to follow because I never get to see her. Ever since I got engaged you know my life has just been one big adjustment. My lack of posting here doesn’t mean I’m not active, it just means that there’s a whole lot of jobs that come my way and it’s file dumping and delivery. Grown up stuff you foos!
When you find the opportunity to get paid for what you do then you take it! I’ve been through the whole passion thing, which I sometimes miss, but I’ve got bigger plans. It’s all penciled in, now I just have to find time to do it, just as I recently found time to write this post! Yehay!
WilaBaliW has a 3-song EP out being pushed by Sonic Boom. It’s paired up with a shirt to complement the latest single Not So Fast. Fahira is in that EP too. You should check it out and buy it. The poster is AMAZING. I’m saying that not because it’s a photo I took, but the printing… Oh it just makes everything look nice.
All photos were taken using the Sony A7r with the amazingly crisp Zeiss lenses 24-70 2.8 and 135 1.8. You can find more info on that on the Sony Philippines facebook.