April 19, 2007 update
I just came from the concert. ItÂ started really late at around 9:30, it was scheduled for 8:00. The Amoranto theater wasÂ more than adequateÂ for the event. There weren’t too many people in my opinion. The size of the place remindsÂ me of the Le Pavillion tent where P.O.D. played some 5 years ago. Urbandub opened with four songs followed by Faspitch and The Ambassadors, which I was told was lacking their original vocalist. King Ly Chee followed the Cebu bands. Apparently, King Ly Chee has a female vocalist who sports a mohawk; she looked really tough, and probably the best female growler I’ve heard. The guitarist, who was obviously the band leader, was sort of Indian-Pakistaniish. NOFX, of course, closed the show with around 8-10 songs. I guess their songs were ok; other than that, Fat Mike who is already 40 years old loves vodka andÂ preach atheism.
What else. Well there were two free cups of Red Horse Beer, there were free posters of Urbandub and NOFX as well as a free cd sampler from Lighter Records which had all the 5 bands (I’ve yet to listen to it). And now for the celebrity sightings. First and foremost, Yasmien Kurdi. Have to admit though, we were really starstruck (no pun intended). I think she was there to support PETA. “Malakas pala dating ni Yasmien.” Surprisingly a bit chubby though (but that worked well for her upper body if you know what I mean). Later on we found out that she was with Menaya’s vocalist; reaction 1 – oh my!, reaction 2 – lucky guy!Â (you choose). NU DJ and Jack TV host, Dylan,Â with herÂ newfound celebrity status, MTV VJ’s Victor Basa and Maggie Wilson (with the nice legs),Â Tado and of course, the rockstars -Â Typecast, Mark Escueta, Hilera brothers, Skarlet,Â J-hoon and Francis Reyes (Francis Brew) among others. I will try to steal some pictures soon.Â
All possible keywords
NOFX. NOFX members, Fat Mike, El Hefe, Eric Melvin, Erik Sandin. King Ly Chee, Hong Kong Hardcore band. Cebu bands, Urbandub, Faspitch, The Ambassadors. Sonic Boom, Lighter Records, Organizers. Location, Amoranto Theater, Quezon City, Q.C., Manila, Date, April 18, 2007, 8 p.m., Ticket price 500.00, 2 red horse beers.
Thoughts In Binary
Is the Amoranto Theater the same as the Amoranto Stadium? I don’t know. Why is this not publicized? Because NOFX stands by their uber-undergroundedness. In line with that, they rarely do interviews and they do not allow their songs to be played on the radio. Who is King Ly Chee? Apparently, a Hong Kong hardcore band. Why are there Cebu bands? Because the event is brought to you by Lighter Records, a.k.a. Urbandub’s label. Am I going? Most definitely.