May 7, 2007

Winston's Summer Blast @ Island Cove

May 04,2007
Island Cove
Winston's Summer Blast

The ticket was quite cheap (thanks to Winston!) so we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to see Bamboo perform live. The ticket includes a free beer and a pack of cigarette (FYI: I don't smoke or don't even drink) so it was really a good deal well at least for those who will use the freebies. So after braving the herendous traffic going home to Cavite last friday (due to Strike Revilla's motorcade) we were alas at the venue at exactly 8 pm as the ticket suggested. It was quite disappointing that there were very few people. Just to think na it is THE BAMBOO BAND. Nakakahiya naman baka isipin nila the Cavitenos don't appreciate their music. But anyway siguro kasalanan na rin ng promoters. I saw the banner like what May 1, 3 days before the actual gig. Sayang talaga!

But to our advantage, we get to see the whole thing right at the center next after the bar dividing the topaz tables and chairs to what I understand they refer to as the VIP area. Hehehe!!! Ahhh... the stage, I could still remember that 6 months ago I was doing the Pussy Cat Doll's Beep together with the rest of the team leaders on that stage for the company Xmas Party and now Bamboo will grace that same stage. Hahaha!!! So back to the VIP area, Nathan (bassist) sat down beside this girl the whole evening before their actual set and I was actually inhaling the smoke of his cigarette. Not actually a pretty nice situation to be in.

It's the 7th year for the Winston to feature this kind of concert and finally they chose Island Cove as one of their stop this year. Poetic Sparks was the front act. Soon after, Winner and Asia Agcaoli (yeap, she was there with her skimpy outfit. Just imagine the guys delight!) introduced Sugarfree. Did I mention they were there too? Hahaha!!! Ok naman sila kaso yung vocalist nila naoover power ng mga instruments and often the other member would actually make salo the singing part. Baka may sakit or something.

A couple of naughty games after, Nathan went back stage na. Wilma Doesn't, a true blue Cavitena, entered the VIP area. And then... I want to say the rest is history cause at that point Jase and I were already excited. But here goes, Ira (guitarist) entered the stage and soon after the other members came in...

Ibang klase! Each member of the band is really talented hindi lang si Bamboo lahat sila! And he had no problems sharing the lime light with the rest of his equally talented crew. But to my disappointment naglowbat ang digicam ko samantalang I recharge naman the battery the night before. So Jase settled in taking the video of the whole thing with my v3x instead. They did around 12 songs I think. And Bamboo came to us at countless time so we were able to smell his passion for music up close and personal. Nope I am no groupie... Yung kanta talaga nila ang gusto ko kaya ok na sa akin na wala kaming picture-picture na kasama sya with matching posing. Plus na nga lang ng nakamayan namin sya during the "Awit ng Kabataan".

It was a great performance and I'll be posting the video I guess soon.

Another crossed out item on my wish list.