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October 10 at the Junkie Shop, Cubao Expo

Poster grabbed from Ava Paguyo’s Multiply site.

Reposting this from the Facebook page:

If you haven’t heard of Meiday! Meiday!, it’s either you’re old, not in Facebook, or dead.

Meiday, as it is called by its regular partyphiles, is a sort of Woodstock Pinoy version, which features the local scene’s most in-demand bands, as well as upcoming bands that prove original Pinoy music’s demise is far from being witnessed by this generation. It’s the brainchild of Mei Bastes, who takes care of the nitty-gritty: from booking bands, to renting equipment, producing shirts, contacting sponsors and hosting the big night.

Friends help out, in ways they can: bands agree to play sans TF, graphic artists create posters, those who have ready equipment agree to lend and those with the gift of gab agree to co-host.

With the fifteen Meiday events in the past, an evident sense of camaraderie has already been established.

There is a sense of communal effort in every Meiday.

It unites different players from the various scenes of Manila youth –hipsters, skaters, artists, photographers, models, musicians, pop stars, cineastes, writers, and even your occasional corporate types taking a breather from their polo shirts and ties. A typical Meiday night offers an amalgam of sights and sounds—taste, too if you’re into that kind of thing. Curious high school kids on sembreak, shutterbugs on the prowl for their muses, fashionistas displaying their latest ensemble, graffiti artists beautifying a bare wall, audiophiles head-bobbing or dancing to their favourite band—every nook and cranny in a Meiday event presents a variety of reflections and expressions about today’s creative minds.

Best of all—it’s free. The underground community’s biggest party for the last two years doesn’t require its partygoers anything, but to have fun, in a non-havoc wreaking way. It’s giving the finger to pay-to-play prods; an up yours to those money-mooching events that require performers to shell out money for a few minutes’ worth of spotlight. Meiday is the new venue for that, and what a great alternative it is, given the broad reach this monthly production has acquired through word-of-mouth, blogs and Facebook posts. The moral of the story: if you can’t join ‘em, make ‘em join you.

Ultimately, Meiday is really just a great party for friends, by friends, and with friends.


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In the aftermath of the Typhoon Ondoy, this event has been renamed:

Relief Drive for the Ondoy victims

Relief Drive for the Ondoy victims

FUCK THE GOVERNMENT!
ITS MEIDAY! MEIDAY!

RELIEF DRIVE FOR THE ONDOY VICTIMS! you can help by donating relief goods such as canned goods, bottled water, clothes, blankets, and basic medicines. OCTOBER 10, 2009 CUBAO EXPO.
poster by http://everywhereweshoot.com

feat:
SANDWICH
PEDICAB
ZACH AND THE ACTION PACT
TOPJUNK
COFFEEBREAK ISLAND
FILTER FILTER
LADY I
THE CAMERAWALLS
MISYONARYO
THE DISCOBALL
GINILING FESTIVAL
PERYODIKO
TECHY ROMANTICS
BEEYES
SUNFLOWER DAY CAMP

Visit their Facebook page to become a fan.

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I am hoping we could come. My apologies for the second poster. The one on Facebook was too small. I had to resize it and thus the poor resolution.


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