Poster grabbed from Ava Paguyo’s Multiply site.
Reposting this from the Facebook page:
If you havenâ€™t heard of Meiday! Meiday!, itâ€™s either youâ€™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 sceneâ€™s most in-demand bands, as well as upcoming bands that prove original Pinoy musicâ€™s demise is far from being witnessed by this generation. Itâ€™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 â€“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 soundsâ€”taste, too if youâ€™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 bandâ€”every nook and cranny in a Meiday event presents a variety of reflections and expressions about todayâ€™s creative minds.
Best of allâ€”itâ€™s free. The underground communityâ€™s biggest party for the last two years doesnâ€™t require its partygoers anything, but to have fun, in a non-havoc wreaking way. Itâ€™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 minutesâ€™ 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 canâ€™t join â€˜em, make â€˜em join you.
Ultimately, Meiday is really just a great party for friends, by friends, and with friends.
In the aftermath of the Typhoon Ondoy, this event has been renamed:
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
ZACH AND THE ACTION PACT
SUNFLOWER DAY CAMP
Visit their Facebook page to become a fan.
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.