I really had no plans of going out last night because I feel I have gone out enough times already this week but when I saw the line-up for the gig, I just really had to go. I’m a fan of The Discoball, who happen to also be my friends, and where they play, I just really have to go too. If I’m in the metro at least.

When I saw that Taken by Cars and Techy Romantics were also in the line-up, I asked a few of my friends that I knew were also “fans” if they wanted to come along.

I’ve only been back in Manila three weeks and I haven’t quite gotten around to seeing all of my friends, and it was such a joy to have an unintended mini-reunion at Saguijo. (P.S. The last time I was at Saguijo for some band-lovin I think was back in 2008 though I was there for some bazaar some time much more recent).

Bee Eyes was playing when we arrived. Two of our friends were already seated at a table outside. We busied ourselves with catching up over beers and a pinacolada while waiting for The Discoball to play.

Milk and Honey Bar Tour at Saguijo Cafe

Milk and Honey Bar Tour at Saguijo Cafe

Milk and Honey Bar Tour at Saguijo Cafe


THE DISCOBALL

Sidney Luzentales on guitars

Sidney Luzentales of The Discoball

Sidney Luzentales of The Discoball

nice shoes 😉

Sidney Luzentales of The Discoball

Dan Ramon Geromo on bass

Dan Geromo of The Discoball

Dan Geromo of The Discoball

Dan Geromo of The Discoball

Bheng Densing on vocals and guitars

Bheng Densing of The Discoball

Bheng Densing of The Discoball

Bheng Densing of The Discoball

Bheng Densing of The Discoball

Jeff Azarcon on drums

Jeff Azarcon of The Discoball

The Discoball at Saguijo Cafe

The Discoball at Saguijo Cafe

The Discoball at Saguijo Cafe

The Discoball at Saguijo Cafe

The Discoball at Saguijo Cafe

The Discoball at Saguijo Cafe

The Discoball at Saguijo Cafe

The Discoball at Saguijo Cafe

It was at this point when more familiar faces started coming, like Dong Abay, for example.

Dong Abay

And another friend from Travel Factor who is now Boracay-based, Cha, but found herself at Saguijo that night with friends.

Milk and Honey Bar Tour at Saguijo Cafe

TF Friends at Saguijo Cafe


GAIJIN

(Sorry about the orientation at the beginning. I thought I was still taking a photo.)

Jesse Grinter on vocals and guitar

Jesse Grinter of Gaijin at Saguijo Cafe

Raimund Marasigan on vocals and bass

Raimund Marasigan of Gaijin at Saguijo Cafe

Raimund Marasigan of Gaijin at Saguijo Cafe

Shinji Tanaka on drums

Shinji Tanaka of Gaijin at Saguijo Cafe

Gaijin + Dong Abay at Saguijo Cafe

Shinji Tanaka at Saguijo Cafe

Jesse Grinter + Julius Valledor at Saguijo Cafe

Jesse Grinter + Julius Valledor at Saguijo Cafe

And here’s another video of a song I have no idea what the title is. If any of you guys have an idea what the song title is, do let us know.


TAKEN BY CARS

Bryce Zialcita on guitars

Bryce Zialcita of Taken By Cars

Bryce Zialcita of Taken By Cars

Bryce Zialcita of Taken By Cars

Bryce Zialcita of Taken By Cars

Sarah Marco on vocals

Sarah Marco of Taken by Cars

Sarah Marco of Taken by Cars

Siopao Chua on guitars, synths and vocals

Siopao Chua of Taken by Cars

Siopao Chua of Taken by Cars

Siopao Chua of Taken by Cars

Isa Garcia on bass, synths, and vocals

Isa Garcia of Taken by Cars

Bryan Kong on drums

Bryan Kong of Taken by Cars

Bryan Kong of Taken by Cars

By this time, the inside of Saguijo was packed with people and taking fairly decent photographs, much more a video, was just not possible.

So we stayed outside and hung out with friends. 😉

We loved the wall.

TF Friends at Saguijo Cafe

TF Friends at Saguijo Cafe

TF Friends at Saguijo Cafe

TF Friends at Saguijo Cafe

Techy Romantics, who was front-act at the Foster the People concert that same night, and was supposed to also play at Saguijo, did not make it. So, Taken by Cars did an extended set.

Milk and Honey Bar Tour at Saguijo Cafe

Milk and Honey Bar Tour at Saguijo Cafe

Milk and Honey Bar Tour at Saguijo Cafe

TF Friends at Saguijo Cafe

TF Friends at Saguijo Cafe

TF Friends at Saguijo Cafe

TF Friends at Saguijo Cafe

It was a really great night! Awesome music and hanging out with good friends! I’ve gotten so used to just hanging out with a friend or two when going to gigs, or hanging out with the bands, that being with so many friends at Saguijo was something new to me. Thanks to my friends for just having a good time through and through!

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